Criminal Law

Adnan Syed Whose Case Launched 1,000 Podcasts Gets a New Trial

Adnan Syed, whose case was the subject of the immensely popular and influential podcast “Serial,” has had his conviction reversed by Baltimore prosecutors. 23 years ago, when Mr. Syed was 17, he convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment in the death of Ms. Lee, who had been strangled and whose body was […]


NY Places Drastic Limits on Packages and Books to the Incarcerated

Beginning in January 2018, people at Greene, Green Haven and Taconic Correctional Facilities in NY will no longer be able to receive packages directly from family members or friends. All packages must be ordered through an approved vendor. Its currently a pilot project but in September 2018, this policy will apply to ALL 54 prisons […]

Constitutional Law Criminal Law

The Man the State Forgot

I am not clear how this happens in America in 2013. Steve Slevin was pulled over for DWI in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Slevin was soon placed in padded cell in the jail’s floor, naked with only a suicide smock on, as a form of detoxification. Slevin then went into medical observation for a […]