Spoon Jackson gives the insider opinion on the main areas for reform in the US prison system.
The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good
These five countries all have something in common. They are the top five countries for prisoners put to death.
A report advocating death penalty reforms finds that false confessions in capital cases can be limited by recording the questioning of suspects.
During recent executions, inmates were observed to gasp, convulse, and turn purple over periods much longer than the typical lethal injection. All of these executions used drugs made by pharmacies not regulated by the FDA.
Governor Jay Inslee said, “In death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”
Tennessee Attorney General’s office asked the state supreme court to set execution dates for 10 death row inmates, while an eleventh is already scheduled for April 22.
Sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, Spoon Jackson wonders if a changed man will ever be given a second chance.
A case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday morning could fix the legal loophole used by conservative states to unconstitutionally execute mentally handicapped criminals.
Juveniles are particularly vulnerable to the coercive (and often unlawful) techniques of law enforcement officials.
There’s no need to examine, anecdote by anecdote, whether Obama is right about racial profiling in America. It doesn’t take a single case to make the President’s point; there is a lot of data already on the books to substantiate his claims.
In spite of the now-multiple reasons not to execute Hill, Georgia has remained committed to moving forward with the penalty, and the judge will take up these latest arguments in the coming weeks.
Seven mental health professionals have evaluated Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill, and all seven have determined that Hill is intellectually disabled.
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Leo Babauta reminds us that convenience always comes with hidden costs, when you look at the whole picture.
When you get the chance to give up everything and have an adventure, does it ever make sense?
Writer Ian Stansel makes peace with the profoundly terrible stench of his grandfather.
Because of my muscle wasting disease, I have very little physical ability, but for the most part, I never notice it, and a large reason for that has always been my brother’s endless willingness to help me.
Click bait fashion articles make Dr. Kwame M. Brown gaze at his shoes.
The majority of anti-violence advocates are marching in the wrong direction.
This father explains to his son why he’s not signing him up for little league and offers some sage advice to parents about expectations and their children.
Ellen DeGeneres sent her young friend Noah Ritter, also known as the “apparently” kid, to the Walking With Dinosaurs show. His encounter was nothing short of hilarious.
As protests clog the streets, Beijing’s reliance on a peaceful financial hub in HK becomes ever clearer.
Sean Melia on why you should check out these wow-worthy athletes.
Just for fun—a dog who has the best job in the world. He returns passengers lost items at the airport, and gets showered with hugs and attention in return.
It’s a sentiment I’ve always found perplexing–the idea that hope is less realistic than despair–and though many of my favourite works have negative outcomes, I’ve never felt that this gave them a verisimilitude that other films lack.
Have something to say about men in business? The Good Men Project is taking submissions.
Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.
Tony Posnanski doesn’t think he’s romantic. You might disagree.
You expect to find declarations of love and heartbreak in books and poems… But what about on the bathroom wall, the freeway overpass or the cracked concrete?