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Ghislaine Maxwell ordered to clean dirty and smelly prison cell

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In a letter to a judge, the government details Maxwell’s latest conditions of confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), in Brooklyn. "MDC staff directed the defendant to clean her cell because it had be...

More than half of California prosecutors sue over prison good behavior credits, eligibility of 76,000 inmates

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The lawsuit was brought Wednesday by 44 of the state's 58 top prosecutors and accuses Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison of using an emergency declaration to bypass the normal regulatory process. The lawsuit says...

First US Capitol rioter convicted of a felony gets 8 months in prison

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A man who pleaded guilty to breaching the Senate chamber during the US Capitol insurrection was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a closely watched case that could influence how hundreds of other rioters...

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor resentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison for fatal 2017 shooting

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The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman while responding to her 911 call in 2017 was resentenced Thursday to 4 years and 9 months in prison after Minnesota's highest court threw out his third-...

Tunisia’s former President Marzouki sentenced to prison in absentia, state media reports

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A Tunisian court has found former President Moncef Marzouki guilty of "undermining the external security of the State" and sentenced him in absentia to four years in prison, the state news agency TAP reported Wednes...

Saudi blogger reported freed after decade in prison

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Ensaf Haidar, who lives with the couple’s three children in the city of Sherbrooke, tweeted that the 2015 winner of Europe's Sakharov human rights award "is free." A spokesperson for the family said it had no other c...

Australian double murderer sentenced to 40 years in prison, ending one of the country’s most notorious cold cases

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An Australian man dubbed "the Claremont killer" has been sentenced to at least 40 years in jail for murdering two young women, bringing an end to one of the country's most notorious cold cases. Jane Rimmer, Ciara G...

Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sentence minors to life in prison

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In a 6-3 vote, the nation's top court ruled that judges do not need to find a juvenile murderer beyond rehabilitation to issue such a term. Former President Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees were key to the ruling...

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...

First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law sentenced to 9 years in prison

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Hong Kong The first person charged and convicted under Hong Kong's national security law was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday, setting a likely precedent for how future cases will be tried. Tong Ying-kit, ...

South Carolina man sentenced to 28 years in prison for leaving 19-month-old daughter to die in burning car

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A South Carolina man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Tuesday after he fled from a burning car and left his 19-month-old daughter to die in the blaze in order to escape a police chase, according to a news release...

Deadly ISIS prison break attempt fuels fears of the group’s resurgence

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At least seven fighters from the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces were killed when ISIS attempted to break thousands of its fighters out of a Syrian prison on Thursday, an attack underlining concerns the terror gr...

He spent three decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Now at 61, this San Francisco man will be freed

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Joaquin Ciria has spent more than half his life behind bars for the murder of his friend in San Francisco, a crime he has always maintained he didn't commit. Ciria was exonerated Monday, exactly 32 years to the date...

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...

Alexey Navalny remains in jail after Moscow appeals court confirms prison sentence

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Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny will remain behind bars after a Russian court partially rejected his appeal over a two-and-a-half year prison sentence handed down earlier this month. The court did shorten the activist...

Candace Cameron Bure still talks to Lori Loughlin following prison stint for the college admissions scandal

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Loughlin along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, each served time behind bars as a result of their involvement in the now-infamous college admissions scandal. Although her involvement with the sca...