June 2015 archive

Jun 26

Gary Alan Mauz Exonerated Of Disorderly Conduct For Calling Neighbor A “Whore”

Victoria Battistini (Victoria Battistini’s Facebook page)

On June 23, 2015 a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of Gary Alan Mauz for calling his neighbor a “whore,” and making other derogatory comments to her. The appeals court noted that, “We find Appellant’s comments reprehensible but not criminal.” At about 10 p.m. on April 24, 2013 …

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Jun 09

Lakesha Lanika Artis Acquitted By Virginia Court of Appeals Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Death Of Her Daughter

Lakesha Lanika Artis (Suffolk PD)

The Virginia Court of Appeals on June 2, 2015 acquitted Lakesha Lanika Artis of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her two-year-old daughter Destiney Riddick in 2011. Destiney died from complications related to her accidental ingestion of an unknown quantity of a prescription drug. Although Artis, and her stepmother and her stepmother’s boyfriend were convicted …

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Jun 04

High Fence Foodie Cookbook Now Available!!!

High Fence Foodie by Celeste Johnson

High Fence Foodie is a new cookbook by Texas prisoner Celeste Johnson that has just been published by The Justice Institute!! High Fence Foodie has more than two hundred easy to prepare recipes for meals, soups, snacks, desserts, and beverages. These recipes can be made from basic items a prisoner can purchase from their unit’s …

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Jun 02

Steven A. Cole’s Exonerated Of Child Sexual Assault In “American Horror Story”

Steven A. Cole (Illinois Dept. of Corrections)

Steven A. Cole’s convictions related to the possible sexual assault of a young child were overturned by the Illinois Court of Appeals on May 7, 2015. In a concurring opinion one of the justices noted, “the evidence in this case established Steven Cole’s innocence, not his guilt,” and he was the victim of an “American …

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