politics
Chelsea Manning Free After Seven Years in Military Prison

After seven years in prison, Chelsea Manning was released early Wednesday morning from the Fort Leavenworth disciplinary barracks in Kansas. Read More >>

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Justice Secretary Thinks Barking Dogs Can Scare Away Drones

The justice secretary, speaking on the very modern and serious matter of people flying things into prisons by drone, has revealed that she hasn't really got much of a clue about drones. Including, but not limited to, how they work, how they are operated, why they stay in the sky and anything about what they're actually like. Read More >>

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How a Tattoo Gun is Made in Prison

People in prison are so damn resourceful that they can turn a pen, a Walkman, a couple of paper clips, a few rubber bands, and a set of batteries into a fully functional tattoo gun. The motor, battery pack, and switch come from a Walkman that’s torn apart, the ink obviously comes from the pen, the needle is made from the paper clip, and the rubber bands hold it all together. Read More >>

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For the First Time, Someone’s Been Jailed for Using Drones to Smuggle Goods Into Prisons

Daniel Kelly, you’ve gone down in history. The 37-year-old has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for using a drone to smuggle naughty stuff into prisons. Read More >>

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Prison’s Cardboard Police Branded Offensive to Actual Cops

An attempt to reduce the numbers of visitors smuggling drugs, mobile phones and USB sticks heaving with pornography into a prison has been roundly mocked, with Chelmsford Prison's installation of 7ft cardboard policemen in its car park branded an insult to the security staff who actually work there. Read More >>

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Christmas for Prisoners Ruined as Drugs Delivery Drone Crashes

A consignment of drugs meant for those locked up in Bullingdon Prison has been knocked out of the sky by prison bosses, with authorities revealing that a drone's cargo of drugs was "intercepted" by prison staff before it could be divvied up among inmates. Read More >>

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Crooks With Drone Busted Trying to Smuggle Porn and Drugs Into Prison

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) often get a bad name for being technological troublemakers, and this story won't gonna help: police from Maryland, US, say they’ve arrested two men who supossedly planned to smuggle contraband into prison using a drone. Read More >>

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Enterprising Smugglers Use Drone to Drop Goodies in Prison

An off the shelf DJI Phantom 2 drone was put to bad use by some bad men, who used one of the miniature machines to try to fly contraband goods into Bedford prison. Read More >>

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Prisoner Faked Jail Release Emails — And Walked Out

An "experienced" fraudster managed to trick his way out of prison by faking a web site supposedly belonging to the court service and declaring himself a free man in some believable emails. So prison bosses let him out. Read More >>

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How Prisoners in China Get Out of Jail Early With Patents

China absolutely dominates the rest of the world when it comes to the number of patents it produces, thanks in part to a system of government rewards that encourage inventors with everything from cash to early release from prison. Wait, what? Read More >>

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Charles Manson to Marry Prison Visitor

Charles Manson, the 80-year-old US murderer, has been granted a license to get married. His victim will be a 26-year-old "groupie" who's been visiting him in jail for nine years. Read More >>

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Ohio’s Using a Drone to Spy on Prisoners (and Their Smuggling Friends)

Ever heard of the Panopticon? It's a type of prison design that enables a single watchman to see everyone. Now, Ohio is experimenting with an interesting twist on that idea by putting the watchman in the sky with an infrared camera. Read More >>