A Cook County Sheriff's police car patrols the exterior of the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Jan. 12, 2016.
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The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment.
The inmate, who allegedly received the exorcism instead of medical help, later died.
"Coming out to nothing, not being able to support your family... it creates a helplessness."
A 'mini-max' jail will house radicalised inmates.
He'll be released to a rehabilitation program.
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Amirah Droudis was sentenced for the murder of Man Haron Monis' ex wife.
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Matthew Perrin committed million-dollar fraud.
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The incident has now been contained.
He will spend Christmas in jail.
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It involves a system of printing, posting and scanning.
The inmates stole rifles and other weapons from guards, killing one in the process.
Nine Australian revellers at Malaysia's Formula One racing circuit have been jailed after stripping down to reveal underpants themed on Malaysia's national flag. Social media photographs showed the me...
“Treat people like dirt, and they will be dirt. Treat them like human beings, and they will act like human beings.”
One month into her hunger strike, jailed Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has gained an army of supporters – at home and abroad – on social media, increasing pressure on auth...
New Australian research is warning about another possible HIV epidemic.
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Our message to governments is that addressing an overcrowded prison system at a time of falling crime rates should trigger a real change to our justice policies and current high spending prison approach.
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Prisons are congested and running low on food and uniforms in the troubled African nation.
He boarded a bus to an affluent Melbourne suburb to stab some "rich f--king c--ts." He found a 17-year-old schoolgirl in a park, targeting her because she "dressed all yuppie." He shoved her into a bu...
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Emotionally abusing children or failing to educate them will be treated as seriously as physical violence, with jail sentences for parents and carers who are found guilty. Sick of seeing vulnerable ch...
Witnesses fronting a parliamentary inquiry into the security classification of NSW inmates have highlighted confusion over the state’s penal system and pushed for effective reforms to deal with misman...
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An Australian woman of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin in her underwear, state media reported. Lam Thi Kim Hong Hanh, 38, was caught with 376 gr...
Terror charges against Melbourne teenager Harun Causevic were dropped today, but a handful of Australians still remain in custody over terror-related offences. Causevic, 18, was to face charges over a...