Former Convict Gives the Gift of Publication to PrisonersDigital JournalFor information on how to get out of prison early, look no further than Post-Conviction Relief: Secrets Exposed. From cover-to-cover, Post-Conviction Relief provides valuable resources on how to gain access to cases and writing simple, effective motions.and more »

LancasterOnline
Relief hearing held for Lancaster man on death row for 2010 slaying of musician in ColumbiaLancasterOnlineJakeem Towles, 28, claimed his trial lawyers were ineffective in a Post Conviction Relief Act hearing held before Judge Howard Knisely. Towles was convicted of killing Cornell “Young E-Z” Stewart, 20, following a performance at a Columbia fire hall in ...

Columbia-based public defender disciplined for neglecting clientsSt. Louis RecordDisciplinary proceedings began in March 2016 against Hinkebein, who works in the appellate post-conviction relief division of the Missouri State Public Defender Office, following a complaint filed by a client, according to the court's order. Hinkebein ...

The Times and Democrat
Years awaiting execution: Four men with ties to T&D Region on ...The Times and DemocratThe next night, on July 15, Mikal Deen Mahdi was caught on camera robbing an Exxon gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he fatally shot the ...and more »

MyCentralJersey.com
New trial ordered in 1985 Plainsboro murder caseMyCentralJersey.comThe post conviction relief court denied Harvey's petition without a hearing. But after granting defendant's appeal and motion for additional forensic testing, the Supreme Court remanded the matter for an evidentiary hearing and ordered the post ...

Sentence reduction moves forwardGalesburg Register-MailSterling M. Nicholson, 52, formerly of West Third Street, appeared before Circuit Judge Paul Mangieri Thursday afternoon on his second hearing on his post-conviction relief filing. Post-conviction relief is a three-step process in which an inmate can ...

BRYAN LAMONT POOLE v. STATE OF MARYLANDMaryland Daily Record (subscription)Criminal procedure -- Petition for post-conviction relief -- Ineffective assistance of counsel After he failed to come into work on Saturday, April 29, 1995, David Dior was found dead, with a single bullet wound to the back of his head, in his ...

State Supreme Court case reflects obstacles with public defender systemColumbia MissourianRittman's brief said that the public defender's office cannot turn down assignments. It also said that Hinkebein believed he would be fired for refusing a case. Most of Hinkebein's work is with clients of low socioeconomic status in post-conviction ...and more »

How many SAFE Team lawsuits will be filed against La Salle County?LaSalle News TribuneWhether a judge gives the jailed motorist any post-conviction relief — a decision could come as early as Sept. 29 — could dictate whether La Salle County faces lawsuits from 14 angry SAFE detainees or whether that figure balloons to 74. Jeffrey ...

The Legal Intelligencer
As Officials in Centre County Face Discipline, Appeals May FollowThe Legal Intelligencer"With the Post-Conviction Relief Act, if you're not serving a sentence, there's an absolute bar to [raising an appellate issue] through that," he said. "The defense bar might have to start getting a little creative as far as the procedural vehicles we ...

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