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Supreme Court Halts Prisoner Execution in Texas

Although we usually don't discuss the death penalty on here, one reason being that it has nothing to do with parole in Texas, I have been fighting with my conscience in the last few weeks on whether to address the

The Supreme Court Giveth and the Supreme Court Screweth Up…

On the same day the US Supreme Court handed down the perfectly reasonable decision in Graham v. Florida, discussed here on this blog, they chose to trash the entire concept on which the American justice system is based. While this

U.S. Supreme Court Bans Life Without Parole for Juveniles

For once, Texas was ahead of the trends in the criminal justice system since last session Governor Perry signed SB 839, a bill authored by Senator Juan Hinojosa, which allowed juveniles to be considered for parole after 40 years. Not