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Dozens of wheelchair users participated in a race in Gaza City yesterday to show solidarity with sick or wounded Palestinians in prison, the Palestinian Information Centre reported. Organised by the Wa'ed Society for Detainees and Ex-Detainees and Al-Salam Sports Club for People with Disability, the ...
"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw from Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay." Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, adding, "We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term." Is the U.S. indeed in the ... War

"A team of detectives have launched a manhunt for three sentenced prisoners who escaped at the Johannesburg High Court after they had been sentenced to four life imprisonment each. "The prisoners had been convicted and sentenced for the murder of a family at Lawley during August 2016. "A ...
In a statement, CSSI Commissioner Francis Haisoma said the early release of the prisoner was the result of "human error". "CCSI have policies and procedures in place for discharge of prisoners," the statement said. "The prisoner was release[d] early due to wrong calculation of his release date.".
The front gate of the Wynne Unit is shown Monday, March 26, 2012, in Huntsville. The Wynne Unit is the home to several Texas Correctional Industries plants, which provide a variety of goods for use throughout ... more. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle. Image 2 of 40. >> See which Texas ...

Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen political prisoners. The amnesty, announced Tuesday, coincided with Myanmar's traditional New Year. It was granted to 8,490 Myanmar citizens and 51 foreigners. A statement ...
More recently, an inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February. The deaths at Lee are the most in any South Carolina prison in recent years. Four inmates were killed last year by a pair of prisoners at Kirkland Correctional Institution. Gov. money
"As we continue to pay tribute to and affirm our support of all former and current Palestinian prisoners within Israeli jails, we are reminded of their steadfastness and unbreakable commitment to independence and justice in the face of the belligerent military occupier's willful breach and devaluation of ...
But as she sang in clear tones in front of an audience of 3,000 people in Jerusalem on Sunday night, it was easy to imagine the nine-year-old Nazi concentration camp prisoner she was once was. Bar-On performed a song she committed to memory more than seven decades earlier in Theresienstadt ... Europe music
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections says it has reported the death of a prisoner to the Office of the Maine Attorney General and Maine State Police. The corrections department says 48-year-old Jeremiah Young died at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday at Maine State Prison in Warren ... Europe music
However, the city ultimately decided the San Antonio Police Department, Park police and Airport police will continue processing prisoners at the current building at 401 S. Frio Street. "My view, I think it's a mistake for them not doing it," said Wolff. Officials attending the tour said the city's decision will cause ... Europe music
A few of them were knitting covers for their water cooler to prevent dust, and also designing covers for the Qur'an. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa prison service is quite flexible in allowing women prisoners to make these handicrafts. Some prisoners see this activity as something to pass the time, while some do it ... Europe music
Jailed rapper Meek Mill has spoken out from prison, telling Page Six he is a “political prisoner,” a victim of a flawed criminal justice system that keeps black men in jail for crimes they didn't commit. In 2008 Meek was convicted on gun and drug charges in Philadelphia, with police claiming he sold crack ... Europe music
A corrections officer has been accused of smuggling drugs to prisoners at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix and later using the cash he made to gamble in Atlantic City. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced today that Paul Anton Wright, 32, of Berlin, has been charged with accepting bribes. In 2015 ... Europe music
To the researchers' knowledge, this is the first study to show that opioid medication treatment can improve HIV suppression among released prisoners and jail detainees. The findings, published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, should inform guidelines for treating prisoners with ... Europe music
Dr Szifris said her findings suggested the classes could "increase empathy, decrease distress, improve trust and encourage self-reflection" among prisoners. In one case, she said, a prisoner had written to her to say that he had used utilitarian arguments in a disagreement over a fish tank, where too many ... Europe music

The president of Sudan has ordered the release of dozens of political prisoners, the state-run news agency Suna reported on Tuesday, an action that appeared intended to mollify human-rights critics. The decision seemed to be a concession by the president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power in ... Europe music
“Certainly there is an occasional success story, but when virtually every prisoner in America is eligible for Pell grants, national priorities and taxpayers lose.” Gordon, who introduced the 1994 ban, now says he was responding to rampant fraud among higher education providers. Too often, he said, for-profit ... Europe music
The prisoner who escaped from immigration officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this week was captured halfway across the country on Friday. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official confirmed Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke was taken into custody in Chicago Friday afternoon. Europe music
We are locked down on a modified housing type of schedule, even though we are Level 3 mental health prisoners in General Population. We do not have proper access to our mental health providers, as a lot of our referrals disappear, and when we keep asking Mr. Ingram to please allow us to speak with ... Europe music
The gathering in question was a welcome party for recently released prisoners in the capital of Amhara regional state, Bahir Dar. Aside Nega, others picked up during the gathering were, Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalist Temesgen Desalegn and bloggers Befeqadu ... Europe music
It may seem like a cruel April Fool's joke, but Missouri prisoners will wake up this April 1 to news they can no longer smoke. Missouri's Department of Corrections has been working for months to avoid a potential Easter rebellion. Smoke-free Missouri prisons are required after a prisoner who was originally ... Europe music
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The popularity of Thai period TV series Love Destiny has jokingly been said to empty the normally congested roads on the days it broadcast. Now it gets to be aired in prison at the plea of inmates. Krit Krasaethip, chief of the Bangkok Remand Prison, said ... Europe music
But a bill signed by Governor Scott could better prepare prisoners for the job market, by allowing the Florida Department of Corrections to partner with local school districts and the Florida College system to provide some prisoners with vocational training and post-secondary education. “One of the biggest ... Europe music
Pope Francis washed prisoners' feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to ... "For me, visiting the sick, going into prison, making the prisoner feel that he can have hope of rehabilitation, that is the preaching of the Church," said ... Europe music
IRPT members describe Manonov as a political prisoner – a subject on which western parliaments and NGOs hold hearings, make statements and run public campaigns. These advocacy efforts, with various degrees of success, help release political prisoners or improve their incarceration conditions. Europe music
A week-long photo exhibition being held next month will aim to shed light on the everyday lives of inmates of Japanese prisons and promote public awareness about the challenges the country's criminal justice system faces. Around 60 photos, which were taken by six photography majors at Tokyo ... Europe music
Rioting and a fire at a police station in the the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo State, have left 68 people dead, government officials say. Chief State Prosecutor Tarek Saab said an investigation into what had happened would begin immediately. The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to ... Europe music
Prisoners must not be denied parole because they don't have enough money to compensate their victims, the Supreme Court ruled in a precedent-setting decision on Tuesday. The 2-1 ruling said that if a prisoner meets the other criteria for early release, his parole cannot be conditioned on compensation ... Europe music
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities continued their search for a prisoner they say escaped custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport, slipping away from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents late Tuesday. State trooper armed with rifles were stationed outside Terminal 4 ... Europe music
The US Department of Justice is investigating whether Massachusetts prison officials are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing incoming inmates who had been taking medications for addiction to stop the drugs once behind bars. US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling revealed the investigation in a ... Europe music
At the end of the Mass, a prisoner publicly thanked Pope Francis for his visit and said the inmates would try to do, at least symbolically, what he recommended at his general audience at the Vatican the day before: celebrate Easter by splashing water on their eyes to look at the world with fresh eyes. Europe music
“Abiy's new government must start by releasing all prisoners of conscience and reforming or repealing all repressive laws, including the draconian Anti-Terrorism Proclamation and the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Proclamation, which have played a significant role in rolling back the human rights gains ... Europe music
In a 2-1 opinion, the court ruled that a 1999 amendment that excluded prisoners from coverage under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional. The ruling means a lawsuit brought by hundreds of state prisoners who allege they were sexually abused by older inmates while held in state prisons ... Europe music
Now, nearly a year and a half later, the White House has declared that reducing recidivism and improving prisoner education is a top priority — echoing some of the very policies it helped dismantle. This whiplash approach to federal prison policy reflects the tension between Jared Kushner, the president's ... Europe music
Instead, the survey shows, many Kenyans have become prisoners of these systems, in some instances borrowing to gamble or settle previous debts. The study says about 6.5 million Kenyans are digital borrowers with 31 per cent taking the cash to try their luck in betting. Sixteen per cent of Kenyans have ... Europe music
Dozens of prisoners are let out of jail to take driving lessons. If inmates cannot find the funds for driving lessons the cost is met by taxpayers or charities which can help them with a £350 grant. Share; Comments. By. Dan Warburton. Matthew Davis. 23:47, 24 MAR 2018. News. Many prisoners are let out of low-security open ... Europe music
Early this year, a 53-year-old Oregon woman died of complications of influenza. She wasn't the only Oregonian to die, but she was the only person being held in one of the state's 14 prisons to die. Tina Ferri hadn't had an influenza vaccine, according to the Willamette Week newspaper. That doesn't make ... Europe music
An outspoken inmate at the state's largest prison has gone on a hunger strike after he was sent to solitary confinement for amassing large amounts of bottled water, which he intended to distribute to fellow inmates, prisoner advocates said. In response to longstanding concerns about MCI-Norfolk's routinely ... Europe music
The companies are usually paid per prisoner per mile, giving them incentive to pack the vans and take as few breaks as possible. Crashes have killed a dozen prisoners and guards. Operating primarily across the South and Midwest, guards travel up to weeks at a time along circuitous routes, typically ... Europe music
"Being able to get the voices of prisoners out there and heard, in a good way, is something that is phenomenal, something that needs to be done, needs to be done more often," Oakdale inmate Josh Lusch told CNN affiliate KWWL. "This is getting to a segment of the population that probably doesn't think ... Europe music
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pardoned up to 3,000 prisoners, in a move that could help ease overcrowding in the country's penal facilities. All women, except those with life sentences, and all juvenile prisoners under the age of 18 were granted amnesty, the Zimbabwe Prisons and ... Europe music
Six prisoners have killed themselves in less than two years at one of the country's most notorious jails, as inspectors find inmates are plagued by deteriorating standards and “severe overcrowding”. A damning report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons deemed HMP Leeds to be one of the most seriously ... Europe music
As Bloomberg reports, nearly one in five women in prison is 65 or older. These elderly women commit minor crimes in order to escape poverty and solitude. Often, women are repeat offenders so that they can return to prison once they are released. To serve this group, the government is constructing prison ... Europe music
“Every tablet will be equipped with free education ... enabling mass education of incarcerated individuals through the use of technology. Incarcerated individuals can enroll to earn college credits ... or simply refine their math skills or learn a new skill,” Trombetta said. Once a prisoner is released, he or she ... Europe music
BATON ROUGE — The state parole board voted Thursday to deny a temporary medical furlough Thursday to one of the first prisoners to be considered since a law creating the program took effect in November. Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said the parole board voted unanimously ... Europe music
Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore said that the latest move would improve the health of both staff and prisoners. 'We will be supporting the prisoner population by offering increased smoking cessation and alternative support services in the run-up to and after the smoke-free date,' she said. 'Further to the ... Europe music
Burundi has made strides in prisoner rehabilitation to prevent violence. Now the government is setting up a plan for reintegration of these freed prisoners back into society. “The fact that juvenile delinquents were liberated massively and infants who were with their mothers were released is also a sign that ... Europe music
Seven prisoners were killed and 25 people were wounded when more than 2,300 police officers raided Bolivia's notorious Palmasola prison. Police were searching for weapons and other contraband on Wednesday during the raid on the facility that prisoners largely control, sparking a gun battle with the ... Europe music


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