life without parole http://kalw.org en Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison http://kalw.org/post/walking-death-row-san-quentin-state-prison <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Quentin State Prison has four massive cell blocks, each identified by their cardinal direction: north, south, east, and west. Of the four, only one houses inmates sentenced to death. None of the cell blocks have been visited by a reporter since 2007.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:44:32 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18645 at http://kalw.org Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison Juvenile Life Without Parole: U.S. Supreme Court Reconsiders http://kalw.org/post/juvenile-life-without-parole-us-supreme-court-reconsiders <p>Back in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole for any crimes besides murder is cruel and unusual punishment.This week the high court took another look at life in prison, except this time for juveniles under the age of 14 convicted of homicide.</p><p>NPR reports that currently 79 people are serving life terms for crimes committed when they were 14 or younger. Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to be the deciding vote on a decision expected by early summer.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:26:19 +0000 Brett Myers 8175 at http://kalw.org Juvenile Life Without Parole: U.S. Supreme Court Reconsiders