Paris Green, a pre-op transsexual who was born male, was found guilty of murdering and torturing someone and sentenced to nearly two decades in prison.
The practice of solitary confinement in the US has been a topic of human rights activists and international organizations for a while. Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and a visiting professor at American University, is finally taking action, requesting to visit California prisons and determine if America is violating international law.
For roughly the same price of incarcerating prisoners in New York City last year...
An Iranian court rejected the appeal of U.S. citizen and American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to eight years in a notoriously brutal Iranian prison for his Christian faith.
This is the fourth major prison break in an Islamic country in less than a week. The significance is that the militant groups in three countries risked a great deal in coordinated attacks to free veterans. All almost certainly had inside help.
Ariel Castro has accepted a plea deal in order to avoid the death penalty.