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Murder, Tragedy Are Familiar Themes For Actors In San Quentin Production Of Shakespeare's Macbeth

MARIN COUNTY (KCBS)— One of the toughest prisons in the United States is showcasing talent that shines new light on the plays of Shakespeare. Behind the walls of Marin County’s San Quentin Prison, inmate actors perform ‘Macbeth’ under the direction of the… 286 more words


This is the Question

Is Charging Inmates to Stay in Prison Smart Policy?

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VOX points out several issues which emerge with these policies.  212 more words

San Quentin's Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells. 73 more words


3 Inmates Charged In Escape From Wis. Correctional Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Charges have been made against the three inmates who escaped from a New Richmond, Wis. correctional facility earlier this month.

Jesse Jamal Fairley, 26, Kyle John Peterson, 19, and Andre Lee Vance, 21, have each been charged with one count of escaping criminal arrest. 72 more words


The Peacekeepers

Every day when I walk in,

To this place of steel and cold,

I remind myself of who I am,

And the responsibility I hold. 129 more words


A Rough Start

You hear it all the time on the news “Officer guns down suspect” , “Deputy saves 5 ducklings from drowning”, or “Local police arrest serial killer”.   176 more words


Pakistan executes three more death row inmates

LAHORE: Three convicted prisoners were executed in separate jails of Pakistan’s Punjab province early Saturday morning, media reports said.

Rashid Muneer, a convicted killer, was sent to gallows in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail at this daybreak. 143 more words