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Inmate who sought medical help died of perforated ulcer

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia medical examiner says a 60-year-old jail inmate died of a perforated stomach ulcer two days after he was denied medical care. Donna Price of the Norfolk medical examiner’s office tells The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2e0Z38n ) that Henry Stewart experienced a “natural death,” and declined to elaborate. Stewart died at the Hampton Roads Regional … Continue reading

Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe
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Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor says she has asked Virginia State Police for additional investigative work into the death of a mentally ill inmate at a Portsmouth jail last year. Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales’ office says it received a preliminary report Tuesday from Virginia State Police, which is conducting a criminal investigation … Continue reading

Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts  to achieve criminal-justice reform
Education / National / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts to achieve criminal-justice reform

The United States has the largest reported inmate population in the world, with more than 2 million men and women serving time in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Millions more are on probation or parole. And yet few organizations advocate on their behalf. And fewer still actually work with those in the … Continue reading

Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka
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Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is closing its notorious 18th-century prison where sensational political killings over decades have targeted people on both sides of the South Asian country’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. The government wants to reopen the old, dilapidated Dhaka Central Jail as a museum to its tumultuous past, while giving its … Continue reading