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Petition of the Week: May 24-28

Ronald Pursley, 63, is slated for release on October 25, 2021. At the time of his application last year, he’d suffered from congestive heart failure and heart attack history, and his health has worsened since then. Despite these challenges, the warden last month denied his application for release.

May 28, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform

Jury Pool

Despite laws forbidding the practice, attorneys say African Americans are frequently dismissed from jury pools because of their race. Here’s a look at the huge implications that has for our justice system.

May 10, 2021

Petition of the Week: May 10th-14th

In November, not long after 52-year-old Shane Haynes arrived at the Winfield Correctional Facility, he began experiencing headaches and numbness on his left side. He was taken to the Winfield Hospital where staff found a blood clot on the right side of his brain.

May 10, 2021 Criminal Legal Reform