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KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Dozens of prisoners being held at the central jail in southern Kandahar province have been denying food in protest against what they say inordinate delays in processing of their cases and injudicious decisions of judges. Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News over the telephone, ...
Titan Comics isn't just celebrating the 50th anniversary of The prisoner with a new comic book series -- it's also planning to officially release the original attempts to bring Patrick McGoohan's unique vision to the comic medium for the first time, featuring work by legends Jack Kirby and Gil Kane. The British ...

"We would argue that it should be a very small list of books that are kept away, only those books that might disrupt the prison system and create some kind of safety concern," said Mike Brickner, senior policy director for the ACLU of Ohio, which advocates for prisoner rights. "Otherwise prisoners should have ...
A South Carolina legislator plans to introduce a bill that would allow for judges to sentence prisoners to work. Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, along with Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, unveiled a "state work program," that calls for non-violent offenders to work off part of their sentence, ...
The physical environment of the at-risk units has also been improved to make them more pleasant for prisoners. "If you look at Auckland women's [prison], they have a day-room with a fish tank, a television and some books to read. "So we are basically taking units from a containment philosophy and trying ...
A convict who disappeared from an open prison on the Suffolk coast a year ago has been recaptured in London. Scott Rowland, 32, had been serving a sentence of five and a half years for aggravated burglary and robbery at HMP Hollesley Bay when he was absent from roll call on 14 January 2017. He was detained in ...

Much has been written and discussed recently at both the national and state levels about prison reform. As an educator, I believe strongly that giving prisoners opportunities to higher formal education will help; however, it is not the key. We should all take a lesson from Burl Cain, former warden at Angola ...
Smith writes that until the 1960s, courts didn't take much interest in prisoners' rights, despite the protections against cruel and unusual punishment theoretically offered by the Eighth Amendment. "Cases filed by prisoners asserting the existence of constitutional protections were met by declarations that ...
The purpose of the talk was not to encourage the prisoners to take up boxing, but to galvanise them into making positive changes to their lives. Bill Millar, governor of HMP La Moye, says speakers such as Mr Catley are regularly invited to the prison to give talks aimed at encouraging prisoners to approach ...
The "laydown" will consist of a prisoner work stoppage and their refusal to participate in any state-sanctioned or related activities and is planned to last for several weeks, or perhaps indefinitely, until their concerns are addressed. It is imperative that the public be aware of the prisoners' need for resolutions ...
For both prisoners and staff, our jails are less safe now than at any time since records began - with more self-inflicted deaths, self-harm and assaults than ever before. The report on HMP Liverpool last week by Peter Clarke, HM chief inspector of prisons, recorded the worst conditions inspectors had ever ...
Over the course of four years, a string of local tech executives and entrepreneurs have come in as guest speakers, garnering connections that have led to higher-paying jobs when prisoners are released. Those enrolled in the group's web development shop inside San Quentin State prison do design work ...
The following year, surrounding a prisoner rights march in DC on Aug. 19, the state extremely overreacted by placing all of its 97,000 prisoners on simultaneous lockdown, putting Florida on the map once again. Thus far, Operation PUSH has been something different. It's shown lessons learned on both ...
IndianaPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana employers facing a tight labor market are welcoming former prisoners with the help of state and local government. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development found 15,000 ex-offenders are released from state prisons each year. The recidivism rate is at 38 percent.
DSP Aryeh said items such as mobile phones, alcohol, offensive weapons, explosives and unprescribed drugs that were prohibited in the prisons were smuggled to the convicts by visitors and some corrupt prison officials, contractors working on projects for the service and sometimes the prisoners ...
prisoners are claiming thousands of pounds for injuries caused by falling out of their bunk beds. And prison officers are furious that £26million ... The Independent Monitoring Board said the £26million a year cost of claims from prisoners "would pay 1,000 officers". £26million a year is spent fighting lags over ...
The notion underpinning it, says Kemp, is that prisoners are often innately entrepreneurial and that these energies can be redirected. Her students agree. "There's an entrepreneurial spirit in everyone in prison," says a middle-aged prisoner called Jim. "Even drug addicts, they're very resourceful people.

Richard Bronson made millions on Wall Street in the 1990s, but by 2005 he found himself destitute with no home and no money--and only his sister's couch on which to sleep. No one would give him a job or even entertain the idea. "I tried to put the past behind me, but doors were slamming in my face," ...
Uffer described the victims' conditions as "not so different than a prisoner of war." Now, the hospital staff is acting as these siblings' "first stage of their introduction to the outside world," Kamalpour told ABC News. "So what they pick up from us as a group of providers in this hospital is going to be the stepping ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will end a pilot program that required anyone sending a care package to prison inmates to buy it only from one of six state-approved vendors. "I am directing the Dept. of Corrections to rescind its flawed pilot program that restricted shipment of books & care packages to ...
prisoners receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Papua New Guinea's capital have been returned to jail after a directive from the prime minister. Peter O'Neill called for a cancellation of all 'Leave of Absences' for prisoners after reports rich inmates were paying people to manipulate the provisions so ...
In December, a group of Florida correctional officers poked fun at a prisoner who had been gassed to death on a private facebook page, calling him a "bitch" and an "asshole." Tsolkas said he believes that these incidents have educated some people about the realities of Florida's prisons. However, he ...
FRACKVILLE -- prisoners at the State Correctional institution-Mahanoy received advice on preparing for parole interviews Thursday. ... Stephens informed the audience the board is interested in finding out who the prisoner is now versus who they were when they first arrived and have they changed for the ...
The Department of Corrections claimed that the decision was made in an effort to curb contraband from entering the prison system. But from a distance, the move looked an awful lot like more of the same punitive price gouging and no-bid contracts that have plagued prisoners and their families for years.
Gwinnett County, GA. - Authorities have busted a large-scale money scheme in one state prison where they said inmates used cell phones to steal your money. Investigators told Channel 2 Action News that inmates made more than 10,300 phone calls in just one month. Investigators said the scheme ...
But among those who would no longer be able to supply books to prisoners was a volunteer organization called Books Through Bars that delivers thousands of books a year to prisoners around the country free, about cultural history, Chess, origami, language-learning. Some of the books in highest demand ...
Any variable -- mental illness, addiction, other dysfunction -- can ignite chaos affecting every aspect of a prisoner's life. Conflict can erupt at any moment, with consequences ranging from solitary confinement to loss of life. And the problem doesn't have to be the prisoner's own to cause suffering back home ...
"prisoners with mental illness are particularly vulnerable to the harms of solitary confinement,'' said Bonnie Tenneriello, staff attorney for prisoners legal services of Massachusetts, the not-for-profit that filed the lawsuit. "We've heard heartbreaking stories of misery from our clients in solitary. Some of them ...
Participants in the Jubilee for Circuses perform for Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall on June 16, 2016. (Credit: Vatican Media via CNA.) Some 2,100 of Rome's poor, homeless, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus courtesy of Pope Francis in yet another act of charity for those who ...
Exode Kiza fled ethnic violence in his native Rwanda, escaping with his partner and eight-month baby after his family threatened to kill him for marrying a "Banyamulenge", a Congolese Tutsi with Rwandese roots. Kiza alleges that he was treated as a prisoner rather than as a refugee at the FCII, and that ...
A total of 98 prisoners were rushed to the hospital in the southeastern province of Adıyaman after suspected poisoning from insecticide late on Jan. 9. The incident occurred in a jail in Adıyaman's Musalla neighborhood. Following an insecticide treatment in the kitchen of the jail, some prisoners entered the ...
The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences. Iran is second only to China in the number of prisoners executed in recent years, the majority put to death for drug offences. More than 500 ...
On January 3, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made two major announcements: his government will release political prisoners and close down a notorious detention centre at the heart of Ethiopia's capital, widely known as a torture chamber for dissidents and government opponents.
But why were some New Jersey prisons banning a book about the politics and policy behind mass incarceration? The state Department of Corrections is reviewing its book-banning policy after the state Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union obtained documents showing "The New Jim Crow" by ...
In December, a group of Florida correctional officers poked fun at a prisoner who had been gassed to death on a private facebook page, calling him a "bitch" and an "asshole." Tsolkas said he believes that these incidents have educated some people about the realities of Florida's prisons. However, he ...
A prisoner who has being incarcerated for over a year said one of the major problems he had while serving time is with regards to medical and health. "I had headache, the nurse had the bold mind to give me a single tablet saying that it would cure my pain… they are killing inmates slowly. One of my friends ...
When the summer sun in Florida pushes temperatures up past 100 degrees, state prisoners -- the vast majority of whom are stuck in jail without air-conditioning on drug charges -- feel it. When those prisoners work (they were forced, for example, to clean up after Hurricane Irma) they typically don't get a ...
prisoners stage daring jailbreak after sawing through cell bars so 11 can try to escape escape. Dramatic footage shows ... The extraordinary jailbreak was captured on a mobile phone by a fellow prisoner at the Aparecida de Goiania Correctional Facility in Luiziania near Brasilia. Authorities reportedly said ...
The move immediately raised the hackles of advocacy groups, who are appalled by the suggestion that limiting prisoners' access to both the educational benefits and nominal freedom that books provide could be construed as a good thing. NYC Books Through bars, a collective that sends books to prisons ...
Kisoro prisoners, blind get donations. By Wilson Manishimwe. Added 9th January 2018 12:42 PM. The team, headed by Abel Bizimana, the district chairman and Shafiq Sekandi, the resident district commissioner also donated walking sticks 10 blind children of Kisoro Demonstration Primary school.
The federal prison system will test new technology next week in an attempt to block smuggled cellphones used by inmates behind bars, the Department of Justice said Monday. Legal prison cellphones are "a major safety issue" that is getting worse, said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, ...
prisoner 'back from the DEAD': Inmate comes to life on mortuary table. A prisoner who was confirmed dead by three doctors woke up snoring on an autopsy table hours before he was "ready to be opened up". By Tom Gillespie. PUBLISHED: 11:46, Tue, Jan 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 13:54, Tue, Jan 9, 2018 ...
Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans to release political prisoners in a surprise move the government says aims to "foster national reconciliation". The prime minister also declared that the government would close the Maekelawi detention facility in Addis ...
A prisoner who escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional institution in Enfield Sunday might have gotten away by stowing away under a vehicle and the search for him continues. police said 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was last seen at the medium-security facility at 10:20 a.m. Sunday. Officials from the ...
During the Napoleonic wars (1793 to 1815), over 120,000 French prisoners were held in camps in England. There was nothing to do, so they began making all sorts of things from whatever materials they could find, like straw, wood and bones from pigs and mutton eaten at dinner, and ivory from whales.
In 2014, the Supreme Court refused an attempt by two prisoners - Leslie Moohan and Andrew Gillon, both of whom are serving life sentences for murder - to vote in the independence referendum. While the issue had previously been reserved to Westminster, new powers over the administration of elections ...
A small handful of men appeared to be in loose control of the situation, making sure the noisy prisoners crowding round the table didn't knock it over and scatter the cocaine all over the floor or treat themselves to more than their fair share. One of the inmates even laughed as he posed for one of the inmates ...
The prisoners, most of them facing many more years in prison, now await a new batch of dogs that are set to arrive Jan. 19. Inmate Marvin Poydexter, who trained a Lab-mix named Teva, talked about the value of the program. "There's never a minute you're away from the dog. … Her kennel and my cot are ...
Around 100,000 prisoners work on what are known as industry jobs -- effectively, factories inside jails -- churning out everything from food to clothes. They receive better pay -- as high as $4.90 an hour in Alaska -- though still well below minimum wage. And there's a tiny slice of the prisoner population, ...
Three former Santa Clara County correctional deputies convicted in the 2015 fatal jail-cell beating of a mentally ill inmate each was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison by a judge Friday. In June, a jury found Jereh Lubrin, 30, Matthew Farris, 28, and Rafael Rodriguez, 28, guilty of killing 31-year-old ...


 

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