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  • Prisoners being undertreated for mental illness
    Mental health treatment in prisons lacking
    Many prisoners in state and federal prisons aren’t getting the treatment they need for mental health conditions, a new study indicates, which may contribute to their returning to prison.State and federal laws State and federal courts mandate...
  • College for Convicts
    Book Excerpt: College for Convicts by Christopher Zoukis
    COLLEGE FOR CONVICTS: THE CASE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICAN PRISONS, Christopher Zoukis, McFarland and Company, 300 pp., $11.69 (paperback)Provide education to prisoners and they won’t return to crime. America accounts for 5 percent of...
  • Marco Polo: Episode 9: Prisoners
    'Marco Polo:' Yusuf shines in 'Prisoners' episode
    “Marco Polo” is just one episode away from the end of the season, and it looks like the title character might be killed off by the end of this very episode. Of course, we all know that isn't going to happen. The main character can&...
  • UK mother allows children to writer United States' prisoners
    UK mother allows 8-year-old daughter to write US murderers in prison
    Julie Paris, a mother of four has shared that she allows her 8-year-old daughter to exchange letters with prisoners who have been convicted of murder. Paris said she’s been writing letters to United States’ prisoners for many years,...
  • Nigerian Riot Police
    Nigeria's imprisoned Islamists lead deadly attempt to escape
    More than 20 Nigerians were left dead following an attempted escape from a "secret" detention center run by Nigerian secret police officers on Sunday in Abuja, according to Jonathan McCann, a former police adviser in the Middle East...
  • Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal
    Exclusive: Denis Villeneuve on Jake Gyllenhaal and their new film 'Enemy'
    Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal made movie magic with “Prisoners”. Gyllenhaal earned raves for his intensity as detective Loki, while Villeneuve saw his film crack many a 2013 top ten list. The pair have another movie due out this...
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    Movie Review: Denis Villeneuve's surreal psychological thriller 'Enemy'
    Canadian auteur Denis Villeneuve isn't afraid to leave audiences guessing.His bizarre psychological thriller "Enemy" features jaundiced cinematography, a creepy horror score, and surreal melancholy storyline about a man who seeks out...
  • Enemy
    Jake Gyllenhaal stars as dopplegangers in surreal psychological thriller 'Enemy'
    Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with "Prisoners" director, Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve, in a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller "Enemy" that pits a pair of dopplegangers against one...
  • 25 Movies to See Before the Oscars: 21. Prisoners
    25 Movies to See Before the Oscars: 21. Prisoners
    Nominations: CinematographyGenerally speaking there are two kinds of narratives: the ones that focus on the plot and ones that focus on the characters – yes, all movies have both, but almost any story can be boiled down this way, where one...
  • "Prisoners" (2013)
    Mitchell's Top 20 Films of 2013: #13 "Prisoners"
    13. “Prisoners” - In broad daylight on a gray Thanksgiving afternoon in a small Pennsylvania town, two little girls - without warning - go missing, and the remaining family members rightfully lose their minds over anxiety and desperate...
  • Prisoners
    Prisoners (2013) Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal. Dir. Denis Villenueve
    There is certain kinds of material that, especially if not having the advantage of being "based on a true story," always runs the risk of veering into melodrama. Stalkers, serial killers, and stories of children being kidnapped and...
  • Still image from 'Prisoners'
    Movie Review: 'Prisoners' (2013)
    The nominations for the 2013 Oscars was recently releasedbut there's a glaring omission. That would be 'Prisoners' a powerful and disturbing drama that didn't get its just due.A disturbing, unsettling roller-coaster ride; '...
  • Prisoners
    DVD Movie Review of "Prisoners"
    When choosing movies for entertainment and review, I usually consider the length of the film. If the movie is more than two and a half hours it is usually designated a DVD viewing, unless the special effects are presented in IMAX or 3D and warrant...
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    'Despicable Me 2' is No. 1 in movies on demand; 'Percy Jackson' is No. 4
    For the second week in a row, "Despicable Me 2" was No. 1 for movies on demand from Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014, according to Rentrak. "Despicable Me 2" features the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (voiced by Steve...
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    Terrorists in Syria turn on each other, hundreds dead
    "At least 482 people were killed..."Despite all swearing allegiance to the global jihad under the umbrella of the al-Qaeda organization, rival terrorist groups in Syria are now engaged in a civil war within a civil war, as reported by...