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  • Police hold deaf man in jail for six weeks for a crime that didn't occur
    Police hold deaf man in jail for six weeks for a crime that didn't occur
    Hey, do you remember the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution? You know, the one that says that people have the right to counsel, a speedy and fair trial, and to be informed of the charges against them? Apparently the police in Arlington County,...
  • @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
    Ai Weiwei at Large on Alcatraz
    “Any artist who isn’t an activist is a dead artist.” — Ai WeiweiOver the years, Alcatraz has served as home to many things: a fortress (during the Civil War era), a military prison, and, between 1934 and 1963, arguably the...
  • David and Me
    Science on Screen: Real Forensics, What Bodies Tell Us
    DAVID &MEWinner Best Feature Documentary, Inspiration Film Festscreening at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael on March 16, 7 pmPresented by forensic pathologist Dr. Judy MelinekForensic pathologistDr. Judy Melinekwill...
  • Garbage Truck
    Garbage man gets 30 days in prison for coming to work early
    When residents in an affluent neighborhood in Georgia noticed that a garbage man was collecting their garbage too early in the morning, they wanted to file charges against the sanitation worker.Kevin McGill, a Georgia sanitation worker started his...
  • Clinton
    Hacker claims Hillary Clinton had multiple email addresses on personal server
    Aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claim she only had one email address on her personal email server. But a hacker told Fox News' James Rosen that Clinton may have established multiple email addresses for private use, Fox News...
  • Carson and the Tea
    Ben Carson proves conclusively that homosexuality is totally a choice
    Ever since 2013's National Prayer breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson has routinely courted controversy with his outspoken views on everything from tax reform to health care. Members of the Tea Party have come to idolize the man for his unabashedly...
  • Gary Glitter
    Musician Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for past sexual offenses
    On Feb. 27, Gary Glitter (a.k.a. Paul Francis Gadd), was finally sentenced to 16 years in prison for numerous sexual offenses, which date all the way back to 1975, according to an article from the BBC. The 70-year-old glam rock musician, who is...
  • Improving the physical and mental health of prison inmates benefits everyone
    Improving the physical and mental health of prison inmates benefits everyone
    When prisoners receive better healthcare while incarcerated and after release, both their health and that of the community will improve, according to a new study by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The study was announced on Feb....
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    New Calif. law will put condom machines in every prison within five years
    Update:Apologies. When this article was initially posited, it was explained that Calif. prisons would need to install vending machines to distribute condoms on prisons throughout the state. An email from a representativeCalifornia Department of...
  • Dale Stamphill
    Stamphill escaped from OK prison 80 years ago
    Career criminal Dale Stamphill and 21 other inmates escaped from the State Reformatory in Granite, Oklahoma after killing a guard on this day in 1935. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and robbery.While on the run, Stamphill along with...
  • Roy Gardner
    Gardner enters San Quentin on this day
    Future Alcatraz inmate Roy Gardner entered San Quentin on this day in 1911 to serve a 5-year sentence following his conviction for robbing Glindemann’s Jewelry Store in San Francisco. He was reportedly a model inmate during his time there....
  • Olin Blackwell
    Last Alcatraz warden was born a century ago
    The fourth and final warden of Alcatraz during its time as an active prison Olin Blackwell was born on this day in 1915. "Blackie" as he was known, served as a captain and associate warden at Lewisburg before taking the Alcatraz job from...
  • Prisoner Candido Santiago participating in a dog-training program while incarcerated
    Prisoners and abused dogs are given a chance to heal in 'Dogs on the Inside'
    “Dogs on the Inside” is a documentary by co-directors Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirupaboutabused and neglected dogs that are rescued by a Mississippi animal shelter and brought to a Massachusetts prison for a dog-training program....
  • Abandoned dogs and broken men heal each other
    Abandoned dogs and broken men heal each other
    “Dogs on the Inside” is a documentary by co-directors Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup that stars abandoned dogs and prisoners who train them. Viewers get to witness the metamorphosis of both the incarcerated men and the badly...
  • Photo of ex prisoner Candido Santiago between two filmmakers Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup
    'Dogs on the Inside' tells the tale of prisoners rehabilitating rescued dogs
    Examiner Dorri Olds met with ex-con Candido Santiago in lower Manhattan on Feb. 5, 2015 to talk about his experience at a Massachusetts prison dog-training program for abandoned and mistreated dogs. He is a central character in the moving...