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The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

75 Percent of Pre-Trial Prisoners in Berlin Are Foreigners

The number of foreign-born prisoners in Berlin is increasing according to new figures that show 90 different countries are now represented in the German capital’s prison system. Convicted criminals without a German passport are now a majority in the German

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Druids, pagans and revellers gather in the centre of Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge near Amesbury on December 22, 2017 in Wiltshire, England. Despite a forecast for …

UK Prisons Recruit ‘Pagan Chaplains’ on £30k-a-Year Salaries

The Ministry of Justice is recruiting pagan chaplains to provide “religious care” at prisons across the country – with annual salaries of up to £29,ooo – despite many of the recruiting prisons facing guard shortages, Islamic extremist inmates, and drug epidemics.

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Denmark To Ban Cash in Largest Prisons to Fight Crime

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark’s government says it will ban cash in the country’s largest prisons and require inmates to pay electronically, to make it “easier to follow the money flow in and out.” Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen says

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Drug Drone Drop Derailed

On Monday a civilian drone was seized after it crash landed inside Oklahoma State Penitentiary due to operator error. The drone’s operator hit the razorwire and lost control of the vehicle, which crashed in the McAlester Texas prison where it was confiscated by prison staff.

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Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.

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California to Provide Sex Change Surgery for Inmates

California will soon provide taxpayer-funded genital altering “sex change” surgery for prison inmates, with a new policy coming out this week that includes standards to approve the estimated $100,000 procedure.

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‘Isolate Jailed Muslims To Prevent Radicalisation’ Says Think Tank

Experts are advising that imprisoned Islamic extremists should have their own segregated prison wings to prevent the radicalisation of more moderate inmates among Britain’s growing Muslim prisoner population. The Quilliam Foundation, the world’s first counter-extremism think tank, has suggested a trial of the “essential”

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San Quentin Hit with Legionnaires’ Disease

On Saturday, San Quentin State Prison was closed to visitors and its water supplies were limited to cooking and inmate toilets after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.