Demonstrators in Portland reject Biden presidency, FED agents use tear gas

Demonstrators in Portland reject Biden presidency, FED agents use tear gas on crowds Protesters say the newly inaugurated President Biden ‘will not save us’ By Sophie Mann Hours after the inauguration…

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From 'supermax for kids' to family man and Indigenous role model

The young adult: Isaiah spent his teen years in and out of youth detention. Now he’s using his experience to reach others like him in western SydneyAustralia’s anguish: the Indigenous…

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Indigenous prison population continues to increase, while non-Indigenous incarceration rate falls

Productivity Commission report highlights increasing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous imprisonment ratesThe number of Indigenous Australian prisoners has continued to grow despite an overall reduction in the number of adult…

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More than 30 countries condemn Australia at UN over high rates of child incarceration

Human rights session calls on Canberra to raise age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 as China attacks Australia over ‘baseless charges’ Australia has come under international pressure to…

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Federal Prisons Placed Under Full-On Lockdown ‘In Light of Current Events’

Federal prisons throughout the United States have been placed under full-on lockdown indefinitely, officials said. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on Saturday announced "temporary security measures" to secure all 122 federal…

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'Hell scared': how a terrified homeless boy found himself locked up alone in the 'hole'

The child’s story: Louie has been in and out of juvenile detention most of his young adult life. He tells of how he’d pretend to be on the phone to…

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Australia's anguish: the Indigenous kids trapped behind bars

In a new series, Childhood in custody, Guardian Australia investigates the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in juvenile justice and examines how the system operates – by…

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'Enough is enough': detainees set fire to parts of Christmas Island detention centre – video

Video footage shows detainees setting a mattress on fire as part of a protest about conditions at the Australian-run detention centreChristmas Island detainees riot and set fire to buildings in…

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Boston Marathon Bomber sues over his right to wear a baseball cap in prison

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving of the two Boston Marathon Bombers. Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, who was very possibly an FBI informant, was believed to be the mastermind behind the…

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