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Charting the U.S. Imprisonment Rate

I recently encountered this essay at the Huffington Post. It makes the point that most of the imprisonment rate increases in the U.S. occurred during the 1980′s and 1990′s which is certainly true. 356 more words

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We live in the only country in the world where a child can be sentenced to be in prison until they die

We live in the only country in the world where a child can be sentenced to be in prison until they die.

What’s worse is that it’s not even rare — more than 2,500 people who were sentenced as kids will spend the rest of their lives in prison. 248 more words

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Independent: Number of Muslims in prison doubles in decade to 12,000

The number of Muslims in the prison population has more than doubled to nearly 12,000 in a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show. 94 more words

Computer Scientist Randolph Jack Solo announced release of new encryption software

MARCH 9, 2014 8:28 AM2 COMMENTSVIEWS: 482

March 10–Turin,Italy: Mathematician and Computer Scientist, Randolph Jack Solo, announced today the worldwide release of new encryption software designed to combat what he recognizes as “The Threat of the New Nazis–America!” Now living in Italy, Mr.

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Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights - Court of Appeal

Smith, R (on the application of v Secretary of State for Justice and G4S UK Ltd   EWCA Civ 380 – read judgment

This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker. 955 more words

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