Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Convicted Amish Beard Cutters Fight for Release

The Amish convicted in beard-cutting hate crimes against other Amish, are fighting their sentence, saying that their incarceration in separate facilities around the country is an unfair burden on their families, and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of their constitutional rights.

Amish Beard-Cutting Defendants Appear in Court

Having rejected a plea deal, the Amish accused of forcible shaving of their brethren prepare for trial.

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