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Texas Grandmother Freed by Obama Heading Back to Prison

In March of 2016, President Barack Obama granted Carol Denise Richardson a commutation of the life sentence she received in June 2006 after being convicted on two counts of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and other drug-related charges. Her long criminal history included two previous felony drug offenses, which brought her a lifetime sentence for

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Prisoner’s Disciplinary Conviction Reversed

By Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has taken the unusual step of reversing a prison disciplinary board’s finding that a prisoner was guilty of committing a prohibited act. Timothy W. Austin was a prisoner at an Indiana prison when he was found guilty of attempting to traffic in

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What humanity learned from the Stanford Prison Experiment

THE STUDY AIMED TO DISCOVER GUARD BRUTALITY REPORTED IN AMERICAN PRISONS HAD TO DO WITH THEIR SADISTIC NATURES, OR THE PRISON ENVIRONMENT. THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT ENDED AFTER 6 DAYS, WHEN GUARDS BEGAN TO ABUSE PRISONERS, AND PRISONERS BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE MENTAL BREAKDOWNS. It was 46 years ago that psychologist Philp Zimbardo conducted one of

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Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff’s Department

By Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver’s woes, it was later revealed that Diggins has a criminal record. There have been

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