BOSTON — The governor signed a bill Wednesday that will end the practice of charging 17-year-olds as adults, which state officials expect will help thousands of youth offenders avoid becoming career criminals.
More than 1,000 inmates previously sentenced to life in prison have been freed since voters approved changes to California's three-strikes law in November, with only a handful charged with new offenses since their release, according to a report...
A confession is one of the strongest forms of evidence that can be brought into a court of law. In the United States criminal justice system, prosecutors avidly seek confessions as the most persuasive evidence to win cases.
WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will soon begin applying a policy that helps certain drug offenders avoid mandatory minimum sentences to defendants who haven't yet been sentenced, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Thursday.
Senator Leahy closed this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on mandatory minimums by asking everyone in the room with a loved one serving a mandatory minimum to stand up. The whole audience stood.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said a new policy to stop seeking mandatory minimum prison terms for some non-violent drug offenders will apply to cases of people who have been charged though not yet convicted.
Please join Catherine and Jason as they welcome in their special guest, Valarie. Valarie will be introducing us to the Byron Case conviction. We will hear about this case, and the campaign to restore an innocent man's life.
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