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June 28, 2013

Two notable prison opinion pieces via the Washington Post

The Washington Post today has two notable opinion pieces concerning prison policies and practices.  Here are their headlines and first sentences:

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"Life without parole? No child deserves that" Wash Post
Do adults?
How about no DP, no LWOP, no registry?

AP: TULSA, OKLA | "A Kay County jury convicted Davis in 2003 of 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree rape in the death
of his girlfriend's mother, Josephine Sanford, 52.
. . Josephine Sanford had 6 stab wounds, a broken jaw and marks around her neck. DNA evidence showed Davis had
sex with the victim."|

| "I was rude at the end," Davis said [to the panel]. "We were mad at each other after my comment. And one thing
led to another. It just happened so quick."
. . Brian Darrell Davis, 39, received a lethal injection Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester,
despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he
took responsibility for the victim's death and apologized
. The board voted 4-1 in favor of clemency." |

Took responsibility ? Apologized ?
How did these 4 qualify for the Pardon & Parole Board?
Does one of them write for WaPo?

Posted by: Adamakis | Jun 28, 2013 12:15:19 PM

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