Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Round-Up

A few interesting tid-bits to round out this week in sentencing:
  • Today, Lindsay Lohan is going back to jail pending her probation violation hearing on October 22.  Last week, she tweeted, "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps."  September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (yes, there actually is one), so here's hoping Ms. Lohan can soon join the millions who are celebrating recovering this month. 
  • Mexico's raging drug war impacts journalists, too:  this NPR feature describes how Mexican journalists hope to hop the border legally and find asylum from the corrupt and/or vengeful public officials and drug cartels their writing has irked.
  • 14,440 Years:  We challenge you to find a longer sentence than that one, given in the Philippines to a man who raped his daughter on a daily basis for a year.  That works out to about 40 years for each of the 360 counts of rape.
And because it is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, SentenceSpeak says a hearty congrats to everyone out there who is in recovery and living drug- and alcohol-free.