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FEDERAL PRISON SAFETY CHIEF ABRUPTLY RESIGNS

Toxic Contamination Worries in Computer Recycling Shops Widen to Other Prisons

NEW INFORMATION CRIME FOR FEDERAL WORKERS

Public Information Officers At Risk For Warning Public

FEDERAL PROSECUTOR WINS WHISTLEBLOWER AWARD

$200,000 in Punitive Damages Ordered

ENVIRONMENTAL PROSECUTION DECLINES DURING CLINTON ADMINISTRATION

Bush Administration "Record Clearly Better"



White Papers Uneven JusticeEnvironmental Prosecutions in the Clinton Administration and U.S. Attorney Environmental Report Card (December 1998)
According to an analysis of federal records, prosecution of environmental crimes has sharply fallen during the Clinton Administration. Comparing statistics from a three year period in the Bush Administration (1989-91) with a similar period in the Clinton Administration (1994-96; the last years for which data is available), this review shows dramatic declines in criminal referrals, prosecutions and convictions. more >>