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Criminal Justice

Prosecutor defends 22-year sentence for theft of remote control

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church massacre

Criminal Justice

Sex offenders are least likely to have tattoos, analysis of Florida database concludes

Judiciary

Judge criticized for six-month sexual assault sentence won’t face discipline

Criminal Justice

Obama grants 78 pardons and 153 commutations, setting one-day record

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

39% of prison inmates incarcerated with little public safety rationale, study says

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Former politician’s sentence is among the longest for a US congressman

U.S. Supreme Court

Bank fraud law reaches scheme to cheat bank depositor of account funds, Supreme Court says

Law Students

Former inmate attends law school, earns a Skadden Fellowship to help other convicts with re-entry

Death Penalty

Alabama inmate ‘heaved and coughed’ during execution

Criminal Justice

Racial bias in New York state prisons is ‘fact of life,’ newspaper investigation concludes

Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court justice serves as juror in shoplifting case

Criminal Justice

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg make last-ditch plea for presidential exoneration

FEATURES

Jailhouse Warehouse: The nation’s jails are housing more mentally ill people than hospitals

U.S. Supreme Court

Double jeopardy doesn’t bar retrial in case of inconsistent verdicts, Supreme Court rules

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Are former offenders more likely to be fired for misconduct?

Criminal Justice

In ‘blistering’ ruling, court upholds recusal of entire Orange County DA’s office from murder case

Criminal Justice

Obama commutations pass 1,000 mark

Prosecutors

Prosecutor’s ‘racially coded references’ require reversal of death sentence, 4th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

State supreme court upholds prosecutor juror ratings that began with ‘gut reaction’ and ‘B’ label
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