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Society & Culture  (tags: Abuse, baby, prison, injustice )

- 1913 days ago -
A Fredericksburg man who beat a baby boy nearly to death for no apparent reason was ordered yesterday to serve nine years in prison. Sentenced to 23 yrs with 14 yrs suspended!!!!!
No More Censorship to Protect Prison Profiteers!
Society & Culture  (tags: Prison )

- 2035 days ago -
ACUTE MENTAL PATIENTS are being dismissed from hospitals and not given continued treatment so they can help make money for private prisons, comprising 1.25 million of today's 2.3 millions Americans behind bars, costing taxpayers $185 BILLION annually. To
Man Who Caused Fatal Crash Killed In Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, murder, prison, violence, revenge )

- 2170 days ago -
An inmate serving a 79-year sentence for a fatal car crash that killed five people died Tuesday night after he was beaten by a fellow prisoner who guards said was avenging the motor vehicle deaths.
Escaped Molester Sent Back To Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, safety, law, prison, jail, crime, child molester, judge, escaped, children )

- 2283 days ago -
Judge gives no leniency as Roy Kresel, 30, faces him after ditching work-release program.Roy Kresel, previously found guilty of child molesting, will go back to prison for two years on Class D felony escape. In addition, the remaining six years.
ON THIS DAY - 2004: Serial Killer Shipman Found Hanged
Society & Culture  (tags: england, killer, murder, doctor, gp, shipman, suicide, prison, serial killer )

- 2291 days ago -
Harold Shipman, the former GP who is believed to have killed more than 200 people, has been found dead in his prison cell. He was found hanging by a bed sheet strung around the bars of his cell at Wakefield Prison at 0620 GMT. Prison staff tried to
A Christmas Cage By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Society & Culture  (tags: prison-industrial complex, racism, justice, freedom, jail, prison, Mumia Abu-Jamal )

- 2309 days ago -
After recovering from his gunshot wound and surgery , Mumia Abu-Jamal wrote "A Christmas Cage." in Philadelphia's Community newspaper (February 1982). He describes his beatings by police on the day of his Dec. 9, 1981 arrest and continued mistreatment.
Increase in Inmates Opens Door to Private Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, prisons, america, american, usa, over-crowded, private prison, government, revenue, californiarights, law, freedoms, ethics, family, children, activists, americans, government, society )

- 2393 days ago -
The nation's big private prison companies like it too. Having long lusted after a share of California's 173,000-inmate population, they now foresee a steady stream of business.
Inmate Advocates Call for Independent Oversight
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, inmates, prison, abuse, corruption, reform, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, law, police, politics )

- 2410 days ago -
"There (ought) to be independent oversight," Ross said. Advocates say they receive a steady stream of letters from inmates alleging abuse by corrections ...
Iowa Prisons Lag in Treating Sex Offenders
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, sex offenders, jail, prison )

- 2419 days ago -
Iowa's prison system is trying to cope with more than 600 convicted sex offenders on waiting lists to receive sex offender treatment
Trailer Life for Sex Offender Leaving Calif. Hospital
Society & Culture  (tags: child, crime, law, sex offender, prison, jail, sexual abuse, violence )

- 2425 days ago -
A sexually violent predator at Atascadero State Hospital will live in a trailer near the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Unable to find a home for Frederick Hoffman after a yearlong search, it was determined a trailer on county land would have to do.
Rockefeller Law Victim Turned Activist Veronica Flournoy Dead at 39
Society & Culture  (tags: stopthedrugwar!, activists, Rockefeller laws, unjust, cancer, health, inmates, prison, drug law reform, politicians, lies, deceit, corruption, children, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, law, media, money, police, politics, rights, safety )

- 2432 days ago -
Prison opened Flournoy's eyes to the injustice of the drug war, and she never forgot her fellow prisoners. Flournoy participated in rallies designed to pressure polticians to undo the Rockefeller laws and even consented to using her terminal illness in...
Quake Allows Mass Prison Breakout | NEWS.Com.Au
Society & Culture  (tags: peru, prison, jail, earthquake, prisoners, inmates, Tambo de Mora, escape )

- 2439 days ago -
AS Peru's powerful earthquake brought down their prison's walls and lights, 66 guards could only watch helplessly while nearly 700 inmates escaped into the night. The Chincha Prison, located in the town of Tambo de Mora, held many hardened criminals,
Care2 Mother Fights on Over Prison Care
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, Human Rights, courts, 60 minutes )

- 2483 days ago -
Souders, a mentally ill inmate serving one to four years for shoplifting, died of heat and thirst last August at a state prison in Jackson, after spending most of his last four days strapped down in a hot cell, naked and soaked in his own urine.

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