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J Weekly
facesA survivor? Neal Gottlieb of Sausalito is a survivor — that is, he’s one of th
faces
J Weekly / Posted 19 hours ago
A survivor? Neal Gottlieb of Sausalito is a survivor — that is, he’s one of the contestants on “Survivor,” the long-running TV reality show. But if you want to know if he’s the “sole survivor” and the winner of the $1 million prize, you’ll have to... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Ken Hare in Depth: Bentley plans better late than neverAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced in his State of the State speech that in
Ken Hare in Depth: Bentley plans better late than never
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 6 days ago
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced in his State of the State speech that in his remaining three years in office he would push for sweeping new programs to reform prisons, boost education and improve health care. Good for him. Most of his... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Memphis BurningLast winter, with a scrawled list of the streets and landmarks mentioned in 100
Memphis Burning
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 days ago
Last winter, with a scrawled list of the streets and landmarks mentioned in 100-year-old newspaper articles, I drove east through Memphis, past Shelby Farms, to what I believed might have been the place where a black woodchopper named Ell Persons was... Read more
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Black Press USA
Standing on Sacred GroundJulianne Malveaux says that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat i
Standing on Sacred Ground
Black Press USA / Posted 8 days ago
Julianne Malveaux says that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910.... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Bentley calls for new prisons in State of State addressBentley proposed a bond issue to build four new large prisons to replace existi
Bentley calls for new prisons in State of State address
The Gadsden Times / Posted 9 days ago
Bentley proposed a bond issue to build four new large prisons to replace existing prisons, including the state’s embattled Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, where federal officials last year alleged prisoners were subjected to pervasive abuse and... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Gov. Bentley seeks prison bond issue, prekindergarten boost in State of the StateMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday night used his annual
Gov. Bentley seeks prison bond issue, prekindergarten boost in State of the State
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday night used his annual State of the State address to call for the construction of new prisons to replace aging state facilities that have come under scrutiny for overcrowding, violence and... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Delaware Death Penalty UpheldThe Delaware House of Representatives voted Thursday to reject a bill that woul
Delaware Death Penalty Upheld
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 14 days ago
The Delaware House of Representatives voted Thursday to reject a bill that would repeal the death penalty. Sixteen representatives voted yes, 23 voted no, and two abstained. There were not enough votes required by the Delaware Constitution to... Read more
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TribLIVE
Author explores avenues of thought regarding justice systemBryan Stevenson wants to illuminate some of the darkest moments in American his
Author explores avenues of thought regarding justice system
TribLIVE / Posted 20 days ago
Bryan Stevenson wants to illuminate some of the darkest moments in American history. The author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” (Spiegel and Grau), and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson would like to place a marker... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
A Conversation with Justice-Reform Advocate Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson is a leading advocate for reforming the criminal-justice system
A Conversation with Justice-Reform Advocate Bryan Stevenson
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 23 days ago
Bryan Stevenson is a leading advocate for reforming the criminal-justice system. The Harvard-educated attorney and founder of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Equal Justice Initiative has spent decades defending the poor and wrongly condemned. And as he... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Killers in Xbox murders may be spared death penalty WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is
Killers in Xbox murders may be spared death penalty
Lowell Sun / Posted 29 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges -- and not enough to juries -- to decide capital sentences,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Death Penalty SystemThe U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida's death sentencing system as unconst
Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Death Penalty System
KPBS San Diego / Posted 30 days ago
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida's death sentencing system as unconstitutional on Tuesday, casting doubt on the status of all the state's death sentences. Florida ranks second in the nation in the number of death row inmates, with 390 men... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutionalWASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unc
High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 30 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges — and not enough to juries — to decide capital sentences, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-1 ruling said... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutionalWASHINGTON (AP) - Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unc
High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional
KWWL Iowa / Posted 30 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges - and not enough to juries - to decide capital sentences, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-1 ruling said... Read more
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The Atlantic
Florida's Death Penalty is Struck Down By the Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death-penalty system in an 8-1 dec
Florida's Death Penalty is Struck Down By the Supreme Court
The Atlantic / Posted 30 days ago
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death-penalty system in an 8-1 decision on Tuesday, ruling that the state’s sentencing procedures violated the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a jury trial. The case, Hurst v. Florida, challenged Florida’s... Read more
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