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Summary: Several cases are in the process, either at the federal level or Supreme Court, of being argued to whether or not solitary confinement is right. Solitary confinement issues are making their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony…>read moreNo Comment July 23, 2015
Summary: A recent study from the University of Toronto suggests that one’s facial appearance may have a big impact on sentencing. If you don’t look trustworthy, watch out: you’re more likely to receive a harsher sentence if you are…>read more1 Comment July 20, 2015
Virginia was notified nine days prior to the scheduled execution of death row inmate Earl Washington that an innocent man was going to be put to death, according to Slate. Washington’s execution was halted when his lawyers found evidence that…>read moreNo Comment June 11, 2014
On Sunday, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a condemned murderer trying to seek his own death warrant in the face of reprieve was bound to accept the reprieve. In November 2011, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber had issued a blanket…>read moreNo Comment June 21, 2013
The US Supreme Court has lifted a stay of execution for former Army recruiter and former Gulf War veteran Cleve Foster in Texas, who together with his roommate was given the death sentence in 2004 for murdering a woman named…>read moreNo Comment June 6, 2011