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Florida Supreme Court Reverses Itself on Death Penalty Restriction from 2016

Saying it made a “clear error” in 2016, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a decision that gave some Death Row inmates another chance to argue that they should be shielded from execution because they have intellectual disabilities. The…
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Graham/Miller BBQ Lunch - Orlando, February 26

Join CFACDL for a moving luncheon to hear the stories of individuals released from prison after re-sentencing pursuant to the Graham and Miller decisions on juvenile life without parole. BBQ lunch will be served. CLE credit is pending for this…
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Solitary Confinement: Legal and Scientific Issues for Children and Young Adults

Scientific research continues to document the impact of solitary confinement on the developing brains of children and young adults. Such confinement can occasion irreversible, even fatal outcomes while producing no consistently positive effects…
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Registration Open: 2019 Defending Modern Drug Cases Seminar

Once again, drug prosecutions are on the rise. From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury to cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances…
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FREE Webinar: Solitary Confinement: Legal and Scientific Issues for Children and Young Adults

Scientific research continues to document the impact of solitary confinement on the developing brains of children and young adults. Such confinement can occasion irreversible, even fatal outcomes while producing no consistently positive effects…
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Registration Open: Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College

The Clarence Darrow/David Baldus Death Penalty College is an annual training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators held in downtown Iowa City at the University of Iowa College of Law, located…
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Death is Different XXV

Seminar Agenda  Thursday, February 21, 2019  7:30-8:30    Continental Breakfast provided 8:30- 8:45   Opening Remarks- Tania Alavi 8:45-10:15  DNA for Dummies- Deborah A. Goins 10:15-10:30 Networking Break 10:30-11:30…
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Prisons Are Housing Mental Health Patients Who've Committed No Crimes

Andrew Butler was a popular kid at Hollis Brookline High School in New Hampshire, an honors student who was captain of the football and wrestling teams. Then, during college, Andrew tore his leg muscles, making even walking to class difficult.…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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North Dakota Prison Officials Think Outside The Box To Revamp Solitary Confinement - NPR

There are slightly more than 2 million people incarcerated in the United States — that's nearly equal to the entire population of Houston. Among those prisoners, thousands serve time in solitary confinement, isolated in small often windowless…