Criminal Justice

Corporate Responsibility

June 9, 2005 - The SEC lawsuit against HealthSouth for accounting fraud has been settled, the company agreeing to pay the government $100 million, less than a sixth of its annual cash flow.

Death and the Lottery

June 2, 2005 - The North Carolina House has postponed its vote on the proposed two-year death penalty moratorium until later this month, because its backers can't muster quite enough support.

A Nation Behind Bars

April 25, 2005 - The Justice Department has released its latest incarceration figures, revealing that the rush to lock up our nation's population continues at a brisk pace:

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.