How to Prevent the Justice ‘Meat-Grinder’ From Making Juries Extinct

The Supreme Court recently held that jury verdicts in state criminal cases must be unanimous.  The remarkable fact, argues TCR’s legal columnist, is not that unanimous juries are required; it is that virtually nothing is decided by jurors, unanimously or otherwise—and no one seems to care.

Life-Without-Parole Sentences Rise in Ohio

The number of Ohio inmates sentenced to life without parole has jumped by 150 percent, from 283 in 2010 to 703 through February. In death penalty cases, “life without parole has become the sentence that jurors are more comfortable with,” said Kevin Werner of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.