Neo-Nazi Leader in Florida Sentenced to 5 Years Over Homemade Explosives

The authorities found the explosive material in Brandon Russell’s garage while investigating one of his roommates in the killing of the other two.

U.S. Had 23 Executions in 2017, Second-Lowest Number in a Quarter-Century

Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.

Sidebar: Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed

The Trump administration has said some inmates cannot challenge their unlawfully long prison sentences, reversing a long-held Justice Department position.

States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. May 18, 2017 Louisiana has the nation’s highest incarceration rate. But this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a deal to reduce sentences and the prison population, saving millions annually. If lawmakers approve the...