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Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole
- Jan 14, 2013
- Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2013
Death Penalty Vs Life Imprisonment
- Apr 30, 2010
Death in Decline '09 a report by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California explores life imprisonment as an alternative to the death penalty. It also makes a correlation between the present financial crisis and fair trials. CJCJ's recently released "Capital punishment has a mandatory three level review process, thus a death penalty case may take between 25 to 30 years before execution with a reaching costs of up to $137 million per year. For example, the resources…
Life sentences for kids?
- Randall Shelden, Nov 11, 2009
- The U.S. Supreme Court will once again take on the issue of excessive punishment for juvenile offenders. In 2005 they ruled that the death penalty for those under 18 was unconstitutional. This was the case of Roper v. Simmons where the court ruled that both the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments "forbid imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed." In the case before the court two juveniles - Joe Sullivan, who raped a…
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