Ohio: Almost $3 Million Settlement in Suit Brought by Two Wrongfully Convicted Men
by Matt Clarke
In March 2017, a state court judge approved a $2.9 million settlement between Ohio and two men who each spent almost 17 years in prison after having been wrongfully convicted of rape and ...
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- America’s Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration, by Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, Maureen Nandini Mitra
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- Rash of North Carolina Jail Deaths Due to Lack of Supervision and Medical Care, by David Reutter
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- Florida KKK Guards Convicted in Plot to Kill Former Prisoner
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- ‘Broken Windows’ Policing Results in Police Lying About Unlawful Stops, May 15, 2018
- Due Process Mandatory Before Texas Requires Sex Offender Registration for Crimes not Covered by Statute, May 7, 2018
- Indiana County Settles Jail Guard’s ADA/Discrimination Suit for $150,000, May 7, 2018
- Court Certifies Class of Missouri Prisoners Denied Hepatitis C Treatment, May 7, 2018
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