Prison


Hamas Spurns “Humanitarian” Prisoner Deal

Hamas has rejected an Israeli offer to exchange a Hamas prisoner for one of the two Israeli civilians who were captured after they entered the Gaza Strip on their own,…

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Guards Taken Hostage by Inmates at Delaware Prison

Guards were taken hostage by inmates Wednesday inside a Delaware prison, putting all the state’s prisons on lockdown as police swarmed the facility. It was not immediately clear how many…

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Obama Commutes Bradley Manning’s Prison Sentence

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates…

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Court: Age Must Be Considered When Youths Get ‘Life’ Terms

New Jersey’s highest court ruled Wednesday that juveniles can’t receive the practical equivalent of life sentences without parole unless the sentencing judge considers their age and its “attendant characteristics.” The…

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Death Toll from Brazil Jail Riot Tops 30

At least 30 inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said, adding to chaos in a…

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Gov. Cuomo’s 101+ Pardons and a Controversy

Like many governors, New York’s Andrew Cuomo wasn’t known for granting clemency. Until this month. In a single day, the Democrat pardoned 101 people convicted as teenagers of nonviolent crimes…

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Obama Pardons 78, Shortens Sentences of 153

President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentences of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any…

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