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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...

Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell dies in prison

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An Ohio serial killer who strangled women and hid their corpses in and around his Cleveland home has died in state prison, an official said. Anthony Sowell, 61, died Monday afternoon after being admitted to an end-o...

Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded

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Colombo, Sri LankaAt least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornaviru...

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...

Nurse faces involuntary manslaughter charge for death of a prison inmate

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A San Diego County nurse faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly neglecting a collapsed inmate who later died, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's office. On November 10, 2019, Elisa...

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...

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 ...

After 68 years in prison, America’s oldest juvenile lifer was released

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Joe Ligon, believed to be the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the United States, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after spending nearly seven decades behind bars. Ligon was incarcerated in ...

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...

Family of inmate who died after being pepper sprayed in Brooklyn federal prison sues

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The mother of a 35-year-old Black man who died last year after being pepper sprayed in a federal prison in Brooklyn is suing the government and unnamed correctional officers for wrongful death, according to court do...

A transgender woman sued for safe placement in a women’s facility, but was transferred to a men’s prison instead

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A transgender woman in New Jersey was moved to a men's prison after filing a lawsuit alleging abuse at her facility, and seeking transfer to another facility that houses women, according to her lawyer. Rae Rollins, ...

Teen in Barnard student murder sentenced to 9 years to life in prison

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A teenager who pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges last month in the death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors was sentenced Thursday to nine years to life in prison. Luchiano Lewis, who was 14-years-o...

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...

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...

Man who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen gets two years in prison

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A man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6, has been sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft, federal prosecutors say. Brian Michael Rini, 24, of Medina, Ohio, w...

A homeless man sentenced to life in prison for a $20 marijuana sale is freed after 12 years

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In 2008, Fate Winslow was approached by a plain-clothed undercover police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, looking for some marijuana. Winslow, recently homeless at the time, borrowed a friend's bike and came back...

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