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Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 2 comments

French crook continues the con from behind bars

Lannemezan - A criminal, locked up in a prison cell in the south-western French town of Lannemezan, managed to continue his life of crime, despite being behind bars. However, once he was found out, he had literally nowhere to go.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

L.A. County deputies arrested for prisoner abuse

Eighteen L.A. sheriffs deputies face charges of prisoner abuse, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice in an ongoing FBI jail abuse investigation.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

French prisoners doing the Harlem Shake launches probe (videos)

Just when you thought the whole Harlem Shake craze was over, videos have appeared on YouTube. One of them shows French prison inmates enthusiastically doing the dance. Authorities are investigating how this could have possibly happened.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Louisiana lawmaker wants to defund library in favor of new jail

Come Saturday, members of a southern Louisiana community of 97,000 known as Lafourche Parish will vote on a controversial ballot proposal aiming to reallocate $800,000 a year from the local library budget to the funding of a new $25 million jail.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Lafourche Parish to vote on funding jail with library money

Given the choice, would voters opt for a new 600-bed jailhouse, or vote to keep funds in a library system that has been well-managed for years? That question has been put on the ballot in one Louisiana parish today, and the outcome will be interesting.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30

Paris - In protest against the Russian detention of 28 activists and 2 journalists, a Greenpeace activist staged a solo, 2-hour protest by hanging from a tent suspended from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Portuguese man holds up bank for prison bed in crisis-hit Lisbon

Lisbon - Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, some prisoners are renouncing their rights to parole, preferring to stay in jail rather than be homeless and left living on the streets. Some are even committing crimes just to get back into prison.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Man shoots arrow wrapped with pot at jail

A man from Bellingham wrapped up a bag of pot around an arrow and then fired it at the Whatcom Jail on Tuesday morning, August 27.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Forgotten student in jail cell reaches settlement with DEA

San Diego - Back in April 2012, a young Californian college student, Daniel Chong, was left handcuffed and forgotten in a federal holding cell for four days with no food or water. He has now agreed to a $4.1 million settlement over the incident.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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