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The Least Among You

Suppose you met someone who told you she just got out of prison for terroristic threatening.

What would you think? This woman in front of you is well-groomed, dressed fashionably yet somewhat conservatively, certainly doesn’t have a prison-tough look or demeanor and timidly is talking about her seemingly impossible search for work. 984 more words

Crime

Gladue reports no 'get out of jail free card' for indigenous offenders

His mother and grandparents were residential school survivors; his father was often absent; he felt the sting of racism in school and on the streets; he scrounged in garbage cans as a youngster for food; he lived with violence and abuse as a child; by 11 he’d turn to drugs and alcohol; and by 12 was doing time behind bars. 1,607 more words

Local News

Sarah Waters : 'Affinity'

Sarah Waters is a lead novelist when it comes to ‘Victorian’ metafiction, with many of her novels being made into television dramas. Some of her pieces of work include ‘Tipping the Velvet’ (1998), ‘Affinity’ (1999) and ‘Fingersmith’ (2002) along with many others. 468 more words

VERDICT: Michael Wallach GUILTY of attempted murder in police shootout

A Palm Beach County jury on Thursday convicted Michael Wallach of multiple counts of first-degree attempted murder for a June 2012 shootout where he shot at police and a law enforcement helicopter to keep from going back to prison. 190 more words

News

Wind Power Behind Bars

Wind turbine proposed for Illinois county jail

Stephenson County Jail in northern Illinois has proposed usage of a wind turbine to fracture their electricity costs after conducting a two-year study to measure its potential. 357 more words

Direct And Current

Dozens of Georgia Prison Guards Arrested for Bribes, Drug Trafficking

(ATLANTA) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking.

The arrests Thursday are the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in Georgia prisons. 85 more words

Newgate Prison

Newgate Prison closed in 1902.

It had been operating for about 700 years. It was notorious and had held some surprising criminals such as:

  • Daniel Defoe (Who wrote Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe…
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Charles Dickens