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Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Moscow - Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Prosecutor seeks suspended jail terms for 'race assault' Chelsea fans

Paris - A French prosecutor called Tuesday for suspended jail terms of between six months and one year for four Chelsea fans accused of racist violence in the Paris metro before a Champions League match in February 2015.

Under new law, ticket scalpers who use bots can be jailed in NY

In an effort to combat the difficulty in buying tickets to events, New York has introduced a new law. The law criminalizes the use of ticket bots.

Saudi man gets 15 years for Shiite cleric support

Riyadh - A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday.

Parents may face jail if their kids are on vegan diets

In Italy, there is a proposed law that could affect parents who impose vegan diets on their kids. If passed, parents could be sentenced to jail for up to four years.

Teen may go to prison for impersonating police at Hooters

An 18-year-old from Michigan faces jail time after pleading no contest to impersonating a police officer. He did it so he could get close to Hooters waitresses on social media.

Man arrested after donut flakes test positive for meth

Orlando - Police in Orlando pulled a man over and found what they didn't know was donut flakes in his car. They tested it, and it came back as methamphetamine. As a result, the man was arrested and taken to jail.

Man faces life in prison for stealing candy

New Orleans - Thieves beware. Mandatory sentencing laws across the United States mean that you could end up spending the rest of your life behind bars over a petty crime, like stealing candy.

FacePalm Friday: YouTuber jailed for bomb hoax prank

London - A popular prankster on YouTube was arrested and jailed after he was convicted of bomb hoaxes and mock robberies in London.

Egyptian court gives man jailtime for comments about wives

Over the weekend, a popular Facebook user was sentenced to three years in prison after he asserted that many women in Egypt were unfaithful.

UFC fighter Jon Jones avoids jail time by pleading guilty

Albuquerque - On Tuesday, Ex-UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Rwanda rape victims jailed for abortion

Two advocacy groups said that almost one in four women in a number of jails in Rwanda are serving time for illegal abortions, and many of them are rape survivors.

Jailhouse death of US black woman ruled suicide

Chicago - The controversial death of a black woman in a Texas jail was ruled a suicide after an autopsy found no signs of foul play, prosecutors said Thursday.

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging

Beijing on Thursday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours.

Woman who died in U.S. jail victim of officer's 'ego': Family

Chicago - A black woman who died in a Texas jail under suspicious circumstances was there only because she hurt the "ego" of an overzealous police officer, her family alleged Wednesday.

Alabama jail forced to release prisoners after it ran out of food

Fairfield - If you can't feed em, set em free. An Alabama jail was forced to release some prisoners in its care after running out of food. The released were guilty of committing only minor crimes.

Indian mob lynches alleged rapist: New facts emerge [Video]

Dimapur - Footage has emerged showing the moment that a mob broke through the gates of Dimapur Central Jail in the state of Nagaland, northeast India, overpowered security personnel and dragged out of jail a man accused of raping a student at a women's college.

Garbage collector jailed for starting work too early

Atlanta - Kevin McGill is a sanitation worker in an Atlanta suburb, and he was sentenced to jail because he started work too early.

Woman who stole and euthanized dog gets jail time

On Friday, a woman from Pennsylvania was sentenced to jail for stealing her neighbor's dog and paying to have it euthanized.

WhatsApp 'revenge porn' man sentenced to 12 weeks in jail

On Friday, a 21-year-old man may be the first person in the United Kingdom to be jailed for posting revenge porn on the WhatsApp messaging service.

Puppy rapist sentenced to 5 years in jail

Daytona Beach - On Friday, James Guy Bull, 62, was convicted of fondling and raping his eight-month-old puppy. He will now spend five years in a Florida prison.

Teen faces prison time for simulating oral sex with Jesus statue

Everett - A 14-year-old boy from Everett, Pennsylvania, stood in front of a Jesus statue and simulated oral sex with its face. He now faces up to two years in jail.

Rome man begs police to take him to jail due to house arrest hell

Rome - It seems house arrest isn't quite what it's cut out to be. A 37-year-old Italian man has begged the Rome police to put him in jail, after suffering nearly three months of constant fighting with his wife while under house arrest.

Wild ginseng poacher heads to jail as Feds crack down

Bryson City - Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, North Carolina was broke and quite simply just trying to make a living. Unfortunately he chose to continue to illegally poach wild ginseng, putting the species at risk, despite several arrests and warnings.

Woman allegedly stole bottle of wine to see jailed boyfriend

Cedar Park - A woman from Cedar Park, Texas, allegedly stole a bottle of wine that cost about $4, because she wanted to get arrested so she could see her boyfriend, who was in jail.

Photo Essay: Among the ruins of Bodmin Jail Special

Bodmin - Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Recently Digital Journal paid a visit.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

Video: The U.S. national prison problem

We hear a lot of talk about the United States prison system not being up to par with the rest of the world. This article is a collection of evidence that the problem exists and the factors that contribute to it.

Man to serve 3 months in jail for smuggling dinosaur skeleton

A Virginia fossils dealer was sentenced to three months in prison for smuggling a Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia.

Man slapped and killed teen daughter, only gets 60 days jail time

Longueuil - A Quebec man is given the sentence of 60 days in jail after raising his hand to his teenage daughter and subsequently ending her life.
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Daniel Chong, forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
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Robert L Kugle is arrested after allegedly exposing himself to fellow postal worker.
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The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
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Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940's.
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