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Man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron sentenced to 4 months in prison

Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron has been sentenced to prison. The AP reported that the man will serve four months. Investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the man's home, per BBC. See more stories on Insider's business page. The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron this week has been sentenced to four months in prison, the Associated ...
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Lomita restaurateur who killed wife, allegedly cooked her body denied parole

Despite insisting to state parole commissioners that he was “so sorry for what I’ve done,” a former Lomita chef convicted of killing his wife and cooking her body to eliminate the evidence lost his bid Tuesday, June 8, for an early release from prison. David Viens, 58, was denied parole during a nearly six-hour hearing where he provided a detailed account of how he killed 39-year-old Dawn Viens during a jealous rage in 2009. But he also backpedaled on his 2011 confession that he boiled her corps...
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Judge reinstates enhancements for Baldwin Park gang member accused of double murder

In a reversal of some of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s most controversial policies, a judge this week reinstated a special circumstance allegation and a gang enhancement for a Baldwin Park gang member accused of double murder. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rob B. Villeza said in an order issued Monday, May 24, that Gascón’s policy preferences alone are not sufficient to warrant dismissal of the enhancements against Raymond “Danger” Gonzalez. With removal of the sentenci...
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Report: California prison guards didn’t notice after killer beheaded cellmate

CORCORAN — Shortly after the sadistic torture slaying and beheading of a convicted killer in a California prison, apparently at the hands of his cellmate, prison guards making their rounds reported that both men were alive, according to two new reports from the state inspector’s general office. The reports on California lockups raise new questions about the heinous attack at Corcoran State Prison in March 2019 that has prompted investigations and a lawsuit by the family of the victim, Luis Romer...
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Texas spent $1.1 million fighting a lawsuit from prisoners who asked for soap, hand sanitizer, and social-distancing measures, documents say

A Texas flag flying at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Two inmates sued the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice last year for access to sanitizer and soap. The plaintiffs, aged 69 and 73, won the case, but a Texas appeals court overturned it in April 2021. The Texas AG spent $1.1 million on the case, the reporter Keri Blakinger said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas spent $1.1 million fighting a lawsuit in which elderl...
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Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison in Death of Texas Girl

A Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for charges related to the death of a 4-year-old girl who went missing for several weeks before her remains were found in Arkansas.
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California prosecutors sue over rules that could free thousands of inmates early

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Three-quarters of California’s district attorneys sued the state Wednesday in an attempt to block emergency rules that expand good conduct credits and could eventually bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates. The lawsuit objects on procedural grounds, arguing that Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison used the emergency declaration to bypass the usual regulatory and public comment process. The rules affecting 76,000 inmates, most serving time for vio...
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Former UC Davis Professor Going To Olympics, Then Prison

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Former UC Davis Professor Going To Olympics, Then Prison

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Changing a brain to save a life: how far should rehabilitation go?

The book and movie, A Clockwork Orange, powerfully asks us to consider the murky lines between rehabilitation, brainwashing, and dehumanization.There are a variety of ways, from hormonal treatment to surgical lobotomies, to force a person to be more law abiding, calm, or moral.Is a world with less free will but also with less suffering one in which we would want to live? Alex is a criminal. A violent and sadistic criminal. So, we decide to do something about it. We're going to "rehabilitate" h...
Tags: Prison, Brain, Innovation, Oxford, Philosophy, Anthony Burgess, Alex, Punishment, THOMSON, Free Will, Burgess, Ludovico, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, ECT, Molly Crockett, Clockwork Orange

Study: You would spend 90 extra days in jail in a private prison

Private prisons in Mississippi tend to hold prisoners 90 days longer than public ones. The extra days eat up half of the expected cost savings of a private prison.The study leaves several open questions, such as what affect these extra days have on recidivism rates.The United States of America, land of the free, is home to 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of its prisoners. The cost of having so many people in the penal system adds up to $80 billion per year, more than three ti...
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America’s prison catastrophe: Can we undo it?

The United States is the world's largest prison warden. As of June 2020, America had the highest prisoner rate, with 655 prisoners per 100,000 of the national population. But according to experts, doing something the most doesn't mean doing it the best.The system is a failure both economically and in terms of the way inmates are treated, with many equating it to legal slavery. American prisons en masse are expensive, brutal, and ineffective, so why aren't we trying better alternatives? And what ...
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Escape from Pretoria: ‘Our cells were on the first floor, so there was nowhere to dig to’

How Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee and Alexandre Moumbaris escaped Pretoria Central with a handmade wooden key The post Escape from Pretoria: ‘Our cells were on the first floor, so there was nowhere to dig to’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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A Trump loyalist was found guilty of making death threats against lawmakers, including AOC, Pelosi, and Schumer

A pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 to disrupt the Electoral Vote Certification. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images Trump loyalist Brendan Hunt faces up to 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of making a death threat against elected officials. In January, Hunt posted an 88-second video titled "KILL YOUR SENATORS: Slaughter them all" to the platform BitChute. Hunt's attorneys argued his rhetoric didn't amount to a serious threat and Hunt defe...
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A prisoner was 'covered in filth and barking like a dog' after 600 days of solitary confinement in a Virginia jail

A solitary confinement cell known all as "the bing," at New York's Rikers Island jail. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Tyquine Lee, 28, spent over 600 days in solitary at Red Onion prison in Virginia from 2016 to 2018. Red Onion is a supermax prison treated as an 'end of the line' facility within the penal system. 61,000 adults and children are held in segregation in US prisons, according to the most recent data. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Takeisha Br...
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Bernie Madoff, ponzi schemer and real estate collector, has died

Madoff stole billions from investors. and used some of the money to buy penthouses and mansions on multiple continents. Here's a look at his one-time real estate portfolio.
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Inmate Taken to Hospital After Being Assaulted at Prison

An inmate was taken to the hospital from the Lincoln Correctional Center Saturday after he was assaulted by another inmate.
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Thousands of inmates given the chance to serve their sentence at home because of COVID-19 might go back to prison cells

In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File Thousands of people imprisoned for low-level crimes have been serving their sentences at home because of the pandemic. Because of a lingering legal opinion made under the outgoing Trump administration, these people might have to return to prison. The Biden administration has yet to address the legal opinion. See more stories on Insider...
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After months of torture and imprisonment, Hamas told a Palestinian activist that he would only be released if he divorced his wife

Rami Aman, a Palestinian Gazan peace activist, holds note's in which he recalled his ordeal, during an interview on the roof of his family house in Gaza City, Feb. 10, 2021. Adel Hana/AP Photo Rami Aman was arrested for setting up a Zoom call between Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. He received pressure from Hamas officials to divorce his wife - the daughter of a high-ranking official. Aman eventually signed the divorce papers but remained in jail for two more months, AP report...
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New Yorkers with previous marijuana convictions will have their records wiped clean under the new legalization law

In this March 25, 2018 file photo, a convention visitor examines a marijuana sample at the New England Cannabis Convention in Boston. AP Photo/Steven Senne, File The criminal records of people previously convicted of marijuana-related crimes in New York will be expunged under a new law passed in the state.New York Governor signed the bill into law on Wednesday, legalizing marijuana for adults across the state.The new law will allow New Yorkers to possess three ounces of marijuana or less, a...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Prison, Weed, Boston, Marijuana, Trends, Cannabis, Speed, Convictions, Steven Senne, Kelly McLaughlin, New England Cannabis Convention

Alexei Navalny says he's going on a hunger strike while detained in a Russian prison

Alexei Navalny seen at Moscow City Court for a hearing on February 2, 2020. Moscow City Court Press Office\TASS via Getty Images Alexei Navalny, a top critic of Putin, is going on a hunger strike. He said he chose to go on a hunger strike after being denied medical help in a Russian jail. He is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for missing parole hearings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alexei Navalny announced he's going on a hunger strike in ...
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New York excluded prisons from their COVID-19 vaccine rollout. A judge ruled they had to immediately vaccinate inmates.

A sign marks the location of the Rikers Correctional Center in the East River on March 9, 2021 in New York City. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images A New York Judge ruled the state had to immediately vaccinate prison inmates. Some demographics of inmates were eligible but the entire population was excluded from the rollout. However, other groups that lived in congregate facilities such as nursing homes were eligible. See more stories on Insider's business page. A New York judge ruled that th...
Tags: New York, Prison, Law, Trends, Cbs, Inmates, Andrew Cuomo, Rikers Island, East River, Bronx Supreme Court, Tuitt, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Rikers Correctional Center, Alison Y Tuitt

In-Person Prison Visits Stopped Due To COVID Pandemic Will Soon Resume

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — California state prisons will soon resume limited in-person visits with inmates more than a year after they were halted because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. Visits will start April 10 as the prison system stabilizes after outbreaks that killed 216 inmates and 26 employees. Precautions will include temperature and symptom screenings, coronavirus testing, physical distancing, face masks, and limits on the number of visitors and length of time...
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Ghislaine Maxwell is selling her London home to raise funds for her legal defense in the Epstein case

Ghislaine Maxwell's property in London. Hollie Adams/Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell, alleged madam of convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is selling her London home. The sale is to raise money for her legal defense, the WSJ reported, citing a family spokesman. Maxwell faces charges that she and Epstein groomed and abused young girls. She has pleaded not guilty. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam o...
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Video: Gang killer, expecting early release, toasts LA County DA George Gascon’s policies from prison

Convicted killer Phillip Dorsett, who came from a life of wealth and privilege in Rancho Palos Verdes, was in a celebratory mood one Monday night inside his cell resembling a college dorm room at New Folsom State Prison. Dorsett, sentenced to 40 years to life for the 2005 execution-style shooting death of a rival gang member, had just learned Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon had issued a new directive calling for the possible resentencing of inmates who have already served 15 y...
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Former French president Sarkozy handed jail term for corruption

The conviction sets a new low-point in the tumultuous political career of the right-winger who remains a dominant political figure in France, admired by fans for his tough talk on crime and immigration The post Former French president Sarkozy handed jail term for corruption appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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More than 40% of California prisoners, employees vaccinated for COVID-19

More than 40% of prisoners and employees for the state’s prison system have gotten the first round of vaccinations for COVID-19, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said Monday, March 1. As of Sunday, about 43% of the 94,644 in-custody population and about 42% of 61,408 employees have received the first round of COVID-19 vaccines, the CDCR said in an email. Vaccines started rolling out on Dec. 22 and the goal is to offer vaccinations to all employees and inmates, ac...
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Wanted man turns himself in to get away from COVID lockdown roommates

Yesterday, a fellow walked into the Burgess Hill Police Station in Sussex, England and surrendered himself to the cops. The man was wanted on "recall to prison," which means the person was released from prison on parole or other conditions but must return to serve the rest of their sentence. — Read the rest
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Zondo to ask the Constitutional Court to send Zuma to jail for flouting summons

The deputy chief justice says he has to act because Zuma’s defiance risks inciting lawlessness The post Zondo to ask the Constitutional Court to send Zuma to jail for flouting summons appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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California panel urges changes to reduce criminal sentences

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 years, one piece of a dramatic overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws that an advisory committee to Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended Tuesday. The nation’s most populated state also should limit sentencing enhancements that can add years to prison terms and are imposed with “extreme racial disparitie...
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