Original participants in China’s pro-democracy movement in 1989 are back in prison on the 26th anniversary of the government’s brutal suppression of those protests, a stark reminder that the ruling Communist Party continues to repress dissidents, activists say.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime campaign, a conservative criminal justice reform initiative.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 on a study that seeks to give “gender affirmation” to incarcerated transwomen in San Francisco.
William Beavers, a Democrat former Cook County Commissioner, was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday for failing to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars he took out his campaign fund and used for gambling and personal expenses, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Former Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is not pleased with his incarcerated life so far, citing the prison’s lack of amenities.
Will Smith, star of Seven Pounds and a major political donor to President Barack Obama, attempted to use his influence in the White House to get rapper T.I. released from prison, according to an interview with T.I. in Billboard.
The Obama administration is using prison labor to advance its green energy agenda, enriching foreign companies and some of the president’s largest campaign donors in the process.
A former top staffer for Pennsylvania state House Democrats was sentenced Monday to 18 to 48 months in prison for his role in a legislative bonus scandal