Prison


Court: Age Must Be Considered When Youths Get ‘Life’ Terms

New Jersey’s highest court ruled Wednesday that juveniles can’t receive the practical equivalent of life sentences without parole unless the sentencing judge considers their age and its “attendant characteristics.” The…

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Death Toll from Brazil Jail Riot Tops 30

At least 30 inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said, adding to chaos in a…

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Gov. Cuomo’s 101+ Pardons and a Controversy

Like many governors, New York’s Andrew Cuomo wasn’t known for granting clemency. Until this month. In a single day, the Democrat pardoned 101 people convicted as teenagers of nonviolent crimes…

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Obama Pardons 78, Shortens Sentences of 153

President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentences of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any…

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Stone Throwers Given Long Prison Terms

The case for treatment of stone-throwing as a potentially lethal act was well illustrated on Wednesday as stiff penalties were handed down for a stoning that nearly ended in death.…

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Dafna Meir’s Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

The convicted murderer of Dafna Meir, Hy”d, was given a life sentence in the Military Court of Yehudah, according to media reports on Wednesday. The Palestinian terrorist, 16-year-old Morad Bader…

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