Category Archives: Wrongful Convictions

Mumia Abu-Jamal to have death sentence reviewed

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been granted a new sentencing hearing by the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A political activist before and after his imprisonment, Abu-Jamal has been on death row in Pennsylvania ( for the 1981 murder of … Continue reading

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Florida keeps punishing innocent man

A good piece in the Miami Herald by columnist Leonard Pitts. Using the case of Derrick Williams, who spent 18 years in prison for a crime DNA evidence says he didn’t commit, Pitts examines the pitfalls facing former felons attempting … Continue reading

Posted in Tough-On-Crime, Wrongful Convictions

Amnesty International: Death Penalty in 2010

On Monday, London-based Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report on the state of capital punishment worldwide in 2010, subtitled, “Executing countries left isolated after decade of progress.” According to the report, the number of states that used the death … Continue reading

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