A woman named only as Laura has been in a jail in Qatar since mid-March, having been convicted by the courts for “illicit consensual fornication” and being “drunk in a public place.” She was arrested after reporting her rape.
Owen Labrie, now 20, was released from jail on Monday, May 16. Labrie, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate at the elite St. Paul’s School in 2014, was sent to jail in March after violating the terms of his bail. Though he was initially sentenced to a year, Merrimack County Judge Larry…
A new report from a prisoner advocacy group says that corrections officers in Massachusetts are illegally shackling pregnant inmates, despite a two-year-old law banning the practice. Inmates aren’t supposed to be shackled in the state when they’re in labor, in their second or third trimesters, or immediately…
Socialite Tinsley Mortimer, 40, whose title as a Manhattan’s It-iest It Girl disintegrated along with the market in 2008, was arrested for trespassing on Saturday night in Palm Beach, Florida.
Earlier this month, Vice contributor Susan Zalkind spotted convicted sex offender Owen Labrie, 19, on a train in Boston. Labrie, Vice reports, was on the train to visit his girlfriend at Harvard. Zalkind had covered Labrie’s trial; the former student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School became the poster boy for a…
Some county jails in Tennessee are now providing long-acting, reversible birth control to inmates who request it. Although the program is, as far as we know, entirely voluntary, it’s being framed as a controversial choice by a local news station, which insinuates that it’s a waste of taxpayer money.
Cumberland County Jail has had some problems contraband getting in. That’s why the Maine jail’s security protocols have been tightened to make sure anyone entering won’t bring something metal along with them. Unfortunately, the metal detectors weren’t just picking up keys and bracelets—they were also picking up bras.…
Rodney Cotton is $750,000 dollars richer today, but the money he’s won from New York City will likely do little to help him get his life back on track. While money is helpful, sure, it won’t bring back what’s most important: the loss of penile function that Cotton suffered after spending time in a Manhattan jail.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released an $18 million plan that will, starting next year, allow NYC judges to keep nonviolent suspects out of Rikers by replacing bail with “supervision options including daily check-ins, text-message reminders and required drug or behavioral therapy.”
At long last, former Virginia delegate Joe Morrissey has acknowledged the extremely, extremely obvious: that he had a baby with his former secretary, 19-year-old Myrna Pride. This follows a bizarre incident last week where Morrissey handed a reporter a photo of himself, Pride and the baby, dressed in what looked like…
It’s been three years since Lindsay Lohan, star of Just My Luck and Herbie: Fully Loaded, was ordered to serve 125 hours of community service. Since then, Lohan has served about 10 of those hours because she’s a busy career woman who has no time to give back to the community. So now she might be going to jail.
Well, is it?
The Associated Press is reporting that three Russian women have been sentenced to 10 to 15 days in jail apiece on “hooliganism” charges after making the video you see above, which shows their dance troupe twerking in a field near a war memorial.
It's been a little more than two months since ex-MMA fighter War Machine was jailed for the savage beating of his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack, and about three weeks since he reportedly attempted suicide in the Las Vegas jail where he's being held while awaiting trial.
A Pennsylvania woman died last Saturday while serving a two-day sentence for truancy that would have erased $2,200 worth of fines and court fees from her record. The mother of seven was serving time for her children's numerous absences from school. The fees had been accruing since 1999.
An amorous man in a foreign land has been jailed over what a pitchfork-wielding* mob of a dozen neighbors call sex so loud that it's a public nuisance. The man claims he's being unfairly persecuted for being too good at sex. Guess which European country. Just guess.
What does a person deserve for being caught possessing another person's credit cards and baggies containing trace amounts of marijuana? A fine? Probation? Jail time? Nah, not tough enough. How about death?
Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of two members of Pussy Riot who was being held in prison in Mordovia, has not had any contact with her family for 10 days, BuzzFeed reports, leading them to believe that she's missing. This silence follows a facility transfer given to Tolokonnikova after she wrote an open letter denouncing…
This weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show, a few actors from Orange Is The New Black made an appearance and discussed prison conditions.