October 2, 2013 Herman Wallace, who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement after his conviction on murder charges related to a 1972 prison riot, is now suffering from liver cancer. A U.S. district judge in Louisiana ruled that Wallace had not received a fair trial.
August 15, 2012 Betty Smithey killed a 15-month-old girl in 1963. Smithey is now 69. Her clemency was granted by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.