• U.S. soldier convicted of WikiLeaks crimes granted name change

    Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday. ...

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    • Iran prison chief replaced after alleged beatings

      Iran said on Wednesday it had replaced the country's prisons chief amid an uproar over alleged beating of political prisoners last week in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison Families of the dozens of political prisoners held there have been protesting outside parliament and the presidential complex and…

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        • Incarcerated Workers Launch Nonviolent Work Strike Against "New Jim Crow" Across Alabama Prisons

          BIRMINGHAM, AL – Hidden from public view by barbed-wire fences and windowless concrete walls, a movement is brewing in Alabama that could change America. This Monday, hundreds of men incarcerated in St. Clair and prisons across the state will stop work, adding economic muscle to their demands for…

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          • Palestinian Factions Made Peace in Israel’s Jails

            Palestinian Factions Made Peace in Israel’s Jails Hamas and Fatah leaders have announced they’re going to work together after years of animosity, but their rank and file have been cooperating for a long time—in Israeli prisons. RAMALLAH, West Bank—Leaders of Hamas and Fatah announced this week that…

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