The grainy pictures speak for themselves. Or so thought many Americans who watched the video of the March 3rd, 1991, beating of motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences people to die in prison for offenses committed while under the age of 18.
Black Muslims have been an influential force in the prisoners' rights movement and criminal justice reform as early as the World War II era.
A look at the American public's ambivalent opinion of the death penalty.