Alerts

CNN: Family of woman killed in botched drug raid to receive $4.9 million

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- The city of Atlanta will pay $4.9 million to the family of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman killed in a botched November 2006 drug raid, Mayor Kasim Reed's office announced Monday.

Johnston was shot to death by narcotics officers conducting a "no-knock" warrant. Investigators later determined the raid was based on falsified paperwork stating that illegal drugs were present in the home.

Time: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?

By Adam Cohen Wednesday, Aug. 04, 2010

Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube.

ACLU: Corruption and Abuse By LA County Deputies Contribute To Suicide, Report Confirms

Margaret Winter, National Prison Project
Jul 29th, 2010

John Horton was held in solitary confinement in the Los Angeles County Men‘s Central Jail following his arrest for drug possession. He committed suicide.

Houston Chronicle: Ex-judge says prison unfair, 'cruel' to him

Ex-judge says prison unfair, 'cruel' to him
Kent alleges inhumane treatment and asks his sentence be shortened
By LISE OLSEN
HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Aug. 3, 2010, 10:18PM

As a prisoner, former U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent has been shunted into solitary confinement, forced to hear the screams of another inmate being raped and ordered by a "cruel" sergeant in the Florida prison system to do calisthenics in the nude, according to allegations in a federal court memorandum filed Tuesday.

Denver Post: ACLU sues Boulder County to ease curbs on prisoners' letters

By Felisa Cardona
The Denver Post
Posted: 08/04/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

Ever since a couple of inmates accused of sexual assault sent letters from the Boulder County jail to underage girls, jail officials decided to change their policy on prisoner correspondence.

Since March, inmates may no longer send enveloped letters out of the jail except legal mail to their attorneys or mail that is deemed official business — such as banking or medical correspondence, said Cmdr. Bruce Haas.

MARILYN BUCK PASSES 08/03/2010


Our dear comrade Marilyn Buck made her transition today at 1 pm
est peacefully and surrounded by friends at home in Brooklyn. Details of memorials and where to send cards and donations will follow soon.

Marilyn Buck - reads Wild Poppies




PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST LOLITA LEBRON DIES AT 90





The Associated Press
Sunday, August 1, 2010; 8:44 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress a half-century ago, died Sunday. She was 90.

Former South African Top Cop Receives Prison Sentence for Corruption

Scott Bobb | Johannesburg 03 August 2010

The former head of South Africa's national police force and former president of Interpol has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption.

Judge Mayer Joffe imposed the 15-year sentence on former national police chief Jackie Selebi, calling him an embarrassment to his country and the officers who served under him.

Conrad Black: My prison education

It had been an interesting experience, from which I developed a much greater practical knowledge than I had ever had before of those who had drawn a short straw from the system; of the realities of street level American race relations; of the pathology of incorrigible criminals; and of the wasted opportunities for the reintegration of many of these people into society. I saw at close range the failure of the U.S.

AP: Texas man exonerated of rape free after 27 years

Texas man exonerated of rape free after 27 years

By JUAN A. LOZANO (AP)

HOUSTON — Imprisoned for 27 years for a rape he didn't commit, Michael Anthony Green walked out of jail a free man on Friday and in the process was able to leave behind some of the anger that had fueled his survival behind bars.

Accompanied by his attorney, Green walked out of the Harris County Jail and into the arms of about 20 family members who cheered him.

"Live life," Green said, when asked what he is going to do now.

Pages

Subscribe to Alerts from PARC