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2014-05-13 23:03:50

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex...

2014-04-01 12:30:42

Plaintiffs in the Landmark Marriage Equality Supreme Court Case Bring on MWW's LGBT Practice to Amplify Their Message of Equality and Support New Documentary LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top five global independent public relations firms, today announced that Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the historic marriage equality Supreme Court case, Hollingsworth vs Perry, that led to the overturning of California's...

2006-07-17 11:16:13

By Laura MacInnis GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States defended its record on prisoner treatment, racial profiling, immigration and the death penalty on Monday in its first appearance before a top United Nations human rights panel in 11 years. Matthew Waxman, who lead the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, submitted a 66-page document offering legal justifications for policies ranging from renditions of foreign detainees to juvenile sentencing in the United States....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'