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Get out of jail card: Russia plans penal work option for prisoners with non-felony convictions

The Russian government is considering legislation which will allow those convicted of offences which do not constitute a felony to work instead of serving out their sentence in prison. The bill, that has been introduced in the State Duma, seeks to reduce the minimal term after which inmates can be let out early to do penal work. Under the current ...

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San Francisco to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions

The San Francisco district attorney’s office has begun a process to expunge weed-related convictions from thousands of criminal records. At a media conference Wednesday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon estimated that his office will immediately dismiss 3,038 marijuana-related misdemeanors and begin reviewing another 4,940 marijuana-related felonies to be reclassified as misdemeanors. “Today I’m announcing that the San Francisco District ...

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‘They took our flag & anthem, but not our honor & convictions!’ – Ilya Kovalchuk

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 12:43 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 13:12 Russian international ice-hockey player and former NHL star, Ilya Kovalchuk, says that Russian athletes should go to the Olympics in South Korea, despite the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to ban the Russian flag and national anthem. On Tuesday, the IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) from ...

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Criminal convictions in doubt as 10,000 blood samples may have been manipulated

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 15:28 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 15:36 More than 10,000 criminal cases “may have been altered” by rogue scientists at a lab analyzing evidence of drug driving, violent crime, sexual offences and unexplained deaths. Retests of samples have already led to cases being dropped and others appealed. Two staff at Randox Testing Services in Manchester ...

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15 prisoners have convictions thrown out in Chicago over crooked cops

Fifteen men who were framed by a corrupt team of cops in Chicago have had their convictions thrown out en masse, leading to calls for hundreds of other cases linked to the team led by disgraced former officer Ronald Watts to be investigated. The 15 had their convictions quashed Thursday, and hours later, seven cops allegedly part of Watts’ team ...

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Sheldon SIlver's seven overturned convictions, explained

Sheldon Silver was convicted in November 2015 of seven counts relating to corruption. WIRE FRAUD, TWO COUNTS A jury found Silver committed mail fraud for soliciting — and accepting — kickbacks in the form of legal referral fees. MAIL FRAUD, TWO COUNTS He received $ 3 million from personal injury law firm Weitz & Luxenberg for referring mesothelioma patients, and ...

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Brooklyn DA hopeful blasts current admin for wrongful convictions

A candidate for Brooklyn district attorney is calling out the current administration for not making changes to their policies after several wrongful convictions were tied to staffers. Former prosecutor Ama Dwimoh held a news conference in front of Brooklyn Civil Supreme Court on Adams St. Thursday to discuss her plan, if elected, to reform and prevent wrongful convictions. Along with ...

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