Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found laws mandating juveniles be sentenced to life in prison without parole are cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling appears to be in conflict with Florida law and judges are caught in the middle said J.D. Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Florida law requires […]
Published: Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:20 AM By Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinion Monday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without […]
On Christmas Eve 1993, the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys, were arrested for luring two men down a road in Forest Mississippi where the men were held at bay with a shotgun and robbed. Three related male teens – aged 14-18 – confessed to the robbery in turn for light sentences but were made to testify that the sisters were involved. […]