Guards clashed Saturday with prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison as the military sought to move hunger strikers out of a communal section of the detention center on the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said.
Minnesota jail prisoners provided about 3,000 hours worth of sandbag filling and other work during the flood fight of 2009.
They’ll help again if flooding hits this spring, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist, who said prisoners do community service work throughout the county on almost a daily basis.
By Dave Olson, Forum Communications Co.
, February 27, 2010
Of all the changes Barack Obama is trying to bring about, there is one that would have stunned and dismayed his most ardent supporters, had they foreseen it during the presidential campaign. After all his talk of American values and loyalty to the Constitution, Obama is positioning himself to become the man who brought indefinite detention to the United States.
Prisoners from the Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center, a women’s prison in southwestern North Dakota, have been sharing their stories with students from the region, focusing on the reality of drug and alcohol abuse.
By Beth Wischmeyer, The Dickinson Press
, November 02, 2009
It’s no surprise that former Vice President Dick Cheney is opposed to the Justice Department’s decision to investigate the torture of prisoners during the Bush-Cheney administration.
After all, Cheney has acknowledged that he was “aware” of waterboarding (simulated drowning) of detainees to get them to talk.
Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers
, September 10, 2009
A Grand Forks councilman thinks the city should use county prisoners to maintain its park area along the Red River instead of hiring contractors.
November 12, 2008
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