The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. "I'm not an angel," sings one, "but I'm not the devil." Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it's a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole.
According to the Innocence Project, mistakes in the initial identification of a suspect played a role in 72 percent of the more than 300 cases of people proven by DNA evidence to have been wrongfully convicted. In too many of those cases, the people had been in prison for years, sometimes decades.
State officials approved plans Wednesday to build a $30 million, 60-bed jail to house Baltimore teenagers charged as adults, a step to address years of concern about the practice of housing young city defendants alongside adults.
TECUMSEH — A brawl between inmates and correctional officers has left several injured following multiple incidents at the Tecumseh State Correctional Facility in Tecumseh. According to a press release from the Nebraska Department of Corrections, at approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon prison staff observed a large number of inmates gathering outside of a housing unit. [...]
“I think we need to kill more people,” Dale Cox, a prosecutor in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, said recently. He was responding to questions about the release of Glenn Ford, a man with Stage 4 lung cancer who spent nearly three decades on death row for a crime he did not commit. Cox...
Last Tuesday, May 5th, I submitted this petition to the office of Governor Asa Hutchinson. The governor was out of the office that day, but I am sure that he read the cover letter and was aware of the rally held that day on the steps of the capitol. The Arkansas Times phoned his office and was told the governor had "No Comment". The governor has refused to comment, but we will not. The governor has chosen to remain silent on this issue, but we will not! The governor has chosen to ignore the evid
If prosecutors follow the law then the blanket immunity which they enjoy would not be necessary. Unfortunately, the reality is that because of immunity, many prosecutors routinely violate ethical norms and legal standards by prosecuting people who they know, or should know, to be innocent. They routinely disregard exculpatory evidence, and often fail to divulge this information to defense attorneys. Prosecutors need to be held accountable for their misdeeds, whether malicious or negligent, when
The people in the middle of a social movement are often the last to know that it's happening, says Glenn Martin. Martin is a graduate of the New York state prison system, where he spent six years. He subsequently transformed himself into one of the nation's most thoughtful, mediagenic and articulate advocates for criminal justice reform.
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