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Rebellion and redemption: how the Slits gave a voice to female prisoners

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It was a bit of a “pinch me” moment, to be honest. Earlier this month I sat in the rehearsal room for Typical Girls and watched our incredible cast play the music of the Slits to Tessa Pollitt, an original member of t...

Prisoners of the Ghostland review – Nicolas Cage outdoes himself in deranged action movie

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A fantasy action movie starring Nicolas Cage as a bank robber tasked with rescuing the niece of the power-crazed Governor from a cursed netherworld, Prisoners of the Ghostland is an outlandish proposition even before ...

Denmark to outlaw life sentence prisoners starting new romances

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Prisoners serving life sentences in Denmark are to be prevented from starting new romantic relationships after it emerged a 17-year-old fell in love with Peter Madsen, the murderer of the journalist Kim Wall, while he...

Prisoners of the Ghostland review – testicle-detonating Nicolas Cage sci-fi

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Cult Japanese film-maker Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Suicide Club) never shies away from an opportunity to shock and surprise with lashings of gore, weirdness and lurid, louche lunacy. Nicolas Cage, intussen (now pract...

If prisoners are to help with the UK’s labour shortages, they must not be exploited

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Food manufacturers have called on ministers to alleviate labour shortages by allowing them to employ prisoners. This comes as other firms, from hauliers to supermarkets, are also finding themselves short of workers fo...

UK food firms beg ministers to let them use prisoners to ease labour shortages

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Desperate food manufacturers are pleading with the government to be able to call upon prisoners to solve a labour crisis blamed on the double blow of Brexit and Covid. The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, wh ...

Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners

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Some employers around the US are responding to perceived worker shortages in their industries by pursuing cheap sources of labor, such as people currently or formerly in prison. During a recent industry conference, a ...

Bahraini prisoners allege brutal crackdown in response to Covid protest

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In early April, inmates at Bahrain’s Jau prison crowded into the corridors to protest. They were angry about a lack of medical treatment and fearing for their lives after the death of another inmate. Their sit-in at b...

Saracens take no prisoners to seal escape from Championship purgatory

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With just less than half an hour left of the second leg of the Championship final, and with an aggregate lead of more than 80 punte, the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, saw fit to haul off his five British &...

England and Wales prisoners taking fewer rehabilitation courses

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The number of accredited rehabilitation programmes started and completed by prisoners in England and Wales has significantly decreased, die Guardian kan onthul, making the route to release more difficult for thousands...

Mortgage prisoners ‘distressed and betrayed’ as MPs reject interest cap

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Mortgage borrowers trapped on interest rates of more than 5% say they are “disappointed, distressed and betrayed” after MPs voted against a cap on how much lenders can charge. The plan to limit standard variable rates...

Female political prisoners in Iran facing ‘psychological torture’, say campaigners

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Female human rights activists imprisoned in Iran face increased jail terms and transfers to prisons with “dangerous and alarming” conditions, hundreds of miles away from their families, according to campaigners. Warni...

Myanmar junta pardons and releases more than 23,000 prisoners

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Myanmar’s junta has pardoned and released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional Thingyan new year holiday, but it is not known if they include pro-democracy activists detained after the military seized po...

Byna 2,000 prisoners escape jail in south-east Nigeria

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Amper 2,000 prisoners have escaped after a jailbreak in south-east Nigeria blamed on armed separatists, in the latest in a string of armed attacks on law enforcement authorities. A prison facility and police command ...

Thailand considers expanding jails as it arrests more political prisoners

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Thailand is considering an expansion of prison space as it arrests more political prisoners, the justice minister has said. Somsak Thepsuthin said Bangkok Remand Prison and Klong Prem Central Prison, where most recent...

‘They track every move’: how US parole apps created digital prisoners

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Is smartphone tracking a less intrusive reward for good behaviour or just a way to enrich the incarceration industry?In 2018, William Frederick Keck III pleaded guilty in a court in Manassas, Virginia, to possession w...