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 the 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. Bureau of Prisons announced the death of the first U.S. prisoner from coronavirus. Politicians, lawyers and human rights activists have long warned of an imminent outbreak of an epidemic in prisons, but for some convicts, the spread of the disease has become a chance to enter ...

Texas resident jailed for licked ice cream at Walmart

D'Adrien Anderson from Texas was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to licking Blue Bell ice cream out of a box and putting it back in the freezer at Walmart. Writes about this 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 worth more than $ 20 million." Writes about this Tass.Ru. The US authorities accuse the Russian citizen Alexei Burkov, extradited from Israel, of fraud, collusion, identity theft and money laundering, he ...

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

Russian woman 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. Writes about this BBC. At Moscow's 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 for pardon of a citizen of Israel and the United States, Naama Issachar, 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 incarceration in prisons contracted with private companies, writes Reuters. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign legislation this week that will prohibit private commercial corporations from running ...

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

A Florida court in the US sentenced a juror to 10 days in prison for oversleeping and failing to appear at the start of the trial. In August, 21-year-old Deandre Somerville of West Palm Beach was named a member of the jury. On the first day of the trial ...

'Half of him is left': the wife of a Russian arms baron is shocked after meeting him in a US prison

For the first time in 7 years, "Baron of arms" Victor Booth, who is serving a sentence in a prison in Illinois, was allowed to meet with his family. Writes about this "RIA Novosti". Viktor's wife Alla But on Wednesday, September 18, first met with her husband Viktor, who is serving a sentence in prison ...

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