Mother of Russian 'arms baron' asks Biden and Putin to release her son from US prison

The mother of a Russian arms dealer, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States and inspired the filmmakers with Nicolas Cage in the title role, asked the leaders of the United States and Russia to negotiate the release of her son, writes Yahoo. Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are expected to discuss ...

US lawmakers demand the release of an American convicted in Russia for a conflict with the police

The former US Marine was jailed on charges of assaulting police officers, writes Voice of America. The heads of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs submitted a resolution demanding that Russia release the former US Marine Trevor Reed, who was imprisoned in that country. ...

California will release 17 thousand criminals ahead of schedule

The California authorities are forced to release prisoners serving sentences for minor crimes, writes “Voice of America”. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he's ready to re-close the city. One of the problems in California right now is the outbreak of COVID-19 in prisons. The authorities are forced to go ...

New US study: 96% of coronavirus-infected people have no symptoms

When the first cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus surfaced in Ohio prisons, the director in charge realized she was facing an uncontrollable situation, writes Reuters. “We weren't always able to pinpoint where all the cases came from,” said Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. ...

In one of the US states, 10 prisoners were freed by mistake, 6 was returned

In South Carolina, 10 prisoners were mistakenly released early - this happened over two years due to errors in calculating the terms of their sentences. This statement was made by the State Department of Corrections. According to officials, only six were returned back to prison. ...

In the US, prisoners escaped from prison, hiding in garbage cans: search was announced

Police are looking for two prisoners from a penal colony in Louisville, Kentucky who escaped late Saturday night, hiding in a trash can. Around 22 pm Saturday, Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt escaped from custody, hiding “in food dumpsters ...

In Georgia, prisoners rescued a guard. They promise to shorten the period

Inmates in Georgia rescued a guard who had passed out. Now they are promised to shorten their time in prison. According to the Sheriff's Office of Polk County, Georgia, Officer Jones was working with six inmates who were mowing grass in the cemetery when he suddenly passed out and ...

Obama pardoned more convicted than his 11 predecessors together

The 44th US President Barack Obama pardoned 22 more convicts serving sentences in federal prisons on November 79. In total, during his presidency, he has pardoned more than a thousand people, Time reports. 342 of them were sentenced to life imprisonment. Only…

The most popular prison currency in the US has become noodles

Cigarettes and postage stamps, once the main currency in American prisons, are now less popular than the instant noodles known as ramen. At least that's what a study by Michael Gibson-Light, a research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Arizona, says. As Gibson-Light found out, worsening conditions in prisons and lower costs ...

Prisoners in Texas escaped from their cell to save the life of a guard. Video

In Weatherford, Texas, inmates broke out of their cell to help a guard who had a heart attack. There were eight prisoners in the cell, the guard was talking to them, sitting opposite, writes Buzzfeed. After a while, the prisoners noticed that the man felt bad ...

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