Prison Rights: Scotland Is About To Ban Inmates From Smoking

A 2015 survey found that 72 percent of prisoners smoked, more than three times the proportion of the general population......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJul 17th, 2017

Letters: No justification

'Extra-judicial' killing of eight inmates, who "escaped" from a high-security prison in Bhopal shows India's human rights record in poor light.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 1st, 2016

Israel Must Release 16-Year-Old Girl Who Faces 10 Years In Prison, Amnesty Says

“Nothing that Ahed Tamimi has done can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old girl," the rights group said......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 15th, 2018

Florida Inmates To Strike Against "Prison Slavery" and Inhumane Conditions on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several protests demanding pay for inmate labor and denouncing "inhumane" conditions have been planned at prisons and Florida Department of Corrections offices in Tallahassee and Miami......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 15th, 2018

White Supremacist Gang Leader Slain by Fellow Inmates in Exercise Yard at Folsom Prison

Devlin “Gazoo” Stringfellow, 48, started the Public Enemy Number 1 racist skinhead street gang......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 13th, 2018

Jared Kushner, Whose Father Was Jailed, Has a Plan to Overhaul America"s Prison System

Kushner has been hosting meetings with former inmates, faith leaders, Congress members, and prison experts......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 10th, 2018

Charged With Journalism: Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years in Myanmar Prison

Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two Reuters reporters under archaic, colonial-era secrecy laws as criticism grew over the restriction of press freedoms and civil rights in the country under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 10th, 2018

Prisoners Use Smuggled Phones And Drones, But Justice Department Plans To Jam Airwaves

The federal prison system will test new technology next week in an attempt to block smuggled cellphones used by inmates behind bars, the Department of Justice said Monday......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 8th, 2018

Civil Rights Book Banned In New Jersey Prisons, Along With Field and Stream, Wired And Popular Science

The renowned book, “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander, is not allowed in two New Jersey state prisons, according to prison documents obtained by the ACLU of New Jersey and released Monday......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 8th, 2018

Peru"s President Grants Pardon to Alberto Fujimori

Peru’s president granted a humanitarian pardon to the former strongman, who was serving a 25-year prison sentence for human-rights abuses and corruption during his authoritarian regime in the 1990s......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 25th, 2017

Bombshell Report Reveals Up To 30% Of Federal Inmates Are Illegal Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its findings on the immigration status of federal prison inmates, as mandated in a controversial Executive Order signed during.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 22nd, 2017

A US citizen is on the run after busting out of jail in Bali

Thomson Reuters A US citizen escaped a jail on Monday by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling in the second breakout of foreign inmates at that prison this ye.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 11th, 2017

Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books. No ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ for Inmates.

Inmates are barred from reading titles from best-selling publications to the obscure because they run afoul of prison guidelines, like having graphic sexual content......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytDec 7th, 2017

Prison Abuse: Prison Guards Who Torture Inmates Can"t Be Sued Because of Legal Loophole Called Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine, formed by a gradual accumulation of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, that protects government employees from financial judgments......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 29th, 2017

Majority of Texans players kneel during national anthem after owner"s comment about "inmates running the prison"

Many Houston Texans players knelt on Sunday after team owner Bob McNair made a controversial comment over national anthem protests. McNair referred to the need to stop anthem protests .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 29th, 2017

Houston Texans players reportedly wanted to stage a walkout after team owner Bob McNair compared NFL players to "inmates running the prison"

Thomas B. Shea/Getty Houston Texans owner Bob McNair drew criticism for saying during a meeting over national anthem protests in the NFL, "We can't have the inmates runn.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2017

Texans owner Bob McNair facing backlash for saying NFL can"t have "inmates running the prison" about national anthem protests

Texans owner Bob McNair facing backlash for saying NFL can"t have "inmates running the prison" about national anthem protests.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 27th, 2017

The "underwear bomber" to sue government over restricting his rights in prison

A man who tried to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas day is suing the government for imprisoning him. He says being cut off from the outsid.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 20th, 2017

Dentist couple Talwars to visit Dasna Jail every 15 days to check inmates

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar had helped revive the near 'defunct' dental department at the prison hospital, a jail official said.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 15th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Texas Prison Inmates Raise $53,000 For Victims

Prison inmates in Texas have raised $53,000 to give Hurricane Harvey victims......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 14th, 2017

Prison Break Live Updates: Pasquotank Correctional Institute Inmates See Multiple Injuries As Chaos Breaks Out

Prisoners set a fire inside the prison, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 12th, 2017