Sentencing/Post Conviction

4086 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

Nifong in Contempt, Gets 1 Day in Jail

The disgraced former prosecutor responsible for filing unfounded rape charges against former members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team was found in criminal contempt of court today and sentenced…

Told of Threat to Tot, Lawyer Kills, Repents, Gets 12 Years

A Connecticut patent lawyer who killed his neighbor after his wife reportedly told him the man had molested their 2-year-old daughter was sentenced today to 12 years in prison. Meanwhile,…

Bad Closing Doc Puts Va. Lawyer in Jail

A former president of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association reportedly has been sentenced by a federal judge to a year and a day in jail for conspiracy to commit…

$307 K Fee Is Price of Foot-Dragging

California has been burned by a “scorched-earth” approach to litigation over pay policies for inmates who work for private employers on prison grounds.

A California appeals court affirmed an award…

Texas Gov Commutes Death Sentence

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has never commuted a death sentence before. But he did so today for Kenneth Foster, 30, who was scheduled to be executed tonight for serving as…

Canadian Cleared in 1959 Murder

Concluding a case that has fascinated Canadians for decades, an Ontario appeals court yesterday acquitted Steven Truscott of a 48-year-old crime that originally resulted in a death sentence for him…

Fence-Building Crime Time: 6 Months

A California man with no prior record has been sentenced to six months in jail. His crime? Building a fence at his home on what the city of Torrance apparently…

8th Circuit: Resentence Wal-Mart Exec

A federal judge may have been too lenient in sentencing a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive to five years of probation (including about two years of home confinement) in a…

Receiver Shakes Up CA Prison System

Lawsuits and legislative committees haven’t had quite the impact of the man named to be a federal health-care receiver for the California prison system.

Robert Sillen was appointed last year…

Seale Gets Life in 1964 Case

A reputed member of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi was sentenced today to three life terms for his role in abducting, beating and killing two black teenagers in 1964.

Criminal Lawyer in Contempt for Defending Client

A Washington state lawyer has been found in contempt of court for his defense of an alleged serial rapist who has already served his 25-year sentence for a single rape…

Nicole Richie Serves 82-Minute Sentence

Nicole Richie spent just 82 minutes in jail yesterday for driving under the influence of drugs.

Authorities said the short sentence was the norm under guidelines adopted to reduce prison…

Sleeping Lawyer Claim Denied

Alfonso Williams, convicted of cocaine and crack charges, contends his trial attorney slept through his trial—and produced six witnesses who backed up his allegations.

But the judge who presided over…

Would-Be George Wallace Assassin Will Be Released

After 35 years in prison, the man who shot Alabama Gov. George Wallace during his 1972 presidential campaign is about to be released.

Maryland prison authorities say that Arthur Herman…

Lindsay Lohan Jail Term: One Day

Actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded no contest today to seven misdemeanor counts of drunk driving and cocaine possession that arose from two separate arrests in May and July.

In exchange, she…

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