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Following A Rare Prison Break, Israel Is Looking For Six Palestinians.
Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched a massive manhunt in the country's north and the occupied West Bank early Monday after six Palestinian prisoners tunneled out of their cell and escaped from…

Posthumous Pardons For Black Men Executed In 1951 For Rape
Rape

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman, in a case that drew international condemnatio…

Delta Is On Its Way To Jails And Prisons, And The System Is Not Prepared To Protect The Incarcerated.
Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked havoc in America's jails and prisons. Since the outbreak, at least 414,500 people in U.S. prisons have contracted COVID-19, and at least 2,556 have died…

A Swarm Of Bunnies Appeared In My Prison Yard, And Then Something Beautiful Occurred.
Animals

Do you think of TV shows like "Oz" or "Lockup Raw," where men are always covered in skull tattoos and built like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime bodybuilding days, when you think of prison? Do y…

The Rate Of Incarceration In The United States Has Fallen To Its Lowest Level Since 1995, But It Remains Extremely High.
Prison

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of new government data, the incarceration rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since 1995 in 2019, though it remains among the highest in th…

Connecticut Is The First State In The Nation To Make All Prison Phone Calls Free Of Charge.
Prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut became the first state this week to make all prison phone calls free, alleviating one of the most significant emotional and financial burdens on incarcerated men…

Report: 18 COVID-19 Inmates Died In Texas Prisons After Being Granted Parole.
Coronavirus

A heartbreaking study discovered that at least 18 people died in Texas prisons from COVID-19 complications after being approved for parole during the first 12 months of the pandemic. According to r…

John Oliver Reveals A Location Where Americans Are Treated Worse Than Pigs.
Texas

Prisons, according to John Oliver, are one place in America where people are frequently treated worse than pigs. On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver stated that inmates in some of th…

Guards Were Unaware When A Killer Beheaded A Cellmate: A Report
Crime

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — According to two new reports from the state inspector's general office, prison guards on their rounds reported that both men were alive shortly after the sadistic torture sl…

Bill Cosby Was Denied Parole Because He Refused To Participate In Therapy For Violent Sexual Predators.
Sex Crimes

Bill Cosby's request for parole from his 3-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault was denied because he refuses to participate in required therapy for violent sexual predators. “We knew he w…

Connecticut Fires A Prison Guard Due To An Anti-Muslim Meme
Racism

A guard in Connecticut's prison system was fired after an Islamic group complained about an anti-Muslim meme he shared on social media years ago. Garner Correctional Institution warden Amoda Hannah…