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Women Prisoners 'Coerced Into Sex With Staff'
Offbeat  (tags: women, sex, prison, investigation report, UK )


- 1601 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.
Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans In Prison
Offbeat  (tags: deception, prison, innocent, tampered, lab, drugs )

Julie
- 1686 days ago - filmingcops.com
BREAKING (11/30/13): Another Chemist at Dookhan's Lab Accused of Deception, More than 180,000 Cases Need Review. SHE DID NOT GET ENOUGH PRISON TIME FOR THIS! PETITION ANYONE?
Are Cats the New Contraband Mule?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, contraband mule, prison, bizarre, crime, interesting, police )

Giana
- 1728 days ago - trutv.com
Around the world, cats are being pressed unwittingly into lives of crime. Just last week in the Moldovan town of Pruncul, a cat was caught when guards noticed it making runs between under a fence in the prison yard.
Florida Man Gets 14 Years for Dog's Beating Death With Tire Iron -JERK!
Offbeat  (tags: murder, dog, crime, prison, killer, animals )

Julie
- 1843 days ago - foxnews.com
A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for beating his employer's dog to death with a tire iron. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Kevin Koscielniak pleaded no contest to six charges, including animal cruelty
The Cat Burglar
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, cats, prison, protection )

Cher
- 2002 days ago - all-creatures.org
Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have announced that they are trying to get to the bottom of the case of the small white cat who was taken into custody while sneaking back and forth through one of the gates of the Alagoas state prison.
Florida Inmates Adopt Abandoned Dogs In New Prison Program
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, jail, prison, dogs, cats, adopt, good news, animals, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pets, protection, safety, society, unusual )

Lindsey
- 2274 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Earlier this month, a prison in southern Washington launched the "Cuddly Catz" program, a collaboration with local animal shelters aimed at giving stray cats a second chance by placing them in the temporary care of approved inmates.
In US a Dairy Farm Will Be at Prison
Offbeat  (tags: usa, prison, dairy, economy, saving )

Naoko
- 2798 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
In a struggling economy even prisons can get iventive.
Female Convicts to Mend Used Children's Clothing for Developing Countries
Offbeat  (tags: prison, female convicts, mend children's clothing, donate, rehabilitation, charity, helping others, JOICFP, Miki House, Yamaguchi, Japan, Tanzania )

Naoko
- 2829 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A prison in Yamaguchi Prefecture is looking to combine charity work with rehabilitation of its female convicts with a program to mend and donate used children's clothing to developing countries.
Tell the White House to Enact Standards to Stop Prison Rape - Sign the Petition
Offbeat  (tags: Rape, prison )

Trequl
- 2861 days ago - change.org
Speak up now to tell Holder that a year is too long to wait to address this critical issue. Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act seven years ago, and national commission issued its recommendations for standards one year ago.
Unusual Bond Heals Wounds Over Japan's WWII POWs
Offbeat  (tags: world war II, POWs, US, Japan, apology, government, trip, bond, heal, wounds, enslaved, coal mine, Bataan, Bataan Death March, prison, atrocities )

Naoko
- 2863 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Lester Tenny, 90, a former POW of WWII, had three wishes: an apology from the Japanese government, an apology from Japanese companies that enslaved the POWs, and the government-paid trip to Japan for American POWs - one of which he didn't satisfy.
Life 'Cruel and Unusual' Punishment for Teens, Court Rules
Offbeat  (tags: armed robbery, rape, kidnapping, prison, life sentence )

Lone
- 2981 days ago - cnn.com
Washington (CNN) -- Sentencing juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is "cruel and unusual" punishment, especially when their crime is not murder, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Military Expands 'Obama's Gitmo' in Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: afghanistan, prison, interesting, news )

Lone
- 2986 days ago - wired.com
The U.S. military is getting set to expand its controversial detention camp at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan -- just as new reports of a "black jail" inside the facility are surfacing. In a solicitation issued today, the U.S. military put out
Sarah's Killer Found With Her Picture In Cell
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, children, prison, killer, pictures )

Lady
- 3038 days ago - news.sky.com
The man convicted of murdering schoolgirl Sarah Payne was found with pictures of her in his cell, it has been revealed.Roy Whiting, 51, had newspaper and magazine cuttings about the eight-year-old and other young girls in his cell at Wakefield Prison
Sumter Corrections Employee Arrested
Offbeat  (tags: Corrections officer, arrested, smuggling, drugs, prison )

Lone
- 3062 days ago - myfoxorlando.com
FDLE) Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center on Wednesday arrested Sumter Correctional Institution (SCCI) employee Sara Starnes, 24, of Webster, Fla. for attempting to introduce contraband and illegal drugs into a correctional facility for monetary benefit
Woman Who Traded Kids for Pet Bird Sentenced
Offbeat  (tags: traded, children, cockatoo, unusual, women, prison )

Lone
- 3065 days ago - cbc.ca
A 52-year-old Louisiana woman who traded two children in her care for an exotic pet bird and $175 US was sentenced Monday to 30 months' hard labour after pleading guilty to two counts of sale of a minor.
 

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