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Pa Superior Court: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Scheme "Unconstitutional"

Appellant brings this appeal challenging the constitutionality of one of Pennsylvania’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 9712.1, following the United States Supreme Court’s holding in…

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Man gets 120 days in prison for kidnapping

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man has been sentenced to jail after what police are calling a domestic kidnapping.

They say Brimage forced his ex-girlfriend and her son into a car and then drove away. 37 more words


Scranton Man Headed to Prison for Child Sex Abuse

SCRANTON — A man is going to prison for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl.

A judge sentenced John Ward Jr., 22, of Scranton Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in April to charges related to the molestation. 34 more words



This week Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has been defending himself against further criticism that there is a prisons crisis. A little over a week ago Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, told the Independent newspaper that overcrowding and staff shortages were directly related to the growing number of suicides in prisons. 1,287 more words


Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Fatal 2013 Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man following a dispute, the Brooklyn district attorney announced Wednesday. 205 more words


Ledyard man sentenced for assaulting girls

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 29-year-old Ledyard man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting three girls.

Judge Hillary Strackbein sentenced James Matthewson on Monday in New London Superior Court and called his behavior “unspeakable.” Matthewson pleaded guilty in June to three counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of risk of injury to a child. 88 more words


R v Whyte | NSW Court of Criminal Appeal | 20 August 2002

ON 20 AUGUST 2002, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal delivered R v Whyte NSWCCA 343 (20 August 2002).


Whyte was sentenced to imprisonment for two years and three months, with a non-parole period of 12 months, after pleading guilty to one charge of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (s52A… 735 more words