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Former Prosecutor Apologizes for Sending an Innocent Man to Death Row

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

Poet facing execution in Saudi Arabia

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

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This Week at the Virginia General Assembly-Week 4

On Thursday, the Conference was pleased to host a group from Richmond for a “Catholics in the Capital” day.  A special thanks to those who attended! 677 more words

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Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), innocent on death row (interview)

This is an interview you can hear on the site of the SF BayView:

January 23, 2016

by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey… 86 more words

Keith LaMar

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

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Execution witnesses have mixed views after death of Tampa Bay serial killer Oscar Ray Bolin

The death chamber and adjoining witness room at the Florida State Prison near Starke is an eerie place. 582 more words

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