Opinion

Opinion

A brand new quantity affords perception into the non-public and political lifetime of one of many 20th century’s most influential freedom fighters. July 6, 2018 During the 27 years of his imprisonment — from Nov. 7, 1962 to Feb. 11, 1990 — Nelson Mandela wrote tons of of letters — to jail officers, household and […]

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China Frees Australian Executive at Center of Diplomatic Dispute

SHANGHAI — When Stern Hu was convicted in 2010 of corruption fees and despatched to jail in China, the Australian mining government’s destiny strained ties between Canberra and an vital buying and selling companion. Eight years later, the world has modified. But as Mr. Hu, a former Rio Tinto government, left jail on Wednesday, having […]

Israel Penalizes Palestinians for Payments to Prisoners and ‘Martyrs’

Israel Penalizes Palestinians for Payments to Prisoners and ‘Martyrs’

Issa Qaraqe, the Palestinian Authority’s commissioner of prisoner affairs, informed the official Voice of Palestine Radio on Tuesday, “The goal of this law is not only theft, but to delegitimize the Palestinian struggle, which is represented by our martyrs and prisoners, by branding them as criminals and terrorists.” “What they don’t know is that no […]

In Hollywood-Style Jailbreak, French Convict Flees Prison

In Hollywood-Style Jailbreak, French Convict Flees Prison

PARIS — A jailbreak of the sort normally dreamed up for Hollywood screenplays unfolded in actual life on Sunday in France when a helicopter landed in a jail courtyard and masked males leaped out and spirited away a well known prison. A manhunt was nonetheless underway on Sunday night for the inmate, Rédoine Faïd, 46, […]

A Dumping Ground for the Poor, the Criminal and the Mad

A Dumping Ground for the Poor, the Criminal and the Mad

DAMNATION ISLAND Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York By Stacy HornIllustrated. 284 pp. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. $27.95. Blackwell’s Island housed the primary and arguably the worst establishments by which town of New York as soon as exiled the poor, the mad, the legal and the sick. This two-mile-long piece of […]

Moroccan Protest Leader Is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Moroccan Protest Leader Is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

RABAT, Morocco — The chief of protests over financial and social issues in Morocco’s northern Rif area was sentenced to 20 years in jail, scary outrage amongst his household and activists. A courtroom in Casablanca convicted the protest chief, Nasser Zefzafi late Tuesday on fees of undermining public order and threatening nationwide unity. Plenty of […]

Safety Concerns Grow as Inmates Are Guarded by Teachers and Secretaries

Safety Concerns Grow as Inmates Are Guarded by Teachers and Secretaries

The pattern can be evident in a slice of comparative knowledge obtained by The Times. At the Coleman jail complicated in Sumterville, Fla., augmentation hours greater than quadrupled to about 9,450 hours within the first three months of this yr from about 2,140 hours in the identical interval in 2017, based on the info. In […]

Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions

Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions

With the assembly of President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore, human rights teams are expecting Mr. Trump to convey up North Korea’s widespread crimes towards humanity. Mr. Kim guidelines with excessive brutality, making his nation among the many worst human rights violators on this planet. In North Korea, these […]

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

But current studies present that replication efforts failed. They neither lowered charges of drug use nor crime. Probation, writes Fiona Doherty, a medical professor at Yale Law School, is “a hidden body of law” which wants scrutiny, as a result of judges and probation officers have vast latitude to outline a defendant’s “good behavior.” The […]

The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners.

The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners.

So he invited senior medical scientists on either side of the talk to fulfill in Jackson, Miss., to determine how one can settle their variations. “I wanted a balance between different points of view,” mentioned Dr. Jones, who believes low-salt diets are more healthy. “And I wanted people who had avoided the temptation of disparaging […]