The state of Arkansas, USA, carried out a double execution on Monday, after delivering a lethal injection to a second prisoner, Marcel Williams, on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder of a woman in 1994.
The Supreme Court late Monday blocked the first of at least six executions planned in Arkansas over the next two weeks after a dizzying day of state and federal court disputes about lethal injection drugs, mental health claims and the right to legal representation.
The seven Democratic pre-candidates participated in a forum organized by the UPenn School of Law. Everyone agrees with the need to reform the Pennsylvania judicial system.
Imposing quality standards and control mechanisms to recovery houses were some of the ideas expressed in the meeting between legislators from Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and members of the community.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Maryland Correctional Institute–Jessup to unveil this pilot program.