Sentencing/Post Conviction

4078 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

Marine Gets 15 Years in Iraq Murder

The claimed ringleader in an alleged conspiracy by eight U.S. soldiers to drag a civilian grandfather from his home in Iraq last year and murder him has been sentenced to…

No Address Means Life Sentence

A homeless man who is unable to register his address as a sex offender faces a life sentence under a Georgia law.

The lawyer for Larry Moore Jr. of Augusta…

ABA Crime Groups’ Goals Spark Criticism

Two ABA groups’ suggestions about limiting access to criminal records—in order to make it easier for convicted criminals to find jobs and housing and thus promote their rehabilitation—have sparked a…

Hate Not Required for Hate Crime

A New York judge has upheld hate crime charges against three suspects accused of choosing their gay victim because they thought he would be an easy mark.

The suspects are…

2 Babies Die in Hot Cars, 1 Dad in Prison

Two grieving fathers in far-distant states still reproach themselves over the the deaths of their babies, whom they left alone in cars parked in the sun, years ago now.

One…

Doing Time, Across State Lines

Prison officials in at least eight states are easing crowded conditions by shipping prisoners to facilities in other states.

The New York Times spoke to a…

CT Parole System Hit

Connecticut’s parole system is under scrutiny as a result of a home invasion and triple murder, allegedly committed by two paroled burglars.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Joshua…

Mexico City Jails OK Gay Conjugal Visits

Accepting the recommendation of a human rights commission, Mexico City has begun to allow conjugal visits between gay inmates.

Such visits are commonly allowed for opposite-sex couples, even when they…

8 Targets in Prison Masturbation Cases

Updated: A Florida inmate convicted this week of masturbating while alone in his jail cell is reportedly only one of eight targets—along with state taxpayers—of what a Miami Herald columnist…

Judge Sentences Nicole Richie to Jail

Following the pathway to California incarceration recently blazed by her reality TV co-star Paris Hilton, 25-year-old Nicole Richie is also headed to jail for a brief period.

As part of…

Record $100 Million for Unjust Conviction

A federal judge in Boston has awarded $100 million to four men unjustly convicted of murder in Massachusetts state court in 1968, reportedly the largest such judgment ever made.

Ruling…

Masturbating Inmate Convicted

Jurors deliberated only 45 minutes before finding a Florida inmate guilty of indecent exposure for masturbating alone in his jail cell.

A Broward County sheriff’s deputy claimed inmate Terry Lee…

Mich. Judge’s Warnings Unheeded

A Michigan judge says he tried to warn Virginia lawmakers about the dangers of high fines for motorist misdeeds, to no avail.

Judge William Buhl of Van Buren County told…

Hypnosis Hearing Stuns Petitioner

A federal judge has granted a hearing to determine if the children who agreed to testify in a high-profile sexual abuse case were influenced by hypnosis.

U.S. District Judge Joanna…

Panel Would Address Prison Crowding

Two federal judges in California have ordered the creation of a three-judge court to consider reducing inmate populations at crowded state prisons.

Judges Thelton Henderson of San Francisco and Lawrence…

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