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Reggae star Buju Banton sentenced 10 years for cocaine trafficking

WASHINGTON — Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was Thursday sentenced in Florida to ten years in prison for cocaine trafficking, federal court documents showed. Thirty-seven-year-old Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, was found guilty of possession of more than five kilos of cocaine, with “intent to distribute,” by…

Bahrain court jails opposition activists ‘for life’

DUBAI (AFP) – A special Bahrain court on Wednesday sentenced eight Shiite opposition activists to life in prison for “plotting to overthrow” the kingdom’s Sunni regime, state news agency BNA reported. The National Safety Court of first instance also jailed 13 others for terms ranging from two to 15 years…

Radical Islam spreading in US prisons: lawmakers

WASHINGTON – US prisons are becoming a hotbed for indoctrinating inmates and turning them into radical Muslims, US lawmakers were told Wednesday in the second of a series of controversial hearings. “Despite appearances, prison walls are porous. Outside influences access those on the inside, and inmates reach from the inside…

Egypt’s Mubarak unfit for prison move: prosecutor

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday ousted President Hosni Mubarak was not in a condition to be transferred to a prison hospital and would remain in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh for the time being. The prosecutor said in a statement that a medical team had concluded “not to transfer the patient…

Supreme Court orders California to free 40,000 prisoners

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights — but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a narrow 5-4 majority ruling upholding a lower court decision, the top US court said the release is the…

California prison riot leaves two stabbed, many injured

LOS ANGELES — At least two inmates were stabbed Friday in a “large scale riot” at a maximum security prison in California, where gunfire was used to quell the unrest, authorities said. Around 150 inmates were involved in the disturbance that started mid-morning in the main exercise yard of the…

Texas police deputy jailed for delivering ‘heroin tacos’ to prison

A Texas police officer pleaded guilty Thursday charges that will garner him a 6-year prison sentence for attempting to give a prisoner a cache of heroin concealed in a delivery of tacos. The investigation into Robert Falcon, 48, of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department ended with a sting operation that…

Mississippi execution uses sedative for first time

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Benny Joe Stevens, who was convicted of killing four people, including two children, has been executed by the state of Mississippi with a drug normally used to euthanize animals. Stevens, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:22 pm (23:22 GMT) at the state penitentiary in the town of…

Two pounds of marijuana earns NOLA man a life sentence

A 35-year-old man from New Orleans was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of possessing two pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute, according to a report in The New Orleans Times-Picayune. It was the fourth marijuana conviction for Cornell Hood…

Obama urges Bahrain king to respect ‘universal rights’

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama urged Bahrain’s monarch to respect “universal rights of the people” on Saturday, two days after the tiny Gulf state sentenced several protesters to death. US officials have criticized Bahrain over the speed of a trial in which Shiite pro-democracy protesters were sentenced to death…

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