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Who is Davontae Sanford? He is Detroit's Forgotten Child. Innocence raped in the grips of overzealous cops and a prosecutor who doesn't give a damn about justice or innocence. She wants Detroit to forget Davontae!! To ignore her great evil misdeeds and sweep the case under the carpet. And your silence has made it all possible Detroit. Until it happens to your child - of course. BUT she suffered a MAJOR defeat at the Michigan Court of Appeals when that court granted Davontae relief on every issue he raised but one; namely whether Private Investigator Linda Boris can testify as to the details of the murders that Vincent Smothers confided in her --as he has to CNN; the Associated Press; his attorney and last but not least to Detroit Homicide investigators. Davontae cross-appealed that issue at the Supreme court. Smothers wants to confess on the record to clear Davontae for the four murders he did not commit. What does Smothers have to gain by confessing to a crime that he knows will get him a mandatory life sentence? Nothing! But Kym Worthy has a lot to lose if he does. Millions of dollars in civil liability and her integrity (which isn't much) for WRONGFULLY convicting that young boy! And Detroit? You are okay with this? Well we can't wait for sleepers to wake up from a dream. Fortunately one appeals court made up of all conservative judges by the way ruled in Davontaes favor. The prosecutor appealed that decision to the Michigan Supreme Court where we are now in a,wait and see hold for the high court. I am cautiously optimistic however that given the fact the three judge panel who ruled in Davontaes favor were all conservatives the state high court which is majority conservative will deny Worthy's appeal. And then the ugly court battle will begin. She will NOT be able to stop Smothers from confessing on the record and convince the trial judge to sustain Davontaes convictions. There are many lawyers on both sides. Smothers will flip her case upside down and she knows it. Hence her reason for fighting to stop him. Treacherous and devious she is.Roberto Guzman
It would be nice to confirm that South Carolina is indeed “a step ahead” of a new presidential directive banning solitary confinement for juveniles (“South Carolina prisons a step ahead,” The Post and Courier, Jan. 30).
It’s encouraging that the president and Department of Justice realize that reliance on solitary confinement in federal prisons is inhumane and ineffective. Maine came to the same conclusion several years ago and has significantly reduced the use of solitary confinement, also called segregation, at the Maine State Prison. In an [...] Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Courtney Gousman, Emmy-nominated journalist with WGN-TV, tells the story of Xavier McElrath-Bey---who was convicted of murder at age 13, but now seeks atonement through youth advocacy for children in the community and the justice system.
Xavier works as a Youth Justice Advocate with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and is the Coordinator of the Incarcerated Children's Advocacy Network: a national network of formerly incarcerated youth who are on the front lines of juvenile sentencing reform.
Rep. Aaron Regunberg and Sen. Harold M.Metts have introduced legislation to reform the controversial use of solitary or “segregated” confinement in the Rhode Island prison system, saying the practice [...]...
Bryan Stevenson’s inspiring and best-selling book Just Mercy shares some of the fruits of his lifelong fight to push our nation closer to true justice. In January our nation took two more steps forward in the ongoing struggle to treat children like children and ensure a fairer justice system for all, especially for our poor and those of color.
Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences. Brown acknowledged the valuable information Rene "Boxer" Enriquez has provided authorities,...
Lately I’ve read so many articles on juvenile and criminal justice reform laws being passed it’s surreal. The truth is, hardly any kids will be directly impacted by this because there are practically no juveniles in federal prisons. I can’t dwell on this but need to keep working on more reforms.
We deserve a prison system worthy of our values. But without meaningful independent oversight, we will not have that, and we will see far too many instances of inhumane conditions, escape, abuse, and even death.
A Black woman and mother who was subject to police brutality and whose assault was caught on camera that eventually led to the dismissal of Metropolitan Police Constable James Kiddie, has been found dead in her cell at Holloway Prison London.
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