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Serving Life for a Lie?

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 10.08.2015 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

What happens when death is taken off the table? Last week, Missouri's Governor bravely and correctly decided not to execute Kimber Edwards, an autistic man sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 2002 for hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

Saki Knafo

Sentenced To Life In Prison For A Nonviolent Crime | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In 1999, a federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois did something that would trouble him for years: He gave a sentence of life without the p...

Following Up On Juvenile Justice Reform in Michigan

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo Michigan is known for i...

Latent Effects of Capital Punishment

Michael Santos | Posted 08.11.2012 | Crime
Michael Santos

I used to wonder about my judge's rationale when he imposed a term that would keep me confined for decades despite my not having had a history of violence or previous incarceration.

Digging Deeper on Teen Killers

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I goofed. I thought I had researched it thoroughly enough but the response to my last column showed me I did not. Consider this my mea culpa. The co...

Our Youngest Lifers

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Dimond

America is also the only known nation in the world that allows children under the age of 18 to be tried as adults and sentenced to prison forever with absolutely no chance for parole.