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Live at 11 am: What does Jupiter Paulsen's murder mean for criminal justice reform?

Was Paulsen's murder evidence of criminal justice reforms going too far?

Arthur Prince Kollie

Jupiter Paulsen was a 14-year-old girl who was brutally killed in Fargo, allegedly by a man with a long criminal history who was out on probation.

Some are blaming officials for letting Arthur Prince Kollie , the man arrested for the death, out of custody.

North Dakota, like many other states in America, has made some long strides toward criminal justice reform that includes an emphasis on moving away from incarceration.


Was Paulsen's murder evidence of those reforms going too far?

Jay Thomas , host of the Jay Thomas Show on WDAY AM970 in Fargo, joins this episode of Plain Talk Live to discuss.

The audio of every episode of Plain Talk Live is available on the Plain Talk podcast , which you can find through your favorite podcasting service.

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