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Omar urges end to prison contracts to fix ‘abuse-ridden’ immigration detention system

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Ilhan Omar has called on the Biden administration to phase out immigration detention contracts between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) and local jails and prisons. In a letter to Susan Rice, director of the...

Banksy on side of former Reading prison defaced with red paint

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A mural by Banksy on the side of a former prison in which Oscar Wilde was incarcerated has been defaced with red paint. The artwork, which appeared on a red brick wall of what was once Reading prison, showed an inmate...

Family of a man who died from Covid while incarcerated sues California prison system

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Lawsuit claims prison officials and administrators failed to take precautions when transferring men between facilitiesThe family of a man who died of Covid-19 in a California prison has filed a federal lawsuit against...

‘Like getting out of prison’: Welsh grasp new travel freedoms

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The rain was falling steadily and the Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales was being buffeted by strong winds, but the Moran family were not worried about the weather. “It’s great to be back,” said Jonathan Moran, ...

New rules give victims in England and Wales right to know when offender leaves prison

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The victims’ commissioner has hailed as “an excellent step” a new code that will ensure victims of crime are always alerted when an offender is due to leave prison. The code is a charter of rights which dictate the mi...

Kurds in ‘mountain prison’ cower as Turkey fights PKK with drones in Iraq

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As decades-old battle intensifies, civilians count cost in lives and livelihoods It took 10 days to find Muhsin Speri’s body. The 64-year-old had left his town in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan along with friends Ha...

Manchester Arena plotter pleads not guilty to assaulting prison officer

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The Manchester Arena plotter Hashem Abedi has denied assaulting a prison officer at Belmarsh, telling a court: “I did assault that filthy pig, but I don’t see any harm in doing that.” Abedi, who conspired with his bro...

Bernie Madoff, financier behind largest Ponzi scheme in history, dies in prison

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Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in a federal prison, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Madoff died...

Christchurch terrorist drops legal challenge over New Zealand prison conditions

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The gunman who killed 51 people in the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks has reportedly dropped legal challenges over his prison conditions and his status as a “terrorist entity”. A document released by Justice Geoffre...

No extra training following death of Indigenous man hogtied at Adelaide prison, coroner hears

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A South Australian prison officer has denied directing other staff to destroy records, during evidence to an inquest into the death in custody of Wayne Fella Morrison – the first hearing to be held in two years. The c...

Prison governor defends Fishmongers’ Hall attacker attending education event

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A prison governor has defended allowing the terrorist Usman Khan to take part in a Learning Together education programme before his deadly attack at Fishmongers’ Hall in London. William Styles, who was governor for mo...

Wayne Fella Morrison inquest: bid by prison officers to avoid certain questions rejected by coroner

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A South Australian coroner has rejected a bid from prison officers to avoid answering some questions at an inquest into the death in custody of Aboriginal man Wayne Fella Morrison. Lawyers for seven prison officers h...

Wayne Fella Morrison inquest: prison guard silent on what happened inside van

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A prison guard who helped restrain and transport Wayne Fella Morrison during his final moments has repeatedly refused to answer questions during a South Australian coronial inquest into the Indigenous man’s death. Tre...

Prison psychologist warned against Usman Khan’s release, inquest told

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A prison psychologist who assessed the convicted terrorist Usman Khan told security staff she was “very worried” about him being released in the year before his deadly attack at Fishmongers’ Hall, an inquest has heard...

Radovan Karadžić to serve rest of sentence in British prison

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Britain has agreed that the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, convicted of war crimes during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s, should be transferred to a British prison to serve the rest of his sentence. “R...

Wayne Fella Morrison inquest: prison guard’s head blocked CCTV footage during fatal trip, coroner told

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The South Australian coroner has heard evidence that corrections officers who were transferring Wayne Fella Morrison in a prison van were in a position that blocked CCTV and would have been physically restraining him ...

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