Prison


Brazilian Judge Again Orders ex-President Lula Released

A Brazilian appeals court judge issued a second ruling Sunday ordering that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva be released from jail, continuing a dramatic back-and-forth of conflicting judicial…

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Olmert: ‘I Have Not Turned Chareidi’

Don’t listen to baseless rumors, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at a party Wednesday night celebrating the first anniversary of his release from prison. The fact that he wore…

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Prison Terms for Parents are Bad for Children, Too

When the Trump administration defended its now-suspended policy of family separation, it offered various justifications, most of which boiled down to the following: The child’s suffering is the price the…

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House Overwhelmingly Passes Prison-Reform Bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed the prison-reform bill known as the FIRST STEP Act. The Act would allow most white-collar federal prisoners deemed to be at low…

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An Overlooked Victory

While the world’s attention was riveted on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, another dramatic story transpired that deserves much more coverage than it has been getting. On Wednesday,…

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House Committee Passes Prison-Reform Bill

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at allowing low-risk federal prisoners earlier release for good behavior and allowing for more privileges in prisons. By a 25-5…

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Outcry Grows Over Venezuela Jail Riot; 68 Killed

Anguished relatives of some 68 people killed in a riot and fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station demanded explanations on Thursday, while rights groups and opposition politicians…

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Brazil’s Lula Loses Procedural Appeals, Faces Prison

A Brazilian appeals court rejected on Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against his conviction for corruption, raising the possibility…

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