The Flores case shows how our criminal justice system mishandles eyewitness testimony

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT Eyewitness testimony is reliable, but only under specific circumstances Charles Don Flores is on death row in Texas, where he was convicted as an accomplice to a murder committed in 1998. If the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, his execution ... Read More

Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT The Flores case is an example of using “junk” science for a murder conviction. Since the inception of criminal investigations, the techniques and procedures used in these inquests have been plagued by pseudoscientific claims. From spectral evidence allowed at the Salem ... Read More

[Video] Texas Police Hypnotize Crime Victims

WATCH: Texas police are hypnotizing crime victims and using the ‘evidence’ to imprison people. By NowThis. To learn more about police hypnosis in Texas, visit ... Read More

Hypnosis helped put this Texan on death row, his lawyers say. The Supreme Court could soon decide his fate

By Lauren McGaughy 3:37 PM on Sep 9, 2020 UTC−5 Texas law enforcement use hypnosis to investigate dozens of crimes a year. The outcome of a Dallas case could change this controversial practice — and determine the fate of a man on death row. The witness remembered the Volkswagen Beetle, its psychedelic flames visible in ... Read More

Journal entries – 20 to 31 July 2020

  20th July_ Breakfast: ½ pint of milk; 1 small apple; 1 peanut butter sandwich; 1 small piece of foodloaf. Lunch: 1 peanut butter sandwich; 1 small beef sausage; 2 pieces of bread; 3 slices of canned pears. Dinner: 1 piece bologna+cheese; 1 piece corn bread; 3 baby carrots. 21st July_ Breakfast: ½ pint of ... Read More

Journal entries from 6th to 9th August 2020

Journals from 6th to 9th August 2020 Thursday 6th August 2020_ We have been on medical quarantine lockdown for a month straight. A friend here mentioned that this lockdown has felt very long. I think that this is because of the absolute isolation we are enduring. I am really feeling it and I have grown ... Read More

Journals from 22nd to 27th July 2020

July 22nd 2020 Breakfast : ½ pint milk, 1 peanut butter sandwich, 3 oz oatmeal, 6 prunes. Lunch: 1 chicken patty, 1 biscuit, 6 baby carrots, 1 peanut butter sandwich. Dinner: 1 corndog, 1 peanut butter sandwich, 4 prunes. Here I am again pen in hand, trying to find a meaning in the insanity that ... Read More

Journal entries – 18 to 21 July 2020

Journal_ Saturday 18th July 2020 Today the results of Covid 19 retesting began to come back and it is not good at all. The results are not yet in but so far, 400 or even more positive test have been found in the general population of Polunsky. I have a bad feeling about it this ... Read More

Journal entries – July 8-12th, 2020

July 8, 2020 (« We gotta get out of here » by The Animals) “Everything is going to be alright” How should I not be glad to contemplate The clouds beyond the dormer window And a high tide reflected on the ceiling There will be dying there will be dying But there is no need to go ... Read More

Journal entries – June 25-July 5, 2020

June 25, 2020 (“So into you” by Fabulous) “If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory” William Hazlitt This morning I had an attorney phone call. I suppose I am expected to feel relief and be grateful. And I think I do when I think of the relief my ... Read More