Prosecutors Are Using Jailhouse Snitches to Send Innocent People to Death Row

For the last two decades, Curtis Flowers has been on death row in Mississippi for a 1996 quadruple murder. He has consistently maintained his innocence and appealed his case six different times on issues ranging from racial bias in jury selection to prosecutorial misconduct. But each time, District Attorney Doug Evans succeeded in keeping Flowers behind bars, largely […]

China to send flowers, potato to Moon for biological experiment

China to send flowers, potato to Moon for biological experiment

Beijing: China is planning to send seeds of potato, a flowering plant and silkworm eggs with its Chang’e-4 lunar probe later this year to conduct the first biological experiment on the lifeless Moon. The probe will carry a tin containing seeds of potato and arabidopsis, a small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard, and […]

Private Prison Continues to Send ICE Detainees to Solitary Confinement for Refusing Voluntary Labor

Private Prison Continues to Send ICE Detainees to Solitary Confinement for Refusing Voluntary Labor

Officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia locked an immigrant detainee in solitary confinement last November as punishment for encouraging fellow detainees to stop working in a labor program that ICE says is strictly voluntary. Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old who immigrated to America to escape political persecution in […]