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Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak

Donetsk - Just hours after he bust out of a high-security prison as it was rocked by mortar blasts in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, Natalya Nikitenko drove her son right back to jail."He himself said that he had to return so it wouldn't count as escaping.
In the Media by Anna Malpas (AFP)

Armed commandos storm Haitian prison, free numerous inmates

Croix Des Bouquets - An undetermined number of prison inmates are on the loose after heavily armed men attacked Haiti's Croix-des-Bouquets prison.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

Port-au-prince - A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose, police said.The escape came after a mutiny erupted in the jail, a spokesman for Haiti's national police said."It was a spectacular escape.
In the Media by AFP

Irish drug smuggler in Peru set for switch to N. Ireland jail

Lima - Peruvian authorities have accepted a request to transfer an Irish woman jailed for attempted cocaine smuggling to a prison back home in Northern Ireland, her lawyer said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Drone crashes in Dublin prison

London - An investigation was launched Wednesday after a remote-controlled helicopter, suspected to be carrying drugs, crash-landed in an exercise yard at one of Dublin's largest prisons.
In the Media by AFP

Florida inmates smuggle gun into prison to shoot themselves

Lake City - To paraphrase the poet Robert Burns, "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Two Florida inmates can testify to that as an elaborate scheme to get their sentences reduced by shooting each other was a bust.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Liberia's Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda

London - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has formally applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, saying his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights, his lawyer said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Liberia's Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda

London - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Sudan death row 'apostate' mother unchained: lawyer

Khartoum - Sudanese jailers removed the chains from a Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy after she gave birth in prison last month, one of her lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Florida jail explosion kills two inmates, injures dozens

Miami - At least two inmates were killed and more than 100 people injured when an apparent explosion destroyed part of a jail in the southern US state of Florida, officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Review: Thompson exposes prison brutality in new show's Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Judith Thompson's new solo show “Watching Glory Die” is a brutal, unsentimental tragedy of a teenage girl's mental and psychological decline in juvenile-detention centres. What it lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in honest, righteous passion.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies at 79

Danbury - Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder, who became a minister after serving time in prison for his role in the scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974, has died.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Brazil inmates free hostages after prison standoff

Bras - Inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil, who had taken four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage during a riot, released all the captives Sunday, officials said.
In the Media by Moises Avila (AFP)

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Bras - Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Florida jail explosion kills two inmates, injures dozens

Miami - At least two inmates were killed and more than 100 people injured when an apparent explosion destroyed part of a jail in the southern US state of Florida, officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Greek prison guards charged with torturing inmate to death

Thessalon - Greek prosecutors have charged seven more prison guards suspected of having tortured an inmate to death, bringing the number of defendants to 15, a judicial source said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Man leaves prison after 15 years, and robs same New Jersey store

Police say that after a man served 15 years in prison for robbing a store, he went right back to the same place and robbed it again.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Pussy Riot members burned and bruised in McDonald's attack

Moscow - Two members of Pussy Riot were left with chemical burns and head injuries after they were attacked by youths in a branch of McDonald's, the group said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Former Black Panther leader freed after 44 years in prison

Baltimore - Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway was freed Tuesday after spending 44 years in prison for killing a Baltimore police officer.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Letter trick spells freedom from Afghan jail for 12 Taliban

Kandahar - A dozen Taliban fighters walked out of jail in southern Afghanistan thanks to a trick in which their names were added to a letter listing prisoners who had completed their sentences, officials said Sunday.The 12 men escaped from Kandahar city jail abou...
In the Media by AFP

The hidden military fortress found underneath Alcatraz

Researchers have found a hidden military fortress, thought to have been destroyed previously, beneath the former Alcatraz Prison, where notable prisoners, such as Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Mickey Cohen were once imprisoned.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Dogs ripped kids to pieces in N.Korean camp: ex-guard

Geneva - Ahn Myong-Chol witnessed many horrors as a North Korean prison camp guard, but few haunt him like the image of guard dogs attacking school children and tearing them to pieces.Ahn, who worked as a prison camp guard for eight years until he fled the coun...
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP) - 2 comments

Pakistani prisoner found hanging in Indian Kashmir jail

Srinagar - A Pakistani prisoner who was arrested by authorities in India for trespassing more than two years ago has been found hanging inside a jail in Indian Kashmir, an official said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

2 of the Waterkloof Four re-arrested for partying in prison

Two of the Waterkloof Four have been re-arrested following a video they recorded in prison. In the video it appears they have smuggled alcohol into their cell, are partying, and looking hot for the camera.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 2 comments

Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games to alleviate his "torture"-like living conditions, in a letter received by AFP Friday.The right-wing extremist -- who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

14 'mostly Qaeda' inmates flee Yemen jail after attack

Sanaa - Fourteen inmates, mostly from Al-Qaeda, managed to escape from the central prison in Yemen's capital Thursday when gunmen launched a deadly assault on the facility, officials said.Seven policemen and three gunmen were killed, according to the interior ...
In the Media by AFP

Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests

Kabul - Afghanistan released 65 alleged Taliban fighters from jail on Thursday despite condemnation from the United States, which says the men could return to the battlefield to launch strikes against NATO and Afghan forces.The release of detainees from Bagram...
In the Media by AFP

Thousands of innocent Russians in jail: Prosecutor-general

Moscow - Thousands of Russians are jailed every year for crimes they did not commit, the country's prosecutor-general said Wednesday."Over the past three years, 14,261 people have been unlawfully prosecuted," Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika told legislators, the...
In the Media by AFP
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