Environmental and racial-justice activist Siwatu-Salama Ra was unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, and, now in the third trimester of a high-risk pregnancy, is serving a two-year sentence.
US justice system
As dusk settled over Denver on Dec. 22, the first day of winter, Clarence Moses-EL walked out of the county jail, free for the first time in 28 years.
The deliberations on the Tsarnaev case bring new, heightened attention to the death-penalty debate in the United States. The time for a moratorium on executions is now.
Solitary confinement is torture, and it is used routinely in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities across the United States.
As the U.S. commits atrocious experiments on death row prisoners, it is vital to remember that the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
Justice Kevin Coady was right Friday to declare Glen Race, the man who murdered two Nova Scotia men, not criminally responsible for their 2007 deaths.
"My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me." And that's just what they did.
The song "Forever" asks the question, "How can we forget?" How can we forget those who came before us in the struggle for civil rights? How can we forget the unsung heroes?
No arrest has been made in the death of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting has sparked a "million hoodie" movement for justice across the United States and beyond.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked to a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. On his way home, with his Skittles and iced tea, the African-American teenager was shot and killed.