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Alabama death row inmate seeks new trial in 1999 rape-murder

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The long-running case of Jason Sharp, who is on Alabama’s death row in the 1999 killing of a Huntsville nurse, has taken another turn, with Sharp arguing his conviction and sentence should be overturned. 74 more words

Federal Law

Death row cases - my experience and how to get involved

Competition for training contracts and pupillages has never been so fierce. Aspiring solicitors and barristers face cut-throat rivalry, not just from fellow vocational course graduates, but from graduates in previous years, whose qualifications remain valid for up to five years. 1,554 more words

Human Rights

Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

There are many aspects of criminal justice and imprisonment that the general public is unfamiliar with. That’s why this blog exists — to educate. One of the most serious problems in criminal justice is that it is possible for someone to be convicted and even to be sentenced to death, strictly on the basis of legal technicalities. 1,731 more words


Cruel And Unusual

Yesterday, the State of Arizona executed double-murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. Using a new two-drug combination, State doctors sedated Wood at 1352 and then administered the death drug. 1,091 more words

Posted By Mel

Execution in Arizona Takes 2 Hours

“‘Joe Wood is dead, but it took him two hours to die,’” Troy Hayden of Phoenix’s KSAZ-TV and an eyewitness to the execution of Joe Wood was quoted as saying in a July 23 NPR story. 404 more words

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