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Manning Wants to Change Genders in Prison

Bradley Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Aug. 21 for leaking classified military information, has said he wants to change genders, which could set up further legal challenges to his sentence.   On the Way to Prison Manning’s sentence is reportedly the most severe in U.S. history concerning the leak of classified information. He sent material to the website WikiLeaks in 2010 about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, believing …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
States Abolishing Death Penalty at Record Pace

The days of putting convicted criminals to death in the United States could be on the wane. Six states have gotten rid of capital punishment in the last six years, while more could be on the way. Most recently, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley last week signed a law abolishing the death penalty in the state, while Delaware’s House of Representatives considered but put aside for now a bill that would do the same after it was passed by the state …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Can Kids Be Sentenced to Life in Prison?

Last year, in an attempt to rein in the harshest punishments for minors convicted of major crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not impose mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juvenile defendants. The Court’s rulings in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs have created new challenges in the handling of juvenile sentencing for states across the nation. Missouri’s Supreme Court heard two appeals last week for juveniles who were convicted for life, out of …

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