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How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart overcome tough times? Martha says that two especially tough times in her own life were her divorce, and the legal problem whic...

Ariel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

Life without parole plus 1,000 years. That is certainly making a statement. However, it is far from the longest sentence ever meted out to a criminal convicted of an especially heinous crime.

The Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment, and Other Punitive Measures: What's the Point?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime
Marianne Mollmann

Unfortunately, rehabilitation (the adult word for "learning a lesson") is often not at the heart of criminal justice reform. In fact, the harshness of a punishment is frequently not determined by the possibility of recidivism, but rather by public opinion.

This Man Claims He Threatened To Kill Obama To Get Medical Care

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Severe chest pains drove one man to do the unthinkable to receive the medical attention he desired. Stephen Espalin, a homeless 57-year-old man li...

Dr. Phil Airs Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story - Oct 17

Susan L. Travis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Susan L. Travis

Little Sara Kruzan killed her trafficker when she was 16 years old. Sara's aunt, Anne Catherine Rogan, speaks eloquently of her niece, now 34 years old.

'Teen Mom': Amber Portwood's Daughter Visits Her In Rehab

Posted 06.27.2012 | TV

While the next chapter of their sad story is already known, Amber Portwood and her daughter Leah did share a touching moment this week on "Teen Mom" (...

Missing Boys' Father Denied Appeal

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | Crime

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Michigan appeals court has declined to hear an appeal of the prison sentence ordered for a Lenawee County man blamed for the disa...

Attorney Receives Record Sentence For Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK, June 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyer who worked for some of the country's most prestigious firms was sentenced on Monday to a ...

If You Build it, They Won't Come

Joel Judd | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.

Sentencing Disparity On Its Way Out -- And It's About Time

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Somewhere in a U.S. prison today, a young Black man sits behind bars counting down the days till he sees freedom. He has become hardened and likely more dangerous while his White cellmate was released years prior for virtually the same crime.

What Happens to Cameron Douglas?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Santos

Of the five years Douglas will serve in the prison system, the next few months will be the worst. The most difficult aspect of entanglements with the criminal justice system is the unknown.

Miley Cyrus Reveals New "LOVE" Tattoo in Her Right Ear

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Wild child Miley Cyrus has added yet another tattoo to her collection.

Brooke Astor's son: I'm too sick to be imprisoned

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son has turned to friends in high places – including Whoopi Goldberg and Al Roker – to help hi...

Today We All Stand Before Leonard Peltier's Parole Board

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Wasserman

Meditate, pray, march, dance, sing, shout, laugh, cry....do whatever you can to help move this man out of his jail cell and into the open air after 33 hellish years.

Sotomayor Was Tougher Than Colleagues On White Collar Crime

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor typically handed out tougher prison sentences than her colleagues in the federal courthouse in M...

Responsibility Is A Lifestyle: It's Time to Bury Da Beef

T.I. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
T.I.

In a few weeks, I will begin a one-year prison sentence for being in the possession of illegal firearms. Before I go to prison, I want to speak to young people about responsibility as a lifestyle.