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Op-Ed: Many Americans in prison due to weak job market, tough hiring

Why are so many Americans in prison? Many factors are to blame, but one thing that likely keeps offenders returning to lockup is the new, weaker economy that makes it tougher for one-time offenders to find decent jobs.

Op-Ed: Activists wonder if four confined women are still alive

Riyadh - While President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia to mourn the passing of a King Abdullah, four of the king's imprisoned daughters have disappeared off social media, and activists are concerned the women have passed on.

Bahraini boy sentenced to 5 years in prison

Bahrain’s criminal court has sentenced a 15-year-old boy named Hossein al-Havaj to five years in prison, for simply igniting a trashcan on fire, reported the Mer’at al-Bahrain news agency.

Alleged US Army document: Re-education camps aimed at activists?

A U.S. military document has been uncovered which seems to detail a U.S. Army plan for detaining "political activists" at re-education camps. These camps would be staffed by military-hired "PSYOP" officers in both the U.S.A. and overseas.

Op-Ed: 'Crooked Immigration Bill' C-35 Creates New Cartel, New Criminals Special

Ottawa - Touted as the “Crooked Immigration Consultant Bill,” Bill C-35 to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act had no opposition passing through Parliament.

13-year-old is youngest in the world to face life without parole

Pittsburgh - Jordan Brown, a 13-year-old Pennsylvania resident, allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman when he was 11, and is the world's youngest person to face life in prison without parole.

Former NASCAR driver charged in attempted rape

San Clemente - James Neal, a former NASCAR driver who had just been sentenced on a misdemeanor felony evasion while driving recklessly, was arrested again just hours later for suspicion of attempted rape, burglary and false imprisonment in Orange County California.

Op-Ed: Domestic Violence - Can It Be Prevented?

Every year there is an estimated 1.3 million women who are victims of domestic violence. Meaning one in four will suffer at the hands of an abuser. Around 835,000 men also experience domestic violence from their domestic partners.

Last Argentine dictator sentenced to prison for 25 years

Buenos Aires - Argentina's last dictator between 1976 and 1983 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for committing human rights abuses during his military rule.
 

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