Tennessee Judge Drops Sentence Cuts for Birth Control Procedures

After legal and political problems, a Tennessee county judge has ended his controversial program aimed at reducing sentences of local jail inmates with drug addiction problems who volunteered for medical treatments to prevent them from having children. General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield of White County announced in mid-May that male inmates at the county jail in Sparta […]

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Massachusetts May Toss Thousands of Convictions for Drug Test Fraud

By Christopher Zoukis Annie Dookhan, a chemist working for a Massachusetts state drug-testing laboratory, was paroled last year after serving nearly three years in a state prison for her admitted perjury and evidence tampering in state-prosecuted cases.  Now state prosecutors, responding to an order from the state’s highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, have dismissed […]

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