Tag: Prison

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    A story about a former state legislator who believed the answer to crime was more and more prisons — until he got locked up himself. Now he’s leading a faith-based program for prisoner rehabilitation, and he says it works. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    There are more than two million people serving hard time in America’s state and federal prisons. However, this number includes those who are wrongfully convicted and sent to prison for crimes they did not commit. When, and if, they are found to be innocent, they often don’t receive adequate compensation and support for starting their lives over. More

    July 27, 2007 | Comments

  • 17-2002

    In 1988, Larry Youngblood was convicted and sent to prison for raping a child. The evidence was overwhelming but justice was not done, raising the question: in the matter of a serious crime, when someone is given a long prison sentence, should it ever be too late to reopen the case?

    June 9, 2006 | Comments

  • 07-2003

    When may a lawyer reveal what a client tells him in confidence? The American Bar Association recently made the rule less restrictive. It permits, but does not require, lawyers to disclose confidences to prevent "reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm." Attorneys who obey the confidentiality rule sometimes do so at the expense of innocent people.

    July 27, 2001 | Comments

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    “It puts us in a place of perpetuating a cycle of violence. Closure will never be found if vengeance and revenge continues to be the motivation,” says Rev. Verity Jones, senior minister of Central Christian Church. More

    May 11, 2001 | Comments

  • 08-2001

    Many moral questions are posed when adult justice is imposed on juveniles. Should a boy who has murdered someone be put into a prison with grown men? Advocates of mandatory sentencing caution that these kids must be taken off the street and kept off. Critics warn that a young person spending his formative years in an adult prison has much less of a chance of ever becoming a productive citizen.

    January 19, 2001 | Comments

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    Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard-educated African-American lawyer in Alabama, has dedicated his life to saving inmates on death row. He says he was influenced strongly by his Christian faith. More

    June 30, 2000 | Comments

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    Imagine the sadness of dying alone. To that dismal prospect, add the thought of dying alone in prison. Not long ago, one of the toughest prisons in the country created a hospice program to ensure that that doesn’t happen to its inmates. More

    March 17, 2000 | Comments

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