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Mos Def Challenges BET, Oprah, and Obama to Pay Tribute to Executed Prisoner Troy Davisnew

On September 21, 2011, at 11:08 p.m. in Jackson, Georgia, a death row inmate named Troy Davis, convicted 20 years ago for the murder of off-duty Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail, was executed by lethal injection. And in the final weeks leading up to his scheduled execution, celebrities and rap stars helped lead a last-minute push to save Davis's life, even pleading with President Obama to personally intervene.
Miami New Times  |  S. Pajot  |  09-28-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Video Vulture: The Scariest Prisoner (and the Scariest Scary Prisoner Movies)new

A good way to introduce a villain is to show the elaborate safety precautions needed to keep him safely behind bars. A regular old jail cell just isn't secure enough for these maniacs.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  John Tebbutt  |  09-17-2009  |  Movies

Private Contractors Played Key Role in Abuse of Iraqi Prisonersnew

Among those involved in the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib were private contractors - who may never be accountable for their acts.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  A.C. Thompson and Pratap Chatterjee  |  08-07-2004  |  War

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