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Senators Debate Life-Without-Parole Option
Death penalty proponents trot out predictable arguments against it
"...to offer jurors in capital cases a third, true life-without-parole sentencing option. The measure, which has become a perennial..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Make Life Without Parole Possible

May 24, 2010 Postmarks

Senate Committee Approves Life-with-Parole Measure
Issue added to special session call this week
"...her bill steps on the Supremes' 2012 decision banning life-without-parole for juveniles, and historically Texas has sought the maximum..."

June 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Life and Nothing But

Nov. 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Conditions of Puscifer's Parole
Live review of Puscifer at the Long Center last week

Feb. 27, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Jailbait
The stage origins of this low-budget, indie prison movie are simply everywhere, but it is so fantastically acted that it inspires indulgence of its first-timers’ mistakes.

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Perry Calls the Inevitable Special Second
Abortion, transportation and juvenile justice back on the call

June 26, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

SCOTUS Overturns Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Court also outlaws life-without-parole for juveniles
"...law. In a separate case, the Supremes ruled that life-without-parole for juvenile murder defendants violates the 8th Amendment's prohibition..."

June 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Cruel and Unusual
The Supreme Court decides the death houses can do without a few more victims
"...be trusted to choose between sentences of death and life-without-parole -- and later to watch several of the same..."

June 28, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Illinois Kills Death Penalty
Becomes 16th state to abolish the ultimate penalty
"...repeals the death penalty there – replacing it with life-without-parole as the ultimate criminal sanction – and requires the..."

March 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Tightening the Noose on Defendants
Court rulings whittle away Sixth Amendment
"...offenders in 2005, Texas did not yet have a life-without-parole option on the books, and all those juveniles on..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lege Wrap-Up
Criminal justice
"...reformers this session. Legislators finally agreed to send a life-without-parole sentencing option to Gov. Rick Perry's desk. But the..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature

Tinkering With the Machinery of Death
The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty
"...chance of survival. But the number of bills proposing life-without-parole sentences -- and the fact that even Gov. Perry..."

March 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

Off the Hot Seat
Lightning Rod

July 16, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

Death Row Dilemma
Resistant to Change

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...painful compromise, the Texas Senate last week passed a life-without-parole capital-case sentencing option. Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, finally got..."

April 22, 2005 News Column

D.A.: Lehmberg and Baird Have Issues
Rosemary Lehmberg and Charlie Baird go a few rounds

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Monica Riese

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

Lege Notes
"...he did sign into law SB 60, codifying the life-without-parole sentencing option. (Unfortunately, the bill removes the life-with-parole option,..."

June 24, 2005 News Column

Picking Up the Pieces
Karr Conviction Closes Another Chapter in O'Hair Case

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Pardoned by Satan
If Texas can't kill the insane, where will the madness end?
"...understand if he had lifted a finger to support life-without-parole legislation, narrowly defeated in the 2001 Legislature. As is..."

May 28, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Looking for Mr. Goodbill
A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

'The Death Penalty Is About Us'
'Dead Man Walking' scribe Sister Helen Prejean speaks in town tonight

Dec. 3, 2013 Books Post by Jessi Cape

No More Juvie Executions
The Supreme Court's ban on executing kids has repercussions all the way back to Austin
"...Under current law – since Texas has no real life-without-parole sentencing option – a commutation means, theoretically, that the..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.
"...House narrowly defeated a bill (SB 85) to allow life-without-parole sentences in capital cases. This was the capital punishment..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...parole sentencing option and replaced it with a true life-without-parole option) – were mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court..."

July 1, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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