Former Louisiana Prosecutor Marty Stroud recently made a heartfelt video apologizing to the innocent man he helped send to Death Row, Glenn Ford. Ford was exonerated last year after spending nearly 30 years in prison. 22 more words
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Ashraf, a 35-year-old poet and artist, is sentenced to be executed by Saudi Arabian authorities for his art.
On 17 November, the General Court in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia, found Ashraf guilty of ‘apostasy’ – renouncing Islam – for his poetry and sentenced him to death. 266 more words
Ban on mandatory life-without-parole applies to all who were sentenced when juveniles, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court issued a decision today in a 6-3 opinion that states must retroactively apply the ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The ruling comes from the case of 69-year-old Henry Montgomery, imprisoned since he was 17 for a crime he committed in 1963. 557 more words