Lisa Montgomery, a mentally ill woman who survived extreme childhood abuse, is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 12.
Stone's prison sentence for lying to Congress and witness tampering was commuted by President Donald Trump last month.
Paul Donel Hurt was serving life for molesting his 6-year-old stepdaughter. In a set of unusual circumstances, the victim walked back her story.
Jason Hernandez never thought he would see the outside world again.
Commutations don't pardon criminals for their crimes. They don't say to a prisoner, "We are letting you go; it's as if you
Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has granted dozens of federal inmates their freedom, as part of an effort to counteract draconian penalties handed out to nonviolent drug offenders in the past.
A number of federal sentencing reforms have been implemented since the height of the drug war. In 2010, Congress passed a
Buried beneath the Holy Week headlines about a religious freedom law in Indiana was a remarkable event: President Obama shortened the sentences of 22 federal prisoners under the pardon power, and wrote them a letter. It was a fitting gesture for a season of hope and renewal.
Although the 1986 overdose death of 11-year-old Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr.'s mother, unlike that of all-American basketball standout Len Bias that same year, did not thrust our nation's legislators into reactive political pandemonium, the federal drug-sentencing policies of that year would later impact this motherless son's life in a most damning and undeniable way.