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.
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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.
Against a backdrop of federal executions in America and signs of a worrying shift towards a favourable view of capital punishment in Britain, Joe Giles argues a return to the death penalty would be detrimental.
The American people elected Joe Biden to be our next president. In a civilized country, the process of smoothly handing over power would consist of precluding irrevocable decisions by the outgoing administration.
Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching. In this case, on the death penalty.