Woman Imprisoned as a Teen for Killing Abusive Pimp Will Soon Be Free

On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown essentially decided that a woman who received a life sentence for killing her abusive pimp in 1994 would be allowed to keep her impending freedom. » 10/27/13 3:30pm 10/27/13 3:30pm

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized After Hunger Strike

Maria Alekhina, member of persecuted Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, was hospitalized Tuesday after the seventh day of a hunger strike spurred by months of predictably vicious treatment by prison officials. » 5/28/13 10:40am 5/28/13 10:40am

Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike

Ready for a trip to the frightening Twilight Zone episode that is Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s continued incarceration? After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her during the hearing, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two… » 5/22/13 9:45pm 5/22/13 9:45pm

Jaycee Dugard Sues Government For "Gross Neglect" In Monitoring Garrido

In the '70s, Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage shed, where he repeatedly raped her. He was let out after only 11 years. From 1988 to 1999 he was on federally-supervised probation, yet he managed to kidnap Jaycee Dugard and keep her in his backyard… » 9/22/11 10:13pm 9/22/11 10:13pm

How Parole Officers Failed Jaycee Dugard

A report released Wednesday shows the many lapses by California parole authorities that allowed Phillip Garrido to hold Jaycee Dugard in his yard for 18 years — and the changes that need to be made so others avoid her fate. » 11/05/09 3:00pm 11/05/09 3:00pm

Mark David Chapman Denied Parole • Saudi Activist Speaks Out Against…

John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman, was been denied parole for the fifth time because the parole board believes that he still remains a threat to public safety. • A new video promoting Mary-Kate Olsen on the cover of British Elle documents a recycled photoshoot and a startlet's recycled responses. • Single,… » 8/12/08 5:30pm 8/12/08 5:30pm