Researchers examined more than 1,000 decisions by eight Israeli judges who ruled on convicts’ parole requests. Judges granted 65 percent of requests they heard at the beginning of the day’s session and almost none at the end. Right after a snack break, approvals jumped back to 65 percent again.
A deer poacher in Missouri is sentenced to watch Bambi once every month during his yearlong prison term.
In 2008 two judges were found to be accepting money from two juvenile detention centers in return for increasing the number of residents, offenses were as minimal as mocking a principal on MySpace, trespassing in a vacant building, or shoplifting DVDs from Wall-mart .
A TX teenager killed 4 people in a drunk driving accident but was spared jail time because of the “affluenza” defense. His lawyers argued his wealthy parents never taught him right from wrong.
A man was found innocent of rape and false imprisonment after spending 18 years in jail due to DNA evidence. 2 years after his release, he raped and murdered a woman.