Jailers in Oklahoma accused of torturing prisoners over a nursery rhyme

Two former Oklahoma jailers were accused of mistreating inmates who were punished in an unusual way by the guards - they forced them to stand to listen to the song Baby Shark for more than two hours. Writes about this Hromadske. This method of punishment was invented by 21-year-old Christian Miles and Gregory ...

American faces jail for negative hotel reviews on TripAdvisor

The American faces two years behind bars after he wrote negative reviews on the Internet about a Thai hotel, including accusing the business of "modern slavery." Writes about this New York Post. Wesley Barnes, who works in Thailand, was arrested ...

22-year-old girl cut off her arm for insurance and ended up in prison

A Slovenian court sentenced a young woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off a part of her arm in order to receive a huge insurance payment, writes BBC. 22-year-old Julia Adlesich tried to prove in court that the accident happened when she ...

Coronavirus stripping: prisoners released in US due to pandemic

On March 29, the U.S. Prison Bureau announced the death of a first prisoner in the United States from coronavirus. Politicians, lawyers and human rights activists have long warned of the imminent outbreak of the epidemic in prisons, but for some prisoners, the spread of the disease was a chance to prematurely reach ...

Texas resident jailed for licked ice cream at Walmart

D'Adrien Anderson of Texas was sentenced to 30 days in prison: he pleaded guilty to licking Blue Bell ice cream out of the box and putting it back in the freezer at Walmart. About this writes Fox News. In August 2019 ...

Russian hacker extradited to USA faces 80 years in prison

Alexei Burkov's activities led to "fraudulent purchases on credit cards of US citizens in the amount of over $ 20 million." Writes about this Tass.Ru. The US authorities accuse the Russian citizen Alexey Burkov, extradited from Israel, of fraud, conspiracy, identity theft and money laundering, he ...

Russian agent in the United States Maria Butina released from prison and deported to her homeland

Russian Maria Butina, who was serving a prison sentence in the United States, flew to Moscow. On Friday, October 25, she was released from prison and handed over to immigration officers. About this writes the BBC. At the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, the Russian woman was met by her father Valery Butin and the official ...

'It really touched me': the mother of an Israeli woman sentenced to 7,5 years for hash smuggling gave an interview

The Times of Israel, citing sources, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to send a petition to pardon Naama Issachar, a citizen of Israel and the United States convicted in Russia. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov confirmed this. “We know that the appeal is directed ...

California Ends Private Prisons and Immigrant Centers

America's largest state penitentiary system plans to abandon the practice of custody in prisons under contract with private companies, Reuters writes. California governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a law this week that will ban private business corporations from managing ...

In Florida, a jury is imprisoned for oversleeping a court hearing

The Florida State Court sentenced the jury to 10 days of imprisonment for having overslept and failed to appear at the start of the trial. In August, the 21-year-old Deander Somerville from West Palm Beach was appointed as a jury member. On the first day of the trial ...

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