A Film Tries to Make a Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors

“And So I Stayed” examines how the courts treat women who kill their abusers. The movie played a role in one case that resulted in freedom after a conviction.

#and-so-i-stayed-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #domestic-violence, #law-and-legislation, #nelson-daniel-a-filmmaker, #pattillo-natalie, #sentences-criminal, #women-and-girls

0

Mark Hauser Sentenced to Two Months in College Admissions Scandal

Lawyers for Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli said Mark Hauser, a private equity executive, recommended the services of a central figure in the admissions scandal.

#act-examination, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #edge-college-and-career-network, #frauds-and-swindling, #giannulli-mossimo, #loughlin-lori, #mark-hauser, #riddell-mark-1982, #sentences-criminal, #singer-william-1960

0

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Activists Face Jail and Cynicism

Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.

#china, #chow-yong-kang-alex-1990, #chow-agnes-1996, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ex-convicts, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-ivan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal, #wong-joshua-1996, #youth

0

Former Penn State President Will Serve 2 Months in Jail in Child Abuse Scandal

Graham B. Spanier, who was found guilty in 2017 of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, must report to prison on July 9.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #paterno-joe, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-state-university, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sandusky-jerry, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #spanier-graham-b

0

Biden Is Developing a Pardon Process With a Focus on Racial Justice

As a senator, he backed legislation that led to mass incarceration and long drug sentences. Now his administration is signaling that he could use clemency to address inequities.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #sentences-criminal, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence Over ‘Cruel’ Actions and Abuse of Power

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

#cahill-peter-anthony, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sentences-criminal

0

Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence for Murder of George Floyd

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

#cahill-peter-anthony, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sentences-criminal

0

Granted Parole or Awaiting Trial, Inmates Died of Covid-19 Behind Bars

Among the thousands who have died in prisons and jails from the coronavirus were dozens of people approved for parole or not convicted of a charge for which they were arrested.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #deaths-fatalities, #probation-and-parole, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sentences-criminal

0

Stop the Executions, President Biden

Virginia’s move to end the death penalty was a welcome step. The administration can do more.

#capital-punishment, #death-penalty-information-center, #northam-ralph-s, #sentences-criminal, #supreme-court-us, #virginia

0

Access, Influence and Pardons: How a Set of Allies Shaped Trump’s Choices

A loose collection of well-connected groups and individuals led by a pair of Orthodox Jewish organizations had striking success in winning clemency for white-collar criminals during the Trump presidency.

#aleph-institute, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #chabad-lubavitch, #dershowitz-alan-m, #esformes-philip-1968, #friedler-ariel, #jews-and-judaism, #justice-department, #kushner-charles, #kushner-jared, #lipskar-sholom-d, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #orthodox-judaism, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rubashkin-sholom, #schneerson-menachem-mendel, #sentences-criminal, #silver-sheldon, #tolman-brett, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weinstein-eliyahu

0

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Freed in Iran but Faces New Court Date

The British-Iranian woman has been detained in Tehran for five years on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, accusations that her family and supporters say are baseless.

#great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #iran, #political-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #zaghari-ratcliffe-nazanin

0

Russian Court Ruling Clears the Way to Send Navalny to a Penal Colony

The fate of Aleksei Navalny, the most vocal opponent of President Vladimir V. Putin, remains unclear, however. He could be held in a high-security prison in Moscow for other pending legal matters.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #sentences-criminal

0

Lukashenko Jails 2 Journalists in Belarus for Covering Protests

After crushing mass demonstrations calling for his ouster, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has engaged in a broad crackdown on dissent and stepped up retaliation against critics.

#andreeva-catarina, #belarus, #chulcova-darja, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #sentences-criminal

0

Boeing Reaches $2.5 Billion 737 Max Settlement with U.S.

The company agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #fines-penalties, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department, #sentences-criminal

0

Vietnam Imprisons 3 Journalists Amid Broader Attack on Speech

The sentences are the latest crackdown on dissent in the one-party state, as the ruling Communist Party prepares for an important political conclave.

#freedom-of-the-press, #le-huu-minh-tuan, #news-and-news-media, #nguyen-tuong-thuy, #pham-chi-dung, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal, #vietnam

0

Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence

Loujain al-Hathloul, who was arrested just before the driving ban was lifted, was charged with undermining the kingdom in a case that supporters decried as a political persecution.

#hathloul-loujain-al, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #saudi-arabia, #sentences-criminal, #united-states-international-relations, #womens-rights

0

Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access

Philip Esformes was sentenced last year to 20 years for Medicare fraud. Then a well-connected organization supported by his family weighed in with the White House.

#aleph-institute, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #chabad-lubavitch, #criminal-justice, #dershowitz-alan-m, #esformes-philip-1968, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #florida, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department, #kushner-jared, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #philanthropy, #schneerson-menachem-mendel, #sentences-criminal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

Family of U.S. Student Jailed for Quarantine Violation Pleads for Her Release

“She’s pretty hysterical right now,” said the grandmother of the 18-year-old student, Skylar Mack, who broke quarantine in the Cayman Islands.

#cayman-islands, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #grand-cayman-cayman-islands, #mercer-university, #quarantines, #roger-chapple, #sentences-criminal, #skylar-mack, #trump-donald-j

0

It Was a Landmark Crime Bill. Then a State Senator Added a Special Favor.

The clause to weaken penalties for official misconduct in New Jersey was added by a powerful Democrat whose girlfriend’s son faces five years in prison.

#criminal-justice, #grewal-gurbir-s, #law-and-legislation, #mandatory-sentencing, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #state-legislatures, #stier-edwin-h

0

D.C. Passes Bill to Give Young Offenders Chance at Reduced Sentences

Fueled by a debate over when the justice system should consider young people adults, the legislation would apply to those under 25 when they committed a crime who have served at least 15 years.

#bowser-muriel-e, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #justice-department, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #washington-dc, #youth

0

Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

Johnny Roman Garza, 21, working with a neo-Nazi group, researched home addresses for potential targets and put up a threatening poster at the home of a journalist, prosecutors said.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #garza-johnny-roman, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #sentences-criminal, #washington-state

0

‘Like a Cattle Yard’: How Justice Is Delivered in Australia’s Bush Courts

In some remote Aboriginal communities, judges and lawyers arrive by plane and handle dozens of cases in a single day. Critics say language barriers and the rapid pace infringe on human rights.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #indigenous-australians, #northern-territory-australia, #sentences-criminal

0

Turkey Jails Hundreds for Life Over 2016 Coup Attempt

Those accused of being ringleaders were among the many sentenced in one of the most important mass trials relating to the plot.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #decisions-and-verdicts, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal, #turkey

0

2,258 N.J. Prisoners Will Be Released in a Single Day

By March, officials expect to have reduced the state’s prison population by about 35 percent since the start of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #disease-rates, #ex-convicts, #law-and-legislation, #new-jersey, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal

0

Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.

#collins-susan-m, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #maine, #muscara-suzanne, #postal-service-us, #senate, #sentences-criminal, #supreme-court-us, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

Nxivm Cult: Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years

In the courtroom, more than a dozen victims gave wrenching testimony about how he manipulated and sexually abused them.

#new-york-city, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

0

Keith Raniere, Leader of Nxivm Sex Cult, Faces Life Sentence

Mr. Raniere, once idolized by his followers as a genius, was convicted after prosecutors presented evidence that he had a harem of sexual “slaves” kept in line with blackmail.

#new-york-city, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

0

Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me

Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ex-convicts, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes

0

Court Sentences Leaders of Greece’s Golden Dawn to Prison

The neo-fascist party’s leaders were convicted of running a criminal organization, and some of its members were found guilty of acts of violence.

#golden-dawn-greece, #greece, #neo-nazi-groups, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal

0

Making Art When ‘Lockdown’ Means Prison

The harshness of life behind bars is designed to crush inmates’ individuality. But a stirring exhibition at MoMA PS1 shows the prison-industrial complex can’t stifle the artistic impulse.

#art, #fleetwood-nicole, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #marking-time-art-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration-exhibit, #moma-ps1, #prisons-and-prisoners, #race-and-ethnicity, #sentences-criminal, #smith-sable-elyse, #solitary-confinement

0

Golden State Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Prosecutors said that Joseph James DeAngelo committed 13 murders and nearly 50 rapes that terrorized California in the 1970s and ’80s.

#california, #deangelo-joseph-james, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sentences-criminal, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes

0

Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

Critics say the First Step Act is being applied too arbitrarily by judges who are taking a hard line when it comes to revisiting nonviolent drug sentences.

#black-people, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #criminal-justice, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #law-and-legislation, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #sentences-criminal, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-sentencing-commission, #wesleyan-university

0

About 20% of N.J. Prisoners Could Be Freed to Avoid Virus

Believed to be the first Covid-19 bill of its kind, the legislation could free more than 3,000 New Jersey prisoners who are within a year of release.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rory-price-jr, #sentences-criminal, #state-legislatures

0

Sheldon Silver, Former N.Y. Assembly Speaker, Will Finally Go to Prison

Mr. Silver receives a sentence of 78 months after two trials. He had asked for home confinement, arguing that he was vulnerable to the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #silver-sheldon

0

How Mandatory Minimums Are Weaponized

After a protest, two Brooklyn lawyers are each facing 45 years behind bars.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ex-convicts, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #united-states

0

PG&E Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Causing Deadly Fire

A judge approved a plea agreement between the California utility and a prosecutor after hearing from people whose lost loved ones were killed in the Camp Fire.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #butte-county-calif, #crime-and-criminals, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #sentences-criminal, #wildfires

0

The Horror of Prison During the Coronavirus

A letter from inside Marion Correctional Institution is the voice of those locked in cages and discarded during this pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #letters, #marion-county-ohio, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal

0

Unjust Convictions Must Become a Justice Department Priority

This imperative fits in with bipartisan efforts to reform criminal justice.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #criminal-justice, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #johnson-lamar-1974, #justice-department, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #st-louis-county-mo, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

0

No Death Sentences for Minor Offenses

Releasing more inmates could help stem the spread of the coronavirus in and outside of prisons and jails.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ex-convicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quarantines, #sentences-criminal

0