May 3, 2009 One in 3 Native American women will be raped in her lifetime, according to the Justice Department, but few cases of sexual assault in Indian country make it to the courthouse. Now, Congress is sending money to combat the problem and considering a bill to strengthen the authority of tribal police.
March 3, 2009 A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in the case against a Louisiana inmate who has spent nearly four decades in solitary confinement. The case now hinges on whether Albert Woodfox, who was convicted of murdering Louisiana prison guard Brent Miller in 1972, had effective lawyers.
December 17, 2008 After growing doubts about a 1972 murder case, a judge overturned an Angola inmate's conviction and granted him bail three weeks ago. Hours later, the Louisiana attorney general stepped in and halted the release. Now the inmate is back in the isolation cell, where he's spent more than three decades.
October 28, 2008 Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox spent 36 years in solitary confinement in a Louisiana prison for the murder of a corrections officer. Decades later, questions are surfacing about how the wife of the lead investigator ended up as the forewoman on the jury and why the key witness was promised a pardon.
October 27, 2008 In 1972, a popular young correctional officer was stabbed to death at Angola prison. Two inmates were quickly convicted of the crime and placed in solitary confinement for nearly four decades. Now, all these years later, the murder seems even more elusive than it did then, and there are questions about their guilt.
August 8, 2008 In his first sit-down interview about anthrax suspect Bruce E. Ivins, attorney Paul Kemp explains why he thinks the Justice Department's case against the late Army microbiologist is weak. Ivins, who committed suicide July 29, 2008, was a prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people. Read a transcript of the interview.