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Jailed Sicilian Mafia boss bites off prison guard’s finger

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A jailed Sicilian Mafia boss has bitten off a prison guard's finger, a spokesman for the Italian Ministry of Justice told CNN. Giuseppe Fanara, 60, who is serving a life sentence, attacked the guard at Rebibbia pri...

British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran could face extra year in prison

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A British-Iranian mother and charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison as new charges are filed against her, her lawyer has said. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was detained...

Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy

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Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria. Omar Farouq was convicted in a Sharia court in Kano State in northwest Nigeria a...

A woman who stole goods for 19 years and sold them on eBay has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $3.8M

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A Texas woman has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for stealing millions of dollars in merchandize and selling it on eBay. Kim Richardson, 63, agreed to pay $ 3.8 million in restitution following an in...

Wine distributor gets 2 years in prison for fraud scheme involving ‘Shark Tank’ product

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A former wine and liquor distributor was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Friday for using the show "Shark Tank" as part of a scheme to defraud investors, according to federal prosecutors with the Eastern Distric...

Danish submarine murderer Peter Madsen caught after escaping prison

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Police have captured Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor found guilty of the mutilation and murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, after he briefly escaped from a jail near Denmark's capital. Madsen was caught 430 yar...

Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield sentenced to prison for 2015 rape

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Former San Francisco 49ers football player Dana Stubblefield has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the 2015 rape of an intellectually disabled woman, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney's O...

Man who bought guns used by San Bernardino terrorists sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

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The man who supplied the guns that a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terror attack in California has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Enrique Marquez ple...

Former DEA official sentenced to 7 years in prison for $4.4 million scam

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A former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years behind bars for posing as a CIA employee to dupe several people and companies in a $ 4.4 million scheme. Garrison Kennet...

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s family sues US prison staff, claiming mobster was ‘deliberately sent to his death’

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The family of notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has filed a lawsuit accusing 30 Federal Bureau of Prisons employees of "intentional or deliberately indifferent" actions leading to his violent death at the hand...

Ivory Coast opposition leaders face prison for forming rival government — prosecutor

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Opposition candidates in Ivory Coast's election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara's victory, a public prosec...

Wentworth Miller escapes ‘Prison Break’ role, no longer wants to play straight characters

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Don't look for Wentworth Miller to revive his star-making role in "Prison Break." The actor dashed all hopes of that in a post this past weekend on his verified Instagram account, saying he was out "Of PB. Officiall...

A woman was killed by her husband and in-laws. They were sentenced to three years in prison, sparking public outrage

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A Chinese court made a rare move to calm public outrage this week over a controversial murder case involving a young woman killed by her husband and in-laws. The 22-year-old Chinese woman had only been married for s...

Woman who spent 23 years in prison for a crime she says she didn’t commit received an honorary bachelor’s degree

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. When Tyra Patterson was 19 years old, she was imprisoned for ...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong facing prison after guilty plea over 2019 protest

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last year, during months of unrest over a proposed...

Hong Kong protester gets 21 months in prison for throwing eggs as city’s judiciary comes under pressure to take hard line

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Hong Kong A 31-year-old man has been jailed for 21 months for throwing eggs at a police station, the latest tough sentence handed down by a Hong Kong court as the authorities move to clamp down on political dissent i...

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