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December 27, 2018 11:09 PM Transgender inmate gets rare transfer to female prison

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Correction shows Deon "Strawberry" Hampton. The transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Lawyers for Hampton announced her transfer Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after year-long 84

December 13, 2018 9:01 AM 21 Islamic State militants escape Iraqi jail, most recaptured

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twenty one prisoners, most of them members of Islamic State jailed on terrorism charges, broke out of a prison in northern Iraq but 15 of them have been recaptured, Kurdish security officials said on Thursday. The fortified jail of Sosa is located near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya and include mainly militants of the hardline 78

November 23, 2018 9:05 AM South Koreans lock themselves up to escape prison of daily life

HONGCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape. “This prison gives me a sense of freedom,” said Park Hye-ri, a 28-year-old office worker who paid $90 to spend 24 hours locked up in a mock prison. Since 2013, the “Prison 84

November 8, 2018 8:46 AM Tajik security forces kill at least 13 inmates in prison riot: security sources

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajik security forces have killed at least 13 inmates at a high-security prison in the northern city of Khujand where a riot broke out late on Wednesday, three security sources said on Thursday. Local authorities confirmed there had been a riot at the prison, but provided no other information. Khujand lies around 300 km (186 miles) 63

October 31, 2018 11:32 AM Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

Security forces inspect the vehicle damaged by a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. An Interior Ministry official says the suicide bomber has struck outside the country's largest prison on the eastern edge of the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) Security forces stand guard near the site of a suicide attack on prison 77

October 12, 2018 1:38 AM Washington state abolishes death penalty

Washington has become the 20th US state to ban the death penalty, after its Supreme Court ruled the punishment was applied in an "arbitrary and racially biased manner". The eight people currently on death row in the north-western state immediately had their sentences commuted to life. A total of 23 people were executed in the US last year, but Washington 96

September 21, 2018 7:02 PM Father of Russian held in US says jail conditions improved

FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 22, 2012, Maria Butina, a gun-rights activist poses for a photo at a shooting range in Moscow, Russia. Russian woman Maria Butina has been jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent, and her father, Valery Butin, told Rossiya TV on Friday 65

August 28, 2018 11:00 AM In Tight Labor Market, Inmates Learn to Code

Indiana program teaches women in prison to write computer code INDIANAPOLIS—Jennifer Fleming was convicted of dealing drugs in 2012, but when she gets out of prison next year, she is hoping for a job in computer coding. “Technology is definitely going to be a steppingstone in keeping myself stable,” said Ms. Fleming, who is one of eight women in a pilot 105

July 26, 2018 7:34 AM Japan Executes Six More Members of Doomsday Cult

The executions follow the hanging of the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult and six of his followers earlier this month TOKYO—Japan executed the remaining six death-row inmates involved in a doomsday cult that spread nerve gas on the Tokyo subway in 1995, ending the main legal process for an episode that traumatized the nation for years. The executions 44

July 9, 2018 11:25 AM Kim Kardashian visits inmates at California women's prison: report

Reality star Kim Kardashian visits with Jared Kushner to reportedly ask for a presidential pardon for a grandmother serving a life sentence for a drug offense. Kim Kardashian reportedly visited a California women’s prison Friday and met with more than a dozen women to learn about their experiences behind bars. Kardashian went to the California Institution 78