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Convicted Auschwitz guard bids for clemency to avoid prison

BERLIN — A former Auschwitz death camp guard has launched a bid for clemency in a final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder, German authorities said Monday. Attorneys for Oskar Groening, 96, filed the appeal ...

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Upstate N.Y. woman sent to prison for fatally poisoning her boss

Kaitlyn Conley will have plenty of time to reflect on her crime. The 24-year-old upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for poisoning Mary Yoder, her former boss and ex-boyfriend’s mother, according to WKTV. She ...

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N.Y. pol to pension fund: Pull out of private prison companies

ALBANY — A state senator from Harlem has introduced a bill that would require the pension fund to disinvest from companies with ties to privately run prisons, the Daily News has learned. “There is no reason a progressive state like ...

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Kanter on facing Turkish prison sentence: Four years? That's it?

Enes Kanter won’t be intimidated — by NBA stars or the Turkish government. Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu Agency said prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for the Knicks cenon charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ...

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Mobster gets prison sentence for selling untaxed cigarettes

A suspected mobster was sentenced Friday to four months in federal lockup, and four months of home confinement, for selling untaxed cigarettes. Bradford Wedra, 62, pleaded guilty to trafficking contraband cigarettes in May. Wedra was arrested as part of a ...

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'Bully' who sucker-punched disabled man sentenced to prison

A bully caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a Pennsylvania convenience store in May has been sentenced to three to six years in prison. Barry Baker, 29, asked Common Pleas Court Judge William Mahon for leniency ...

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Rev. Al Sharpton visits Meek Mill in Pennsylvania prison

Locked-up rapper Meek Mill sounds strong and determined to spotlight the injustice of a system that tossed him in prison, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday. Sharpton was speaking with reporters right after visiting Mill for an hour in a ...

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Brazil prison beauty pageant

Brazil prison beauty pageant Inmates from the Talavera Bruce penitentiary swapped their orange jumpsuits for evening gowns and heels as they got ready for the annual beauty pageant. The event, which allows 10 women to compete as the other inmates ...

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Oscar Pistorius hit with more than 13 years in prison

The search for justice caught up with former athlete Oscar Pistorius, whose “shockingly lenient” prison sentence for murder was increased to more than 13 years. South African’s Supreme Court sided with state prosecutors appealing the six-year sentence handed down for ...

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Denzel Washington says don't blame the prison system

In “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Denzel Washington plays an idealistic defense attorney whose beliefs are tested when he joins a new law firm. The Oscar winner says making the film did not make him more cynical about the justice system ...

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