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Justice & Punishment

Mail from Murderers
2 years ago

Mail from Murderers

Have you ever wanted to have a murderer as a penpal? If your answer to that question is, “yes,” then you’re in luck. Several websites have been set up in …
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Australia’s Last Hanged Woman
2 years ago

Australia’s Last Hanged Woman

I seldom cover Australian cases, but the case of Jean Lee (or Margaret Jean Maude Wright to give her her actual name) is a notable one. Jean Lee was the …
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Five Times Affluence Overruled Justice
2 years ago

Five Times Affluence Overruled Justice

In a perfect world money would not be a determining factor when it comes to bringing criminals to justice. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Today we’ll take a …
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She Killed for Laughing Jack
2 years ago

She Killed for Laughing Jack

It was a little over a year and a half ago when two young Waukesha, Wisconsin girls attempted to stab their friend to death in order to appease the fictional …
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The World’s First Gas Chamber Execution
2 years ago

The World’s First Gas Chamber Execution

Like William Kemmler, Chinese Tong member Gee Jon holds a singular, if unwilling, place in criminal history. Also like Kemmler, while his crime was unexceptional, his punishment was a felonious …
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Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution
2 years ago

Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution

Toni Jo Henry or, to use her proper name, Annie Beatrice McQuiston, holds a singular place in the criminal history of the State of Louisiana. Not even fellow Louisiana murderess …
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LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime
2 years ago

LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime

The Spanish word casitas translates as “little houses.” In Puerto Rico, casitas are community clubhouses surrounded by gardens, where men and women gather on Friday nights. In Mexico, the word …
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5 Terrifying Modern Torture Methods
2 years ago

5 Terrifying Modern Torture Methods

When most people think of torture devices and techniques often they think back to Medieval times and the Spanish Inquisition, where contraptions with ominous sounding names like “the rack” or …
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The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta
2 years ago

The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta

Regular listeners may recall the story of Luka Magnotta. A story so bizarre, so heinous, that it required two episodes (Episode 33 and Episode 34) to cover the case in …
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The Tsuyama Massacre
2 years ago

The Tsuyama Massacre

On May 21, 1938, a 21-year-old man from Japan killed 30 people and injured 3 more using a Browning shotgun, a katana sword and an axe. After all the murders, he …
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