Sentencing/Post Conviction

4086 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

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…

Alcatraz Visit: Feel Like a Prisoner

The atmosphere is dank, dreary and depressing. Nor are the stories told by those who spent time there accounts of happy times. Nonetheless, Alcatraz, the infamous prison on an island…

Conrad Black Remains Free

Media mogul Conrad Black will remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction for mail fraud and obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve of Chicago permitted…

‘Too Short’ for Jail Ruling to Be Appealed

There were valid reasons, an appeals court says, for a Nebraska judge’s perhaps-unprecedented decision to sentence a 52-year-old man who is slightly over five feet tall to probation in a…

Attorney-Client Privilege Bill Praised By ABA Prez

The president of the ABA is backing legislation that would bar prosecutors from pressuring companies to waive attorney-client privilege and cut off employees’ legal fees.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.,…

Girls in Jail Need Beauty, Kind Words

Throughout the country, prisons are run in a paramilitary manner that seems to work for men. But it’s not nearly as effective for young women, experts believe.

So, as the…

‘Look to Libby’ Plea Loses

A federal judge in San Francisco didn’t give much weight to a former lawyer’s bid for a reduced sentence that cited President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of an…

Paris Hilton Jail Perks Probe Launched

Did Paris Hilton get special treatment during her brief jail stay for violating probation on an alcohol related traffic offense?

That is the question to be answered by a newly…

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