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Woman who put 14-month-old in boiling oven denied parole in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s parole board is refusing to release a woman convicted of putting her 14-month-old daughter into a hot oven in 2002.

The board rejected an early release for 40-year-old Melissa Wright of Millbrook during a hearing Tuesday. 105 more words


Watching Glory Die - theatre review

When journalists are all but banned from prisons in UK, art such as this serves an even more important service, writes Victoria Seabrook

The story of… 707 more words


Interview: Palindrome Productions, Watching Glory Die

“Our major and abiding goal is giving voice to the dispossessed – those written out of history. Live performance has the ability to wake the dead and let them speak,” explains Lesley Ferris, director and co-founder of British-American company Palindrome Productions. 645 more words

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Inmate found dead in Grand Valley Institution

KITCHENER, Ont. – Correctional Service Canada says a woman serving a sentence for first-degree murder has died in an Ontario prison.

It says Terry Baker was found unresponsive in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener on Monday. 96 more words


Ready to take over the world!!

She is the heir to the throne.

Ashley Smith, who will be a junior at Coupeville High School in the fall, follows in the footsteps of siblings who are highly accomplished Wolf athletes. 226 more words

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'People go to prison for punishment not to be punished': advocates await Saskatchewan review of solitary confinement

There’s a controversial tool used in Saskatchewan jails called administrative segregation, also known federally as solitary confinement

“Basically, what it means is you’re confined for 22 to 23 hours of the day,” Ministry of Corrections spokesperson Drew Wilby explained. 341 more words