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Cruel and Unusual

Treating Death Row Inmates like Disposable Guinea Pigs is Unconstitutional

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

When faced with cruel and unusual crimes, our natural reaction is to demand cruel and unusual punishment. The problem is that even if this sentiment were morally correct, it is legally incorrect.

Finding the Right Poison

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Is it all right for the person to be paralyzed and in pain and know they are about to die for one minute? Five? Ten? An hour? Where do we draw the line?

Transgender Prison Inmates Have Right To Hormone Therapy, Rules Federal Judge

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has struck down a unique Wisconsin law that prohibits transgender inmates from receiving taxpayer-funded hormone...

Torture, American-Style

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne-Marie Cusac

What astonished me was not the Abu Ghraib torture, but the public's shock and dismay. How could people be so surprised when so many of the same practices had already happened here?