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United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

12.22.2014
The CAT also addressed the death penalty and numerous systemic human rights violations within the prisons and jails of the U.S. adult and...
Top 10 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Top 10 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System

12.22.2014
It's that time of year when people are making lists and checking them twice. Here is my action list about ways to fix the criminal justice...
Oklahoma Set To Use The Same Drugs It Used In The Botched Execution

Oklahoma Set To Use The Same Drugs It Used In The Botched Execution

12.19.2014
Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the...
Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Challenge State's Method Of Execution

Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Challenge State's Method Of Execution

12.18.2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience...
The Other Capital Punishment

The Other Capital Punishment

12.10.2014
If traditional capital punishment has declined, another kind of capital punishment continues unabated. This other form of capital punishment,...
Missouri Executes Man For Killing Woman With Hammer

Missouri Executes Man For Killing Woman With Hammer

12.10.2014
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998,...
Georgia Executes Cop Killer

Georgia Executes Cop Killer

KATE BRUMBACK   12. 9.2014
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes...

Our Collective Soul

12. 5.2014
We know that judgement is a slippery slope and that love and forgiveness are always the safer choices.
Serial Rapist Asks Judge For Death Penalty

Serial Rapist Asks Judge For Death Penalty

James Cave   12. 4.2014
A serial rapist who pleaded guilty to assaulting three women in Honolulu told the judge he wants to die. Asofitu Fio, who admitted to...
Ted Cruz Says He Trusts The Justice System In The Scott Panetti Case

Ted Cruz Says He Trusts The Justice System In The Scott Panetti Case

Donté Stallworth  12. 3.2014
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declined on Wednesday to criticize the death sentence of a severely mentally ill man in Texas, distancing...
This State's Review Of The Death Penalty Reveals The Shocking Cost Of Executing A Prisoner

This State's Review Of The Death Penalty Reveals The Shocking Cost Of Executing A Prisoner

Paige Lavender  12. 3.2014
An audit conducted by the state of Nevada shows the cost of death penalty cases is nearly twice as much as murder cases where a lesser...
Appeals Court Orders Texas To Hold Off On Execution Of Severely Mentally Ill Man

Appeals Court Orders Texas To Hold Off On Execution Of Severely Mentally Ill Man

Amanda Terkel  12. 3.2014
WASHINGTON -- Less than 12 hours before the state of Texas was set to execute Scott Panetti, an appeals court issued a stay Wednesday morning,...

Texas' Mental Health Fail

12. 2.2014
Let's not lose sight of the real problem: people with severe mental illness and criminal behavior need treatment and recovery from organic...
<em>The Penalty</em> Is a Film That Must Be Seen

The Penalty Is a Film That Must Be Seen

12. 2.2014
Given that a state sanctioned policy such as the death penalty is carried out in the name of the public -- yet has operated under a shroud...