Mass testing being done at Kentucky prison where virus found

The inmates asked a judge to order their release from custody or to move them to home confinement. Such action might be “the only way to prevent their sentences from becoming death sentences,” the suit said. They are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.

Connecticut inmate hangs himself with coronavirus mask: report

Daniel Ocasio, 32, of Windsor, was found by a staff member sitting on a bunk in his Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center cell at 5:07 a.m., with a ligature made from the cloth mask tied around his neck, the Department of Correction said.

Afghan gov’t releases 80 Taliban prisoners: official

Since early March, the Afghan government had released 5,100, including 500 prisoners who were not included in a Taliban list of prisoners, and Taliban freed 1,000 Afghan soldiers or government staff, but the Afghan government suspended the release of 400 Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes.

Afghan authorities begin release of ‘dangerous’ Taliban prisoners

A prisoner swap formed part of a deal signed by the Taliban and the United States in February, which saw Washington agree to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in return for a pledge from the insurgents to hold peace talks with the Afghan government.

Taliban prisoner release: Afghanistan frees final 400 Taliban convicts

Although the move has been considered necessary for the larger peace process between the Taliban and the Afghan government, it has drawn widespread concern as reports have emerged that dozens of the released Taliban militants were pinpointed as being involved in deadly attacks.

Ex-con who spent three years locked up with Charles Bronson before turning his life around insists Britain’s most notorious prisoner has ‘a lot to give society now’ and hopes he’ll be home soon

The tears were rolling down my cold cheeks. I was frozen in terror but could not move. I tightened the grip of my little fingers in the earth and felt the dampness of the mud. I was sure he saw me now as I managed to say, ‘Sorry. I’m sorry. Are you ok?’, stretch out my hand through […]

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Thursday that state officials are still working to determine the final amount paid out fraudulently, but believe it was between $550 million and $650 million. She says the state has recovered $333 million to date..

Chicago’s Silent Sentinels: History Museum Celebrates Women’s Suffrage

The Silent Sentinels were a group of suffragists organized by the National Woman’s Party (NWP) who began picketing outside the White House on January 10, 1917, in response to president Woodrow Wilson’s dismissive suggestion that they “concert public opinion” about the vote. The Silent Sentinels held signs with messages such as “Mr. President how long […]

Belarusians accuse authorities of torture and humiliation during mass detentions

Another video posted by Belarusian TV station Nexta, shows a police officer named Ivan Kolos saying he refuses to follow “criminal orders.” He urged his colleagues to not point guns at peaceful people and be with them instead. He said he would take orders from Tikhanovskaya, not from Lukashenko.