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Why Does the US Still Have 'Debtors' Prisons'?
Offbeat  (tags: Debt, Prison, USA )

- 384 days ago -
Four in 10 Americans wouldn't have money to cover a $400 (£290) fine - so many serve time in jail instead.
Looking At The Face In The Mirror   video
Offbeat  (tags: mirror, Kris Caudilla, don't drink and drive, prison, driving drunk )

- 979 days ago -
Watch it explains itself. If one life was saved it was worth posting.
China Toughens Laws on Eating Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: China, law, endangered, animals, prison )

- 1042 days ago -
The revised law concerns the purchase, production and selling of state-protected wild animals and their derived product
Poetry Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!
Offbeat  (tags: poetry, poet, tattoo, penis, detained, convicted, released, prison )

- 1090 days ago -
A Burmese man detained for publishing a poem on about having a tattoo of the former president on his penis said he was released after being convicted of defamation and sentenced to time already served in prison.
Would You Want to Live in BritainâEUR(TM)s Most Haunted House?
Offbeat  (tags: Prison, medieval, satanic goat, haunted, ghosts, UK )

- 1203 days ago -
A house claiming to be Britain's most haunted has been put up for sale for £180,000 by its female owner who has been left traumatised by the ghost of a satanic goat.
BBC 100 Women: The Fearless Nun Inside 'Hell on Earth'
Offbeat  (tags: fearless nun, prison, hell on earth, Venezuela )

- 1266 days ago -
For more than 17 years, a Catholic nun named Neyda Rojas has been serving God in a place that many describe as hell on earth - a Venezuelan prison.
Hatched in Prison: The Art of Gil Batle
Offbeat  (tags: Outsider art, prison )

- 1277 days ago -
Gil Batle spent in and out of prisons over 20 years and is a self-taught artist.. He recounts the murderers, drug dealers, and armed robbers whose stories he now recounts in minutely carved detail on fragile ostrich egg shells.
Sending Cats to Prison: A Win-Win
Offbeat  (tags: cats, prison, rehabilitating )

- 1279 days ago -
Inmates at the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women, near Belfair in Mason County, are rehabilitating 10 stray cats until they are ready to be adopted by the public.
MASK the Asylum Issue - Chauncey Peltier
Offbeat  (tags: free, Leonard Peltier, interview, Chauncey Peltier, crime, ethics, government, wrongfully accused, prison, campaign for fathers release )

- 1312 days ago -
American Indian activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully charged with the murder of two FBI agents in 1977, and has been imprisoned ever since. His son Chauncey Peltier spoke with us about his fatherâEUR(TM)s case and the determined campaign for his release.
It's All Gone Pete Tong! Top DJs Perform at Jail Owned By the Queen Which Has Been Converted Into a Rave Club
Offbeat  (tags: Prison, HMP, palace, queen, djs, pete tong )

- 1372 days ago -
The Queen has become the unlikely landlady of a nightclub in a disused prison, after it was emptied of inmates at huge public cost. All-night raves are held regularly at the venue within the walls of Lancaster Castle, giving a new meaning to the phrase
They Put Prison Inmates In Charge Of Caring For Shelter Dogs, And The Results Are So Inspiring.
Offbeat  (tags: correction facility, prison, dogs, foster care, animals, culture, dogs, goodnews, humans, off-beat, society, unusual )

- 1572 days ago -
VIDEO: An inspiring documentary titled Dogs on the Inside shares the journey of prison inmates and neglected and abused shelter dogs at a Massachusetts correctional facility.
Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Sentenced to 91 Lashes, Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, whipping, prison, dancing, Islam, religion )

- 1704 days ago -
Iran's latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit "Happy" and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad
Women Prisoners 'Coerced Into Sex With Staff'
Offbeat  (tags: women, sex, prison, investigation report, UK )

- 1909 days ago -
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 )

- 1994 days ago -
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 )

- 2036 days ago -
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.

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