criminal justice

Update on the Jena 6 case

September 15, 2007 - It's just now making the national Big Media radar, but the case of the Jena 6 -- the African-American youth facing trumped-up charges for a schoolyard fight in rural Louisiana -- has been steadily capturing attention across the country in recent months.

Falling From Grace

May 4, 2005 - With network TV doing wall-to-wall coverage of every sensational trial that comes down the pike -- all Court TV, all the time -- it's hard to miss the ubiquitous Nancy Grace.

Punishment Is Forever

April 7, 2005 - The St. Petersburg Times reports on how the Hillsborough County (Florida) commission has voted to ban three-time felons from an indigent health care program run by the county. The health plan has fallen into financial crisis, and the change was presented as a way to cut costs.