South African police launch manhunt for convicted rapist, murder who escaped from prison

South African police have launched a manhunt for convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester who escaped from a privately-run maximum security prison in the Free State province under bizarre circumstances. … Read More

Russian court sentences single father to 2 years in prison for criticizing the war in Ukraine on social media

A Russian court on Tuesday convicted a single father over social media posts criticizing the war in Ukraine and sentenced him to two years in prison — a case brought … Read More

Former Florida state lawmaker pleads guilty to laundering COVID relief money, could face 35 years in prison

Former Florida state Representative Joseph Harding pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements for COVID-19 relief money, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The disgraced … Read More

California transforming San Quentin State Prison with emphasis on rehabilitation

San Quentin State Prison – California’s oldest correctional institution – will undergo a transformation focused on rehabilitation.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Thursday that inmates serving prison sentences will … Read More

Sayfullo Saipov sentence: Life in prison, not death penalty, for Islamic extremist convicted in New York City bike path attack

Suspect in bike path attack to be sentenced Suspect in New York City bike path terror attack faces sentencing 02:00 A split among jurors means there will be no death … Read More

‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ star Tim Norman sentenced to life in prison for murder-for-hire killing of nephew

Former “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” star James “Tim” Norman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in St. Louis after being convicted of arranging the 2016 murder of his nephew … Read More

ISIS-affiliated Moroccan jailed for beheading European hikers kills himself in prison

A Moroccan convicted of belonging to an Islamic State-affiliated ring and sentenced to death for the beheadings of two Scandinavian tourists has killed himself in prison, Moroccan officials said. The … Read More

North Korean parents to get prison time for letting their kids watch Hollywood, foreign films: report

North Korean parents will be sent to prison if their kids are caught watching foreign films just once, according to a new report.  Parents were previously let off with a … Read More

Behind bars: Thousands of criminals, including notorious MS-13 gang members, start filling new ‘mega prison’

El Salvador has started to fill its mega-prison with a transfer of 2,000 gang members and criminals, including members of MS-13 and Barrio-18.   “Today at dawn, in a single operation, … Read More

Al Sharpton’s half-brother pleads guilty to tax fraud, drug conspiracy charges, faces 20 years in prison

Rev. Al Sharpton’s half-brother pleaded guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud, and drug conspiracy charges on Friday. Kenneth Glasgow, an Alabama pastor, voting rights activist and half-brother to the famous … Read More

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