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Entries by Radley Balko from 07/2011

Cory Maye To Be Released From Prison

Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

MONTICELLO, Miss. -- After 10 years of incarceration, and seven years after a jury sentenced him to die, 30-year-old Cory Maye will soon be going home...

Cory Maye's Open Letter To Supporters

Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

Cory Maye, the man sentenced to death in 2004 for shooting and killing a police officer during a during a botched drug raid in 2001, agreed to a plea ...

Cory Maye Freed After 10 Years In Prison: The Back Story

Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

MONTICELLO, Miss. -- It's Friday, July 1, 2011, a little past 8:15 a.m. when I arrive at the Lawrence County, Mississippi, courthouse. As I walk towar...

Why 'Caylee's Law' Is A Bad Idea

Posted 07.11.2011 | Crime

Laws named after crime victims and dead people are usually a bad idea. They play more to emotion than reason. But they're disturbingly predictable, especially when they come after the death of a child. The push for "Caylee's Law" needs a douse of cold water.

Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

| Posted 07.21.2011 | Crime

We need to start holding prosecutors accountable for bringing unjust charges like those just brought against an Atlanta mother -- even if they may technically be legally permissible.

After 10 Years In Prison, Cory Maye Comes Home

Posted 07.31.2011 | Black Voices

MONTICELLO, Miss. -- When Cory Maye rises up to speak before the 75 or so people who have gathered to welcome him home from prison, his eyes well up, ...