The Nevada Assembly passed a bill that would abolish the death penalty and convert all capital sentences to life without parole. Several similar bills have been floated before, but never made it out of committee.
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Aged 18 he committed three violent offences and was convicted. He was told the minimum time he’d be in prison would be three and a half years. But 16 years and 17 jails later he’s still there, “left to rot”, he says.
UNGRIPP campaigns on behalf of prisoners and ex-prisoners serving the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection in England and Wales. Although repealed by the Government in 2012, yet 1,000s are still subject to it.
State lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to a bill that will end capital punishment in Virginia, a dramatic turnaround for a state that has executed more people than any other.
President Biden has signed executive orders to end Justice Department contracts with private prisons and increase the government’s enforcement of a law meant to combat discrimination in the housing market.
Self-harm and use of restraint are increasingly commonplace in the youth justice system, according to government figures that also show a record-high proportion of children in youth custody are from BAME backgrounds.
The family of Allan Marshall, who died after struggling with up to 13 prison staff, criticised the decision yesterday and said it defied a key recommendation made by a sheriff after investigating his death.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, the incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., are unveiling legislation that would seek to end federal capital punishment.