An Army private suspected of sending reams of classified documents to the secret-sharing WikiLeaks website was illegally punished at a Marine Corps brig and should get 112 days cut from any prison sentence he receives if convicted, a military judge r
During the past several months, in courthouses around Mississippi, 4 new petitions have been quietly submitted on behalf of people in prison arguing that they were wrongfully convicted on the basis of Dr. Hayne’s testimony. 10 more are expected
The federal government’s mandatory-minimum sentence of three years imprisonment for the possession of a loaded and prohibited firearm is unconstitutional, says a provincial court judge in Surrey, B.C.
Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial. Not long afterward, he was moved off of death row. "A sergeant told me to pack my stuff
Nearly 4,400 people statewide were arrested on suspicion of DUI between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve by officers participating in regional saturation enforcements, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
North Carolina’s outgoing governor [waits until] pardoned on Monday the Wilmington 10, a group of civil rights activists convicted of firebombing a white-owned grocery store in a black neighborhood 40 years ago.
Unknown sources are funneling money into new research aimed at finding the so-called “evil” gene that may have been responsible for the recent mass shooting that allegedly took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested after posting a video of 2 girls fighting off school grounds. The boy was charged with “mischief,” which used to only be punishable by detention. And even then, only when the mischief took place on school grounds.
Two former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis.
When Corporals Bass and Pope of the sheriff's office spied a green minivan traveling at the ridiculously high rate of speed of 73 in a 70 mile-per-hour zone, they took notice. Based upon my personal observation, it was likely because the van was the
"Mr. Wasden, .... several years ago you tried to put a 66-year-old retired nun named Carol Asher in prison for fourteen years because she acted as a conscientious juror. Have you ever apologized to her for that abuse of discretion?"
When I was 19, a prosecutor framed me and nine other civil rights activists for firebombing a building in Wilmington, NC. We were dubbed the Wilmington Ten, convicted by a jury that included multiple KKK members, and sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Thousands of criminal cases at the state and local level relied on exaggerated testimony or false forensic evidence to convict defendants of murder, rape and other felonies. The forensic experts in these cases were trained by the same liars
manhunt for two bank robbers who used a makeshift rope to pull off a daring escape from a high-rise Chicago lockup pushed into a second day Wednesday.
On any given day, three-quarters of a million people are jail inmates and two-thirds of them haven't been convicted of anything. They are awaiting trial, and an estimated 80% of them cannot afford to pay bail. Most won't go to prison:
For a fee, Watkins and associates sold information about other criminals that they could turn around and offer up to federal agents in hopes of shaving years off their prison sentences. They were paying for information to buy was freedom.
Protesters have clashed with police in Buenos Aires after the acquittal of 13 people in a high-profile sex-slavery case that sparked public outrage across the country.
The U.S. military judge overseeing the Guantanamo prosecution of five alleged conspirators in the September 11 attacks has issued an order maintaining secrecy over the defendants' experiences in clandestine CIA prisons.
Yet the judge had no other option on that morning 15 years ago. As her stunned family watched, Ms. George, then 27, who had never been accused of violence, was led from the courtroom to serve a sentence of life without parole.
Cop fired weapon into chest of handcuffed woman at point blank range
A motorist had gone to the courthouse to gather information to use to defend himself found out he was supposed to pay a total of $670 in travel expenses for an employee of Redflex Traffic Systems if he wanted to confront the witnesses against him.
Investigators in Florida using ground-penetrating radar and soil samples said on Monday they had found at least 50 graves - 19 more than officially reported - on the grounds of a former state reform school for boys.
Murder suspect George Zimmerman on Thursday filed a defamation lawsuit against NBCUniversal Media as well as three current and former NBC reporters for allegedly portraying him as racist to increase ratings.
He walked out as the 300th prisoner in the US to be freed as a result of DNA testing and one of 18 exonerated from death row. He has been proved innocent of a crime for which the state of Louisiana spent 15 years trying to kill him.
The top federal prosecutor in New Orleans, the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the country, resigned Thursday amid an investigation into possible prosecutorial misconduct by two of his top deputies.
Computer programming guru, antivirus pioneer, and generally strange person John McAfee was arrested yesterday.
Now that they are pretty much "banned", their collector value is increased and secured. So get yours now!
Much like Pinocchio, your nose could reveal that you're lying, though unlike the beloved character, your nose will heat up instead of growing longer when you tell a fib, new research claims.
Do you think that is an alarmist headline? Well, I am not the one saying this.
One Senate Republican likes Gitmo so much she wants to build a new offshore detention center—or at least force President Obama to allow Guantanamo to accept new detainees, which it hasn't done since he first took office and issued an executive order