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Drug Sentencing Reforms Halt Decades of Prison Population Growth

Drug Sentencing Reforms Halt Decades of Prison Population Growth

John Rudolf  10.29.2011
NEW YORK -- In 1986, as the crack cocaine epidemic ravaged America's inner cities, a Democratic Congress passed legislation dictating harsh...
Troy Davis Execution Approaches As Calls For Clemency Continue

Troy Davis Execution Approaches As Calls For Clemency Continue

John Rudolf  09.21.2011
Jason Cherkis contributed reporting for this article. JACKSON, Ga. -- Behind razor wire and thick concrete walls, Troy Davis spent what...
FBI Investigates Taped Beating By Tennessee Police

FBI Investigates Taped Beating By Tennessee Police

John Rudolf  07.25.2011
The FBI has launched a criminal probe into a January incident where Tennessee police stripped a man naked, then kicked and beat him while...
Last Words Of Post-9/11 'Arab Slayer' A Message Of Peace

Last Words Of Post-9/11 'Arab Slayer' A Message Of Peace

John Rudolf  07.21.2011
After a lifetime of bitter prejudice that drove him to kill innocent strangers, Mark Stroman died with a message of peace. Stroman, 41,...
Alabama Judges Impose Death Though Juries Vote for Life in Prison

Alabama Judges Impose Death Though Juries Vote for Life in Prison

John Rudolf  07.12.2011
Last November, jurors in Lee County, Ala., found Courtney Lockhart, a 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, guilty of the 2008 murder of Lauren...
California Prisoners Join Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Conditions

California Prisoners Join Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Conditions

John Rudolf  07. 8.2011
Nearly 1,500 inmates at six California prisons have joined a hunger strike by prisoners confined in one of the state's harshest isolation...
Milton Mathis, Convicted Killer, Executed In Texas Despite Evidence Of Retardation

Milton Mathis, Convicted Killer, Executed In Texas Despite Evidence Of Retardation

John Rudolf  06.21.2011
A man convicted of slaying two people and critically injuring a third in a drug house shooting was executed on Tuesday evening by Texas...