1993 gay man sentenced to death. Juror: We also knew he was a homosexual & thought he shouldn’t be able to spend his life w/ men in prison. SCOTUS may consider case. Claim: biased jury deprived him of a fair trial. Should they hear this case?
What exactly is being contested? From the wording of the poll, it looks like they thought about wrongly acquitted him but didn’t, so the “bias” didn’t even come into play.
So THAT’s why they don’t sentence straight men to serve time in women’s prisons.
I had no idea.
No. His trial was fair. The sentencing sounds like it may have been biased, but that’s unavoidable with a peer jury.
I think so. They made their decision based on his sexuality.
No, I don’t think they should hear the case. Juries have to be confident that jury deliberations will remain secret and this sounds like it would be almost entirely about what happened in the jury deliberations. Also, you need only one dissenting vote for a hung jury on a death penalty trial, so unless they can prove that all 12 convinced this dude due bias, the case holds no water.
That is so terrible to hear about.
The idea that he'd like it in prison is ignorant bull. Most prisoners who are straight will think the same and rape him daily. That's like saying a straight woman also would like a men's prison and get all the sex she wants.
Former prison guard here.
You’d be surprised...