FROM Jacques Roubaud
Reconsidering California’s Death Penalty, and Remembering Wes Craven Last July a California judge ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in the case of Ernest D Jones. The reasoning behind the judge’s ruling? It’s taking California too long to kill inmates on Death Row. And in 2009, Jeff Smith was prosecuted for lying to federal agents about an illegal campaign flier. He was sentenced to a year and a day in a federal prison in rural Kentucky—500 miles from his St. Louis home.