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Monday, May 19, 2008

Addressing the Harsh Reality of Rape in Prison

The group Human Rights Watch estimates that 22 percent of male inmates in the Unites States have been raped at least once during their incarceration.

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May 19, 2008 in Sex | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Study Examines Death Penalty and Race

Adam Liptak in the New York Times examines the results of a new study on the death penalty and crime. There are two key findings.The first one is not a surprise: The death penalty is imposed more often when the victim is white.The second is potentially ground-breaking.

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May 19, 2008 in Capital Punishment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Why Not One Drug for Lethal Injections?

The New York Times reports that states are rescheduling executions now that the Supreme Court has ruled in Baze v. Rees that the three drug cocktail used by states does not violate the 8th Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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May 19, 2008 in Capital Punishment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)