Paula Cooper, a 43-year-old woman from Indiana, was released from prison on June 17, 2013, after 28 years in jail.
Connecticut abolished the death penalty on April 25.
The case of Troy Anthony Davis, who was executed in September 2011 by the state of Georgia, attracted international attention and renewed efforts to abolish the death penalty in the United States.
IndyKids asked these kids in Manhattan, New York, what they think.
Federal court halts execution of Troy Davis
Six hours before the scheduled execution of Kenneth Foster Jr., the governor of Texas decided to change Foster’s sentence to life in prison.
DNA testing has reopened many court cases long after the accused were sent to prison. These men and women had to sit in jail until science became accurate enough to set them free.
In this book, Tookie Williams describes prison conditions and challenges kids to spend ten hours alone in a bathroom at home so they may begin to understand how it feels to live in captivity.
Ten out of 10 students I surveyed said they could not live without their mothers.