Our local priest has been arrested with up to 10 years in prison for bringing someone on death row a pack of cigarettes.Read more »
The case brought before the Appeals Court argued that D&D inhibited prison security, because "cooperative games can mimic the organization of gangs and lead to the actual development thereof."Read more »
However, she also spends a great deal of time in the letter blaming the FBI for what happened, saying that the lives of "two families were changed forever, because of the unnecessary tactics of the FBI."
"I have never denied that I was the one who fired that fateful shot that morning and am taking on that responsibility. I still have not heard the FBI taking any responsibility in all of this because they refuse to accept that their unnecessary actions played an integral part," she wrote.Read more »
PINGDINGSHAN, China - The brother of Shi Jianfeng is taking the blame for his brother's life sentence for evading road tolls.Read more »
A counterfeiter at a Georgia state prison ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook page. He has 91 digital "friends." Like many of his fellow inmates, he plays the online games FarmVille and Street Wars. He does it all on a Samsung smartphone, which he says he bought from a guard. And he used the same phone to help organize a short strike among inmates at several Georgia prisons last month.Read more »
The enthusiasm for such systems extends well beyond the nation's prisons. High-resolution, low-cost cameras are proliferating, found in products like smartphones and laptop computers. The cost of storing images is dropping, and new software algorithms for mining, matching and scrutinizing the flood of visual data are progressing swiftly.Read more »
This is what happens when British bureaucrats have too much time on their hands.Read more »
Justin Walker is serving a 30-year sentence for the killing of an Oklahoma Sheriff. "Jus N" has a Facebook page. Also, apparently, a Blackberry, a bong, a stash of weed, knives, some booze and other goodies inside his jail cell.Read more »
A spokesman for Gov. John Lynch stressed yesterday that a plan is in place to deal with violent offenders when they are freed from state prison under the new law mandating parole nine months before the end of a maximum sentence.Read more »
Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant electronic surveillance? Radical though it may seem, early experiments suggest that such a science-fiction scenario might cut crime, reduce costs, and even prove more just.Read more »
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