Criminal Justice

'Death Row Injustices' exposed in North Carolina

October 18, 2006 - If ever criminal defendants need quality representation, it's when their life is on the line. But at least 37 people currently on North Carolina's death row -- and at least 16 people executed by the state since 1977 -- did not have lawyers at trial who would meet today's minimum standards of qualification for capital defense attorneys.

America behind bars

May 22, 2006 - The latest figures are out about the staggering number of people the United States puts behind bars -- a figure that has us jockeying with countries like Russia for the highest incarceration rate of any "developed" country:

Breaking sports news...

By R. Neal
April 11, 2006 - Logan Young, the central figure in a football recruiting scandal that rocked the SEC and landed Young in jail, was found murdered at his home in Memphis.

Bursey case debate

January 18, 2006 - Today, we cross-posted at DKos the news -- published earlier here at Facing South -- that the Supreme Court had decided against hearing South Carolina activist Brett Bursey's appeal over 2002 charges that he posed a &quo