Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Lee Malvo, the D.C. Sniper | The New York Times

Adam Liptak, The New York Times Lee Malvo at a court hearing in 2003. Mr. Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in sniper attacks in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Pool photo by Davis Turner. […]

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Missouri man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years sues police | AP

Nathan Skethaw, AP In this Sept. 2016 file photo, David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Robinson, wrongly imprisoned 17 years for murder alleges in a federal lawsuit that police not only knew he was innocent before his conviction, but helped prevent it […]

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Kalief Browder’s Suicide Brought Changes to Rikers. Now It Has Led to a $3 Million Settlement. | The New York Times

New York City has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Kalief Browder, the young Bronx man whose detention on Rikers Island became a symbol of the breakdown in criminal justice in New York and fueled the drive to ban solitary confinement for youths in the city’s jails.

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Tennessee governor grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown | WREG NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The woman who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 after killing a Nashville man who solicited her for sex has been granted full clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Facebook0Twitter0MailEryn Taylor, WREG NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The woman who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 after killing a Nashville man who solicited her for sex has been granted full clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. “This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case,” Haslam […]

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New Year Brings Hope and Pushes for Proper Implementation with First Step Act | AFRO

Facebook0Twitter0MailGeorge Kevin Jordan, AFRO Wesley Bell laughs during his speech after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor during a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. Between jokes Bell took a serious note, stating there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Photo by […]

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill | The New York Times

Facebook0Twitter0MailNicholas Fandos , The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the most substantial changes in a generation to the tough-on-crime prison and sentencing laws that ballooned the federal prison population and created a criminal justice system that many conservatives and liberals view as costly and unfair. The First Step Act […]

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