Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to repeal the death penalty. The measure passed the Democratic legislature with limited bipartisan support earlier this spring and was sent to him before lawmakers suspended their session.
Tag: Prison Reform
The Prisoners’ Advice Service has asked the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week to release groups of prisoners in order to lessen the impact of coronavirus in the penal estate. They have done it in Iran, so why not here?
Earlier this week, the BBC released an article on their ‘newsbeat’ page in which they had spoken to who was 11 when her mum was sent to prison. Her 23-year-old sister (with a baby of her own) had to take care of Toni and her sister.
TBIJ News reports that a new algorithmic tool for categorising prisoners in UK jails risks automating and embedding racism in the system, experts and advocacy groups have warned.
Two year-end movies offer a solid, complementary one-two punch on the issues of the death penalty and criminal justice involving African-Americans, even though one, “Just Mercy,” is based on fact while the other, “Clemency,” is a fictionalized story.
The 2019 annual report of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) paints a picture of US capital punishment withering on the vine yet continuing to display shocking flaws and injustices.
The Eritrean government must release the 11 politicians and 17 journalists who were arrested in 2001 after criticising President Isaias Afwerki’s rule, and have never been seen or heard from since, Amnesty International said today.
In July the US Attorney General announced that the federal government would resume executions of those who have been sentenced to death – designating five men on federal death row to be killed by lethal injection.