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How Afghanistan is ramping up its fight against corruption — especially among the country’s elite 19.8.2017 Washington Post: World
An army general and a business leader were convicted of embezzlement and abuse of power.
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Nevada plan to use untried execution drugs draws criticism 19.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials in Nevada drew immediate criticism Friday for proposing an untried three-drug combination for the scheduled Nov. 14 lethal injection of a twice-convicted murderer who says he wants his execution sentence carried out. The state has supplies of the sedative diazepam, the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and the muscle paralytic […]
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Cops: Man posed as wife on Craigslist soliciting his murder 19.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail. Public Opinion reported (http://bit.ly/2uXm6rr ) 30-year-old Christian Koelsch was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to false reports […]
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Plantations Were Prisons: An Interview With Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell 18.8.2017 Truthout.com
Also see:  Will Altering the 13th Amendment Bring Liberation to the Incarcerated 2.3 Million? On Saturday, Aug. 19, ex-prisoners and activists from across the US will gather in Washington, DC, for the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March . There will also be solidarity events taking place in states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. Sponsored by the iamWE Prison Advocacy Network , the march will focus on the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which was ratified in 1865 following the end of the Civil War. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery except for prisoners, stating: "Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." The march organizers are calling for the 13th Amendment enslavement clause to be amended to abolish legalized slavery. They are also calling for a congressional hearing on the 13th Amendment's ...
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O.C. mass shooter could be spared death penalty as judge rules on fallout from jail informant scandal 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials repeatedly violated inmates’ constitutional rights by recruiting a network of jailhouse informants have roiled the region’s criminal justice system.

The scandal has led to retrials for several convicted killers, sparked waves of...

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IS cleric granted early release in Indonesia is re-arrested 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A radical Islamic cleric granted an early release from prison to mark Indonesia’s Independence Day has been re-arrested for alleged involvement in several militant attacks. Aman Abdurrahman, who has led an Islamic State group-affiliated militant network from prison, was among more than 90,000 inmates granted sentence reductions for Thursday’s national holiday. […]
Man imprisoned for cyberstalking faces new charges over alleged death threats 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Sloan Stanley, 41, of Seattle, was convicted in 2015 of cyberstalking four women he met at a Ravenna pub. Police say that while he was in prison he threatened to kill the women as well as others connected to his case.
Psychologists Behind CIA 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program Settle Detainees' Lawsuit 18.8.2017 NPR News
Psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell devised a list of brutal methods that included waterboarding; the methods were meant to condition detainees into a state of helplessness.
Getaway driver guilty of robbery in death of Chinese student 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A getaway driver has been convicted of robbery but acquitted of murder in the drug-deal killing of a Syracuse University student from China. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2vGWDoH) 20-year-old Ninimbe Mitchell faces up to 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced for the robbery of 23-year-old Yuan Xiaopeng (YOO’-en SHE’-ow-puhng). Mitchell would […]
Denver police investigate early-morning shooting 17.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver detectives are investigating a shooting that happened early Thursday morning in east Denver.
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Colorado Springs police tackle intoxicated domestic violence suspect following car crash 17.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Springs man smashed into a guard rail early Thursday morning and repeatedly tried but couldn't get his Ford Explorer to run again.
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At least 7 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Attackers stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least seven people were killed and five were arrested.

Carlos Soto, director of Roosevelt Hospital in the capital, said an unknown number of gunmen entered the...

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Investigators ask public’s help in identifying Aurora bank robber 17.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Photographs were released Wednesday of a man who robbed an Aurora bank.
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No house arrest while woman appeals murder plot conviction 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband is heading to prison after a Florida judge denied her request to go free on house arrest as she appeals. The Palm Beach Post reports that Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied 34-year-old Dalia […]
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Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' cities 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant “sanctuary city” stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city’s surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants.

Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners...

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Driver sentenced to three years in prison for Adams County DUI crash that killed his wife 17.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 50-year-old father was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for a DUI crash in Adams County that killed his wife.
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Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early 17.8.2017 Philly.com News
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape has been released from a Pennsylvania prison early amid questions about his accuser's truthfulness.
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Man cleared of rape after 35 years gets $1.7 million 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DETROIT (AP) — A man wrongly convicted of rape was awarded $1.7 million on Wednesday under a new Michigan law that allowed him to seek state compensation for the 35 years he spent in prison. Edward Carter sat in the back of a Detroit courtroom as he and another man became the first to be […]
Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser’s truthfulness. Rather than face a new trial, however, Bernard Shero, 54, pleaded no contest on Monday to less serious […]
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Man gets life in prison for Chinese student’s beating death 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment. Andrew Garcia was sentenced Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this […]
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