Author: Pamela A. MacLean

Appeal Over Execution Delays Dies


A California deathrow inmate has lost a constitutional challenge arguing the decades that it takes to resolve capital appeals amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Ernest DeWayne Jones, who raped and murdered his girlfriend’s mother in 1995, challenged the long…

Judge Rejects No-Bail Releases


A federal judge has refused to order release from San Francisco County Jail those criminal suspects who cannot afford to post bail. The class action lawsuit alleged the city practice of bail unconstitutionally detains the poor because they cannot afford…