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Man serving time for murder, forcible confinement escapes from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

A 64-year-old man serving time for second-degree murder and forcible confinement has escaped from the minimum security unit at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.

Roger Joseph Gillet was unaccounted for during a 10 a.m. 93 more words

Local News

Erasing a Dehumanizing Stigma: The Task of Improving our Treatment of Prisoners - Joe Corkery

       In a country as sensitive and accepting as ours is nowadays, many Americans still neglect to recognize the humanity of an entire sect of society. Cast off and regarded rarely and scornfully, criminals of all varieties in the United States are thought of as beyond hope. 1,015 more words

China Builds More Prisons In Restive Xinjiang.

As a warning to citizens against growing tensions in China’s northwestern region, the government has reportedly built a large complex of prison yards outside Xinjiang’s regional capital Urumqi, reports confirm. 413 more words

Law & Society

How Kinder Eggs are getting drugs into prisons.

Kinder Eggs have been around since the 70’s, giving kids a toy surprise once they crack open the chocolate shell. In 2016, prisoners have showed an unexpected interest in the sweet, and the surprise is now drugs. 1,545 more words


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Other Writing

2016: Current prison systems

Solitary Nation, 2014, documentary, Daniel Edge, PBS | Frontline, 22 April

Solitary Nation is a documentary that depicts and reveals up-close, graphic insights into the solitary confinement unit Maine’s maximum security prison. 85 more words