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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
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.
It’s one of the puzzling truths of wrongful conviction cases: Where was the evidence proving the wrongfully named suspect’s innocence? If he swears he wasn’t at the scene, surely there’s an alibi confirming where he was? A growing body of evidence shows that when suspects make false confessions—which happen for many reasons, and far more...
Call it solitary confinement, segregation or "the hole." Ohio adult and juvenile inmates are spending less time there these days. A report released Tuesday by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, a legislative watchdog agency, showed the overall rate of solitary confinement at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the adult prison system, dropped nearly 22 percent from 2011 to 2015.
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.
There is nothing pragmatic or humane in subjecting a human being to months or years in a cell the size of a parking space for 22 to 24 hours every day, warehoused like hogs in gestation crates, deprived of huma
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