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North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust Survivor
“There is not a comparable situation anywhere in the world, past or present,” another expert said.
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Charles Manson Reportedly Hospitalized, In Deteriorating Condition
The infamous mass murderer is serving a life sentence in a California prison.
Corcoran State Prison
Masturbating Inmates Are A 'Traumatizing' Daily Problem For Female Lawyers In This Jail
The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment.
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Nurse Barred From Jail After Allegedly Performing Exorcism On Inmate
The inmate, who allegedly received the exorcism instead of medical help, later died.
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Aerial Images Reveal North Korea's Secret Network Of Prisons And 'Re-Education' Camps
A new report sheds light on the regime's “system of arbitrary detention and severe repression.”
Courtesy of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
McCain Calls Out Draft Dodging
Sen. John McCain took subtle aim at President Donald Trump in an interview about the Vietnam War, calling out wealthy draft-dodgers who get bone spur diagnoses to avoid service.
John Thompson Received 18 Wrongful Years On Death Row, Yet Never Received Justice
The activist and death row exoneree died without anyone being named culpable for his wrongful imprisonment.
2 Dead, Several Injured In Prison Break Attempt In North Carolina
Several inmates set fire to a sewing facility in a fracas that claimed the lives of two prison employees.
This Sheriff Wants To Keep 'Good' Prisoners In Jail For A Sickening Reason
Video has emerged of a Louisiana sheriff bemoaning plans to release non-violent criminals early because they wash his car for free.
This Woman Helps Kids With Incarcerated Parents Feel Less Alone
"The program showed me I wasn’t the only person who had a parent who was in prison."
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Shailene Woodley Compares Being In A Jail Cell To Being A ‘Caged Animal’
The actress was arrested last year while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Feminine Hygiene Products Are Now Guaranteed In Federal Prisons
A new Bureau of Prisons memo requires all federal prison facilities to provide free menstrual products to female inmates.
Trump's Promise For Joe Arpaio
President Trump teased a pardon for ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio at his campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night. Arpaio was convicted on charges of criminal contempt in July.
Women In Federal Prisons Are Now Guaranteed Free Tampons And Pads
Menstruating behind bars can be a humiliating and stressful experience.
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Here’s What Happened After Trump’s FCC Got To Oversee Inmates' Phone Service
"Families unfortunately can expect that the government is going to continue to protect these companies."
Aaron Bernstein / Reuters
Autopsy Photos Of Inmate Allegedly 'Boiled' To Death Raise Questions About State's Report
A medical examiner determined Darren Rainey was not burned while locked in a hot shower room in a Florida prison.
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Manhunt Launched After 12 Inmates Escape From Alabama Jail
The escapees were imprisoned on charges including robbery, attempted murder and domestic violence.
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These Inmates Broke Out Of Jail And Filmed The Whole Thing
Three men escaped from a California jail and caught it all on tape with a contraband cell phone.
Inmate Captured Hours After Escaping From Rikers
Naquan Hill, 24, a burglary suspect, was found on the island.
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China's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dead At 61, After Years Of Imprisonment
“Without freedom, China will always remain far from civilized ideals," he wrote.
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Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings
A bill they're sponsoring would require federal prisons to provide free tampons and pads, and would ban shackling of pregnant women.
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China Refuses Overseas Treatment For Critically Ill Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Authorities will only allow doctors to see Liu Xiaobo in China.
Toby Melville / Reuters
Suspect Whips Out 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card During Arrest
It worked about as well as you'd expect.
Dakota County Sheriffs Office
Seth Meyers Dissects Donald Trump's Support Of Private Prisons
"Remember his campaign slogans were ‘build a wall’ and ‘lock her up.'"
Private Prison Corporation Threatened Prisoners With Solitary If They Mentioned Scabies Outbreak
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
Another day, another horror story at a privately operated, for-profit correctional facility. This time it wasn’t ICE detainees
The Tragic Death Of Otto Warmbier And What We Can Learn From It
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