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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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

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

Pakistan: Terrorists attack Dera Ismail Khan central jail

Terrorists attacked Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan Central Prison late on Monday night. Around 20 attacks were reported including rocket attacks and suicide bombs.
In the Media by Osama Motiwala

Spain's Luis Bárcenas gets the 'go to jail' card, with no bail

Madrid - According to a Spanish High Court Judge, Luis Bárcenas has failed to adequately explain the money he held in Swiss bank accounts. Spain's ruling PP party's ex-treasurer was remanded in custody without bail on Thursday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Rapper 'Fat Joe' sentenced to four months in jail

Rapper Fat Joe was handed a sentence of four months in prison, after pleading guilty to failing to pay taxes for the years 2007 to 2010.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

UK's 'Paella Prisoners': English & Spanish media stories differ

Granada - In a UK tabloid story, we can read about a British couple who were unfairly imprisoned and fined while on holiday, for refusing to pay a restaurant bill. In the Spanish media, we can read about what actually happened.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Inmate escapes prison by 'using spoon'

Moscow - A man who has been charged with two counts of murder has escaped from one of the best guarded detention centers in Russia. The man may have used a spoon to break himself out of jail.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Rapper Ja Rule released from prison

Rapper Ja Rule is now a free man, after he was released from prison earlier today after serving out his sentences for tax evasion and attempted illegal gun possession.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Inmates review prisons on Yelp (video)

Most people have heard of Yelp. The perfect website to find reviews of restaurants, hotels, shops ... in fact almost everything. And now, including prisons, jails and the inmates opinions thereof.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Wesley Snipes released from federal prison

In case you've been wondering why Wesley Snipes hasn't appeared in any movies lately, he's been in jail for tax evasion, but has finally been released.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Venezuelan prisoners open nightclub in jail with strippers, music

San Antonio - It seems it is not always a bad thing to be a prisoner in Venezuela, as inmates of a jail have recently hosted the opening of their very own nightclub, complete with a music show and strippers.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Pervert jailed after 20 years

Tina Renton was 14 when she finally told a friend about what her stepfather had been doing to her for the past eight years.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 3 comments

Chris Huhne, disgraced UK MP, and former wife jailed

London - Chris Huhne and Vicky Price were a high-flying British couple, until the old-adage that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" hit home.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou reports to jail today

Thursday, February 28 sees CIA whistleblower, John Kiriakou, report to jail to start his 30-month prison term for whistleblowing on the federal government's torture program.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Worldwide protests mark 1,000 days in prison for Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning, accused whistleblower, has been imprisoned without trial for 1,000 days. Protests, rallies, marches and performances were held in in his honor in 70 cities worldwide on February 23.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: The US continues to be first in inmate population in the world

Washington - The US has the most prisoners of any nation in the world and by far the highest incarceration rate. Although the US has just 5 percent of the world's population, it has one quarter of the global prisoner population.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 13 comments

Worst butt dial ever as Sri Lankan prisoner hides cellphone

Welikada - A prisoner at the high-security Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka tried to hide a cellphone in his rectum, during a search by the guards. All would have been fine, but the darn thing decided to ring.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Old Jail Museum — An inside view of 19th century jail in Virginia Special

Warrenton - The Old Jail Museum is located in Northern Virginia's Fauquier County. The museum is what the name implies, an old jail, one of the best preserved jails from an earlier era in the state of Virginia.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments
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Robert L Kugle is arrested after allegedly exposing himself to fellow postal worker.
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Robert L Kugle is arrested after allegedly exposing himself to fellow postal worker.
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Old Jail Museum  located in the historic district of Warrenton  Virginia.
Old Jail Museum, located in the historic district of Warrenton, Virginia.
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Wire surrounding a prison
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The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room...
The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room rounded out the Old Jail as the building was converted into a home for the full time jailer and his family to live.
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Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
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Kilmainham Gaol Prison in Dublin
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The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
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The Alcatraz prison off the California coast
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One of the former cells located in the  new  jail  built in 1823.
One of the former cells located in the "new" jail, built in 1823.
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Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779  however research later uncovered the origi...
Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779, however research later uncovered the original jail structure was built several decades later, in 1803.
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 ex...
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940 s.
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Lafourche Parish jail was built in the 1940's.
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Bars of the window in a prison
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Bars of the window in a prison
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Scales of Justice
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Scales of Justice
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San Quentin Prison
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San Quentin State Prison is a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation state prison for men
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Daniel Chong  forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
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Daniel Chong, forgotten in a San Diego prison cell.
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Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Mus...
Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Museum. Several artifacts, such as these dishes, were found during excavation projects.
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