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Judge rules Oklahoma’s lethal injection method is constitutional following a legal challenge from dozens of death row prisoners

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Oklahoma's use of a three-drug lethal injection method is constitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday following a lawsuit from nearly 30 people on death row challenging the protocol. The suit, brought on behalf of...

Supreme Court makes it more difficult for prisoners to argue they had ineffective counsel

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Washington The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the ...

SUNY Brockport set to honor convicted cop killer at event for ‘Black resistance’ and ‘political prisoners’

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The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is hosting an event titled, "History of Black Resistance, U.S. Political Prisoners & Genocide: A Conversation with Jalil Muntaqim." Muntaqim, formerly known...

Russian prisoners of war will work to ‘restore’ Ukraine’s economy: Ukrainian officials

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Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevhen Yenin made the announcement during a Ukrainian telethon broadcast. Yenin said Ukraine would comply with all norms of international humanitarian law. "And this is what distin...

AOC, other House Dems press NYC prosecutors on ‘excessive bail’ for prisoners

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"We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system, particularly on Rikers Island," said Reps. A...

Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

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Myanmar's junta has freed hundreds of political prisoners from Yangon's Insein prison, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing local media. It follows the junta's announcement Monday that it would free more than 5,600 peo...

Gunmen storm Nigerian jail to break out more than 200 prisoners

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Abuja, Nigeria At least 240 prisoners have escaped in a prison break in Nigeria's north-central Kogi State after gunmen carried out a blitz attack on the facility, prison authorities said Monday.   A spokesman for th...

Jim Jordan: ‘Not surprising’ 4 prisoners Obama exchanged for Bergdahl now in senior Taliban posts

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4 PRISONERS OBAMA EXCHANGED FOR BOWE BERGDAHL NOW IN SENIOR TALIBAN POSTS JIM JORDAN: I mean, frankly, it shouldn’t surprise us. I’m thinking about the present: 13 service members killed, Americans left behind, allie...

Palestinian prisoners escape from Israeli prison, apparently through a tunnel

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Jerusalem Israeli authorities are hunting for six Palestinian militants who broke out of prison, apparently through a tunnel, sometime early Monday morning. The men escaped from Gilboa prison, which lies between the ...

Taliban frees thousands of prisoners from former US base: report

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U.S. forces handed control of the airfield, located on the outskirts of Kabul, over to the Afghan government in early July. Afghan forces at the base surrendered to the Taliban on Sunday, as other Taliban troops stor...

Federal government doled out $783.5M in stimulus checks for prisoners

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In response to a public records request from conservative group American Crossroads, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed that the money flowed to 560,000 individuals who were incarcerated for the full tax yea...

Australia once reveled in being the ‘lucky country’ on Covid-19. Now weary Aussies ‘feel like prisoners’

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London A postcard of kangaroos lounging among gumtrees arrives in our letterbox in London, addressed to my 4-year-old daughter. "My darling," it says. "How are you? Are you enjoying school? Do you have friends? You...

Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

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Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the ruling military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported. The release ...

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

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The prisoners at Camp 7 were transferred to a facility adjacent to where the other detainees on the base are held as part of what U.S. Southern Command said in a statement was an effort to "increase operational effic...

Egypt jails activist who called to free prisoners amid pandemic

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Cairo, EgyptAn Egyptian court sentenced prominent female activist Sanaa Seif to a year and a half in prison on Wednesday for spreading false news, her sister and judicial sources said. Seif was detained in June 2020 ...

Prisoners in Massachusetts are getting their Covid-19 vaccines — and reduced sentences

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Prisoners in Massachusetts have a special incentive to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If they receive both doses, watch and read educational materials and submit a form for approval, they could shorten their sentence, th...

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