U.S. Jury System Consistently Works

What happens when a jury finds a defendant, who is the only suspect, not guilty of a brutal murder? No, this is not a column about the O. J. Simpson trial. This happened last month in Montgomery County Circuit Court. In Judge Sally Greenhaw’s court, a sitting jury found Richard Lee Steele not guilty . . . → Read More: U.S. Jury System Consistently Works

Can Work-Release Really Benefit All?

By Major W. Cox

The Department of Corrections received $530,839.00 in May 1995 from inmates serving sentences in Alabama prisons using a work-release program. This amount represents 32.5 percent of the inmates’ gross earnings of $1,633,434.00. From these earnings, work release inmates paid nearly $200,000,00 in federal and state taxes, $52,318.00 to . . . → Read More: Can Work-Release Really Benefit All?