The Opinion Pages | Editorial Mental Illness, Untreated Behind Bars By THE EDITORIAL BOAR D FEB. 27, 2017

The Opinion Pages | Editorial

Mental Illness, Untreated Behind Bars

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From left, Sheriff Richard Stanek, of Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff Danny Glick, of Laramie County, Wyo., and Sheriff John Layton, of Marion County, Ind., at a meeting with President Trump at the White House. Credit Pool photo by Andrew Harrer

President Trump has talked quite a bit about cracking down on a nonexistent crime wave. Rarely does he talk about the different kinds of support law enforcement needs or what actually keeps communities safe…..

Robert Jones exonerated on his 44th birthday – : INNOCENCE PROJECT

Robert Jones is pictured (right) following his exoneration with Innocence Project New Orleans Deputy Director Richard Davis on Jan. 26, 2017. Photo: Innocence Project New Orleans.

    Robert Jones exonerated on his 44th birthday 

    In 1992, Robert Jones was convicted of robbing, kidnapping and raping a woman in Orleans Parish and then soon after pleaded guilty to a pair of other crimes, one of which included killing a tourist in New Orleans’ French Quarter. On his 44th birthday, Jones was exonerated of those crimes after the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not retry him for the 1992 crimes and vacated the other charges to which he’d falsely pleaded guilty. Jones was represented by the New Orleans Innocence Project with Co-Counsel from Innocence Project’s Barry Scheck and Nina Morrison. Jones has an Amazon Wish List for those willing to contribute. More

     

                                    WHICH PART OF           “THOU SHALT NOT KILL” …

                              

                             WHICH PART OF

                      “THOU SHALT NOT KILL”

                     DIDN´T YOU UNDERSTAND?!

                                                                   – GOD

    “A system that puts that much pressure on people to plead guilty is a problem.” My Blog in Case of Innocence

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    Call for Papers Innocence Network Conference — Wrongful Convictions Blog | My Blog in CaseofInnocence Blog

    The Innocence Network is now seeking papers for presentation at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference. See below for details. The Innocence Scholarship Committee of the Innocence Network is seeking high quality social science and legal scholarship for presentation at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference in San Diego, California on March 24-25(http://www.innocencenetwork.org/conference). Areas of research are open […]

    via Call for Papers Innocence Network Conference — Wrongful Convictions Blog

    Wrongfully Convicted Tennessee Man Seeks Governor’s Exoneration — News One

    For 31 years, Lawrence McKinney sat in a Tennessee prison cell, wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. DNA evidence led to his freedom in 2009 through a judicial clearance, but he has not been exonerated. After parole boards twice declined to exonerate him, McKinney hopes Gov. Bill Haslam overturns those decisions and issues…

    via Wrongfully Convicted Tennessee Man Seeks Governor’s Exoneration — News One