A man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle was sentenced to six months in jail at Rikers Island.
The authorities found the explosive material in Brandon Russell’s garage while investigating one of his roommates in the killing of the other two.
Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.
The Trump administration has said some inmates cannot challenge their unlawfully long prison sentences, reversing a long-held Justice Department position.
The government asked a judge to sentence Mr. Weiner to a prison term of 21 to 27 months for his conviction in a sexting case.
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...