Addendum: More About Punishment

Over on the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association’s Reasonable Doubt blog, I wrote a post regarding sentencing in this country and how it’s time to have a national discussion about fairness of punishment. By way of an update, the infamous “Affluenza Teen,” Ethan Couch, was apprehended in Mexico and sentenced to 180 days in prison Read more about Addendum: More About Punishment[…]

The Tragic Story of Glenn Ford

60 Minutes on CBS just ran a fascinating story about Glenn Ford, a man who was sentenced to death in Louisiana and spent 30 years on death row there. I urge you to watch the entire segment, as it gives a stark glimpse into the world of the American criminal justice system, particularly the relationship Read more about The Tragic Story of Glenn Ford[…]

DWI And You

Here’s an interesting article from the Houston Chronicle: However, due to what the county called aggressive “no refusal” breathalyzer program throughout the summer, zero alcohol-related deaths occurred in the county this summer and county agencies arrested a total of 643 individuals for driving while intoxicated or boating while intoxicated. More than 100 drivers were charged Read more about DWI And You[…]