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.
David Ryan Polgar, on finding the sweet spot of connection this Thanksgiving.
Jamie Utt explains how racism robs us of our ability to feel and to empathize in the face of injustice.
7 ways to avoid breaking your own rules and stop settling for less.
It turns out that all the talk about Benghazi over the last two years was a giant waste of time, there just never was a cover up.
Alyssa Royse, on a bizarre love quadrangle, civil disobedience, and the bright witty stars of the Seattle Seahawks.
Ultimately, the literary fantasy is just that: a fantasy. Nathan Graziano shows us how.
After watching Nick Stevenson’s character, Pete Harper, in Orange is the New Black, David Packman raises the issue of the age-old Aussie male stereotype.
Time, history, and experience gave you confidence with your last love. When you’re ready, Jonathan Buzin has some tips for starting over.
Jordan Gray says that we’re all so fearful of coming across as dependent, that we never learn to lean on each other in a healthy way.
Jeff Bogle finds that with Amex Membership Rewards®, he can just keep on giving.
As a black man and father, Doyin Richards urges people to think critically before discussing the unrest in Ferguson and other hot-button topics.
Finding happiness by loving life like a used car: AS IS
“Concerns about institutionalized discrimination in the United States have repeatedly been raised…” — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).