>Users:   login   |  register       > email     > people    


Lawmakers push to re-sentence a majority of Florida's death row inmates
By wjhg.com- Mike Vasilinda
Published: 02/13/2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - Florida lawmakers usually criticize judges for being too lenient, but when it comes to hundreds of death cases, a legislative committee believes the state's Supreme Court justices are being too harsh.

Just over a year ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that about half of the people on death row were entitled to be re-sentenced, but the other half, sentenced before 2002, were stuck with the sentence they got.

"These legal distinctions are, while accepted and appropriate, are from a fundamental fairness perspective spurious," said Human Rights Attorney Mark Schlakman.

Read More.





Comments:

No comments have been posted for this article.


Login to let us know what you think

User Name:   

Password:       


Forgot password?





correctsource logo




Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of The Corrections Connection User Agreement
The Corrections Connection ©. Copyright 1996 - 2018 © . All Rights Reserved | 15 Mill Wharf Plaza Scituate Mass. 02066 (617) 471 4445 Fax: (617) 608 9015