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Tanya Greene

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Child Predators, Cheating Prosecutors and Terry Williams

(12) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Pennsylvania is poised to execute a victim of horrific sexual violence despite the state's own bad acts.

Here we go again – but, wait, this is Pennsylvania, not Texas or Florida, which have been known to execute individuals despite evidence supporting innocence and/or horrifying trauma histories and major mental health...

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Justice for Reggie Clemons: Not Another Troy Davis

(39) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 4:14 PM

Today, a “special master” in St. Louis begins review of the case of Reggie Clemons to determine if his trial was fair and his death sentence is just. Reggie Clemons is on Missouri’s death row for murders all the evidence shows he did not commit. When Troy...

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Tightening Belts Means Loosening Restraints: Illinois to Close Supermax Prison

(10) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 2:16 PM

One of the more positive things to result from deteriorating state budgets across the nation is that some state lawmakers are looking to smart criminal justice reform as a way to trim budgets. Whether motivated by cost savings or human rights, these changes are an important step toward a...

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Virginia is for Lovers... of Solitary Confinement?

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a front page article describing the realities of solitary confinement for inmates in Virginia. The horrors of 23-hour-a-day lockdown, sensory deprivation and isolation were lauded by Department of Corrections (DOC) officials as a necessary measure for handling the “worst of the worst.”...

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Murder Victims' Families Say No to More Killing

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 4:34 PM

We heard a lot last week about the MacPhail family, who wanted Troy Davis executed despite serious, worldwide concerns about his innocence. But what about the loved ones of murder victims who oppose the death penalty?

Why haven't we heard many, if any, media accounts from James Anderson's family?

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I Am Troy Davis

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 3:41 PM

The state of Georgia has blood on its hands.

Wednesday night, Georgia strapped down an innocent human being and forced lethal poison into his veins until he died. In your name, in my name, unashamed and unhesitating.

This case had most of the worst of what we have come to...

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Rais Bhuiyan: Another Irrelevant Victim?

(6) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 1:59 PM

After his sister's death in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, once-avowed white supremacist Mark Stroman shot and killed Waqar Hasan, who was Pakistani, and Vasudev Patel, an Indian immigrant, during a series of convenience store and gas station rampages in Texas. Rais Bhuiyan, a...

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Listen to Murder Victims' Families -- Not in Our Name!

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 11:43 AM

When I was a child, my cousin was brutally murdered. As far as our family knows, the police never found his killer.

A few years later, another cousin of mine was murdered in prison. His killers were in cahoots with his jailers, so none of them was ever prosecuted.


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Bradley Manning's Treatment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

(18) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 7:16 PM

Recent news reports suggest that Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking government files to WikiLeaks, is being held by our government, alone, often naked, in a small isolation cell for months at a time as he awaits legal proceedings to commence against him. Many Americans are appalled by...

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