Sentencing/Post Conviction

4087 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

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…

Pink For Clink Sex Acts Challenged

An editorial in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal is applauding South Carolina’s unusual effort to discourage prisoners from performing sex acts in front of corrections officers.

The state requires…

Probation Too Cushy for Tax Evader

A federal appeals court has ruled that the owner of a construction company who evaded personal income taxes on his luxurious home should have received a prison sentence.

The opinion…

New Charges Mulled in Old Shooting

Police officer Walter Barclay died this week, more than 40 years after he suffered a gunshot wound while trying to stop a beauty shop burglary. Now prosecutors are weighing whether…

Parolees Win Same-Sex Rights

Two recently paroled methamphetamine dealers can continue in their relationship of more than 20 years, in spite of a rule that normally bars convicted felons from associating with one another…

Molester’s Appeal Backfires

A convicted child molester who spent years appealing for release unwittingly extended his Louisiana prison stay—for life.

Sherman Burton has been in state prison since 1999, appealing his 20-year sentence.…

UK Lawyer Jailed for False Client Alibi

A Scottish lawyer who gave a client accused of abduction and extortion a false alibi has now himself been sentenced to prison.

In a hearing before the High Court in…

Records Proposal Pulled After Protests

A controversial proposal to limit access to criminal records to make it easier for convicts to find jobs and housing is being withdrawn by the entities that intended to bring…

Bank-Buying Strategy Backfires

A former Wall Street analyst who happened upon a strategy to make money from banks’ initial public offerings has been sentenced to two years in prison for using other people…

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…

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