At a second hearing, a new judge ordered O’Brien to be tried as an adult, based on the severity and cruelty of his crime. In the fall of 1997 after a two week trial, Edward O’Brien was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Janet Downing. He was later sentenced to life in prison without parole for his vicious crime. At around 7p.m. on July 23, 1995, Ryan Downing, Edward O’Brien and some friends gathered at the Downing residence to pan out the evening’s events.
Jon quit using drugs, he found religion, and his behavior changed. Jon was in prison for stabbing Kelley Farquhar and Mitzi Nalley to death in 1986. During the trial “he sat impassively as the guilty verdict was read and, according to newspaper accounts, only flinched slightly when District Judge Bob Jones sentenced him to death” ( Earle 75). When he first entered the life of a prisoner, he attempted to break out of the prison and cut himself with a razor blade. In prison Jon read about recovery and he began to attend 12-step meetings where he continued throughout his final years.
The theme of dehumanization is scattered throughout the traumatic and horrific events that the Jews endured while prisoners in Auschwitz. The novel, Night, was written by Elie Wiesel in the mid 1950’s. Night describes the concentration camps where the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. Night was written in first person and recounted the horrid details and conditions as a prisoner in the concentrations camps. Wiesel began writing after a 10-year self-imposed vow of silence about the tragic Holocaust.
He had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, however three court appointed psychiatrist found him legally sane. On November 1, 1973 jury convened for approximately five hours before declaring Edmund Kemper III guilty. Kemper requested his sentence to be death, death by torture. Instead, Judge Harry F. Brauer indicted him of eight accounts of first degree murder and sentenced him seven years to life cc (concurrently) at the California Medical Facility. Many, including Edmund himself, believe his actions and crimes were caused by his disturbed childhood.
On Monday August 26th, Tom Robinson was found guilty of rape and sentenced to death. This verdict came after a long day in the Maycomb county court. Mr. Atticus Finch represented Mr. Robinson; however, the testimonies provided by Miss Mayella Ewell and Mr. Bob Ewell left the jury with this guilty verdict for Mr. Robinson. A first-hand witness for the prosecution, Mr. Bob Ewell, says he is more than relieved to see the defendant sentenced to death. "Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!"
Malcolm Little, or Malcolm X, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925 was a slave who was imprisoned for burglary when he was twenty years old. He taught himself how to read during his time in prison by writing out every word in a dictionary he found in the prison library. He mainly read non-fiction books about the brutal human carnage and mistreatment of the nonwhite people by the white man. This encouraged him to become an African American Human Rights Activist after he was released from prison in the mid twentieth century. On the other hand, Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in 1818.
The following night, two of those same Family members plus one more murdered supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife at their home. It took the police several months to find out who was responsible for the murders. Manson and his family were actually arrested on the suspicion that they had vandalized part of Death Valley National Park. It was not until later that the police realized that Manson and his followers were responsible for the murders. On January 25, 1971, Charles Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy for directing the homicides of the Tate and LaBianca victims.
In the week after the riot, police engaged in brutal punishments against the prisoners, forcing them to run a gantlet of nightsticks and crawl naked across broken glass, among other tortures. The many injured inmates received substandard medical treatment. This riot started as an issue of the first amendments religious freedom and freedom of speech, and a slight 8th amendment issue of cruel and unusual punishment when it comes to their living conditions. It ended up being a severe issue of the 8th amendment after the fact, with the inmates being tortured by correctional
Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of forty-five out of forty-eight sexual assault cases and is currently serving a thirty to sixty year life sentence in the Pennsylvania State prison . Happy Valley is a documentary, that showed an insight into the gruesome activities that happened at Penn State surrounding the Jerry Sandusky 's child sexual assault case and how it affected this college football community. First off, how did the community reacted to the documentary? The documentary was screened on November 14 at Penn State, State Theatre, where there was, also after the film a question and answer forum for the community to ask the film 's consulting producer Mark
Etheridge Knight “Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane” is about a man who stands against the workers of the jail. Hard Rock also represents how people struggle with police authority. The prisoner felt like Hard Rock saved them from a lot while in prison. The line “He had been our Destroyer, the doer of things” (504) talks about how Hard Rock destroyed the people for the prisoners. Hard Rock does things that the other prisoners would not imagine doing because of his reputation o f being violent.