Kathy Boudin’s parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.
The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads “Tamms: The First Super Max,” and below, in lowercase
letters, “a good place to live.” Inmates at Tamms,
I went to a reception the other night to celebrate the efforts of a
group called the Innocence Project, which provides legal assistance to
prisoners for whom the technology of DNA testing may n
Roderick Johnson, a 33-year-old African-American Navy veteran from a small town in rural Texas, didn’t ask for it. Prison did it to him, and his life will never be the same.
To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.