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  • Nurturing smart justice in Los Angeles County

    Nurturing smart justice in Los Angeles County
    Nearly four years ago, California's 58 counties and their jails began taking on some of the state's burden of housing and supervising nonviolent felons, and contrary to widespread belief, the shift wasn't merely a result of federal court orders to...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • California rightly revisits its tough-on-youth-crime stance

    California rightly revisits its tough-on-youth-crime stance
    California long led the world in juvenile injustice. Just five years ago, when there were only seven people outside the U.S. serving life prison terms with no possibility of parole for crimes they had committed before they became adults, California had...
  • WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan

    WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan
    Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general
    Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations. A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...
  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man
    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison

    U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison
    A long-held Al Qaeda suspect at Guantanamo Bay was sent home to Kuwait early Wednesday after U.S. officials concluded he does not pose a threat to the United States. Fawzi Odah, 37, was never charged or put on trial during his 13 years in the U.S....
  • Six detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay

    Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday. The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
  • Wreaths Across America ceremony to held at Hampton cemetery

    Wreaths will be placed at veterans headstones throughout the country on Dec. 13, including at the Hampton National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America Day takes place each December and will be replicated at 900 locations this year. A remembrance ceremony...
  • Dec. 13 Letters: Campus assaults, CIA report

    Safe on campus? I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities. Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...