Gov. Brown has issued 82 sentence commutations in the past seven years, far more than any California governor since at least the 1940s.
Chesterfield father sentenced to 10 years in shaken baby death of son
A Chesterfield County father will spend 10 years behind bars for shaking his son so violently that it caused neurological devastation and eventually the boy’s death, 10 days after being
Scott Peterson Living the Life 10 Years After His Death Sentence
It's been a decade since Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for the murder of his eight-months-pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. There were over 16,000 murders in 2002, but the Modesto, California tragedy captivated the nation's attention. This weekend, Geraldo Rivera will have a one-hour special going over the case and speaking with Amber Frey, who was Peterson's mistress and the main reason he was ultimately brought to justice.
Man sentenced to 13 years in prison in deadly Arvin shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An Arvin gangster who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a man was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison. Francisco Banos, 2…
In commuting 20 murder convicts’ sentences, Jerry Brown draws praise, condemnation
Brown has handed out more than 1,100 pardons benefiting a wide array of individuals, including those convicted of dealing drugs, driving while intoxicated and forgery. The tally is staggeringly gre…
Sentencing Law and Policy: Spotlighting why ending the drug war could make a big dent in mass...
This new Washington Post Wonkblog posting by Christopher Ingraham, headlined "Drug offenders make up nearly one-third of prison admissions, new analysis shows," details one reason why I think ending the so-called "war on drugs" would be a very important first step toward tackling the problem of modern mass incarceration. Here is how it starts (with links from the source) Drug policy activists long have said that…
Why military executions are rare, but death sentences are not
Last month, Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in 2009. Afterward, it was widely noted that the the US military last carried out a judicial death sentence in 1961, when Private John...
How to Say MOUNTAIN and SENTENCE
SUBSCRIBE!: bit.ly/RE_sub, Fan! bit.ly/RE_FB ESL: Learn how to pronounce Mountain, Sentences, Kitten, Button, Fountain, Written, and other word...
The death penalty: Is it cheaper? Why does it take so long from sentencing to execution?
A crime reporter with the USA TODAY Network answers some common questions about death penalty cases and covers how the process works in Ohio.
Study Shows Trends in Executions, Death Sentences Closely Track Drop in Public Support for the...
Historical trends in executions and new death sentences closely track changes in public attitudes about the death penalty and crime in general, according to a comprehensive University of North Carolina analysis of national public opinion surveys on the death penalty. UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Frank Baumgartner has created a statistical index of public support for capital punishment based upon the results of 488 national surveys on the…
How to Pronounce 'to the' in a Sentence: American English
ESL: How to pronounce the words 'to the' together. These two words will be very low in pitch and connected. They should be said very fast. In fact, when said...
Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences
1 word: Hi. Greet your child when they get in the car with “Hi” before you ask about practice, the score of the game or homework. 2 words: Have fun. In all likelihood you’ve h…
Why dementia is not a death sentence
How families react to a dementia diagnose can have a bearing on the progress of the disease diagnosis.
Melchor Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug Trafficking
A secret sentence
Things you hide in your work that you know nobody’s ever going to see just to keep the work interesting for you.
How to Write a Sparkling Sentence
Want to write better sentences? Learn the 5 keys to writing good sentences. This guide includes 5 example sentences with analysis of why they're good.
What’s the right sentence for hate?
Dharun Ravi faces 10 years in prison and deportation after a conviction on hate crimes in the Tyler Clementi case
How not to write a sentence
Three common mistakes to avoid when you craft your text—whether it’s a blog post, press release, or article.
What Does that Sentence Say?
March 17, 2017: New research shows late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language.
What's your sentence?: The video
On New Year's Day last year, we introduced our Two Sentences video. On New Year's Day this year, we introduce a new video inspired by its predecessor. Over the past few months hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of Pink Blog readers and Pink Newsletter subscribers have sent us 15-second video clips answering the question: "What's Your Sentence?" We watched every single one. Then we compiled about…