Eyvin Hernandez case: Los Angeles attorney jailed in Venezuela begs for Biden not to forget him

Eyvin Hernandez case: Los Angeles attorney jailed in Venezuela begs for Biden not to forget him

MIAMI — A Los Angeles attorney detained in Venezuela is pleading for help from the Biden administration, saying in a jailhouse message that he feels forgotten by the U.S. government as he faces criminal charges at the hands of one of the nation’s top adversaries. Eyvin Hernandez, who has been detained for five months, describes … Read more

Indigenous activists condemn New York Times obituary of Uncle Jack Charles as offensive

Indigenous activists condemn New York Times obituary of Uncle Jack Charles as offensive

Ronnie Gorrie, a Gunai/Kurnai woman from Victoria and a former Queensland police officer, has condemned the New York Times over its obituary of Uncle Jack Charles. Ms Gorrie, who knew celebrated actor and activist Uncle Jack personally, described the obituary as insensitive and culturally inappropriate. NOTE: This story uses Uncle Jack Charles’s name and image with the permission … Read more

Selesa Tafaifa died in jail with a spit hood over her head – now her family wants them outlawed

Selesa Tafaifa died in jail with a spit hood over her head – now her family wants them outlawed

Salote Isa’ako had no idea spit hoods were used on prisoners until she saw footage of her mother’s final moments with one of them over her head. Key points: The Queensland Police Service will discontinue the use of spit hoods in the state’s watch houses That does not cover prisons where Queensland Corrective Services say … Read more

Escaped prisoner Kane Quinn pleads ignorance of girlfriend Lila Walto’s plan to ram jail vehicle

Escaped prisoner Kane Quinn pleads ignorance of girlfriend Lila Walto’s plan to ram jail vehicle

A prisoner who was sprung from custody by his girlfriend last year knew nothing of the plan and had faced an almost biblical level of temptation to go with her, the ACT Magistrates Court has heard. Key points: Kane Quinn, 30, says he was unaware of his girlfriend’s plan to free him from prison Lila … Read more

Aboriginal man dies in custody at Loddon Prison in Castlemaine

Aboriginal man dies in custody at Loddon Prison in Castlemaine

An Aboriginal prisoner has died in a Victorian jail, the second Indigenous man to die in custody in the state in five weeks. Key points: The Aboriginal man died in custody at Loddon Prison on Sunday The coroner will investigate his death Another Aboriginal man aged in his 30s died at Port Phillip Prison last month Authorities confirmed the … Read more

Canberra man jailed for nearly five years for striking police officer with car

Canberra man jailed for nearly five years for striking police officer with car

A Canberra man who drove at a police officer while high on methamphetamine, in a hit-and-run near Nimmitabel, has been sentenced to nearly five years in jail in the Queanbeyan court.  Key points: McCracken pleaded guilty to aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact The police officer he … Read more

Ex-Drug-Trafficker Breaks Down 8 Trafficking Scenes In Movies and TV | How Real Is It? | Insider – Insider

Ex-Drug-Trafficker Breaks Down 8 Trafficking Scenes In Movies and TV | How Real Is It? | Insider – Insider

Ex-Drug-Trafficker Breaks Down 8 Trafficking Scenes In Movies and TV | How Real Is It? | Insider  Insider

What will a ban on smoking at Canberra’s Jail mean to inmates and prison guards?

What will a ban on smoking at Canberra’s Jail mean to inmates and prison guards?

Canberra’s jail will soon be smoke-free with staff and detainees being encouraged to quit cigarettes in the next 12 months. Preparations have begun with nicotine replacement therapies and other supports being offered to prisoners and corrections workers at the Alexander Machonochie Centre (AMC). ABC Canberra’s Lish Fejer spoke to Maddy Northham, the secretary of the ACT CPSU which … Read more

Van involved in high-speed police chase before deadly Bradford crash – The Independent

Van involved in high-speed police chase before deadly Bradford crash – The Independent

Van involved in high-speed police chase before deadly Bradford crash  The Independent Driver, 15, killed three by speeding wrong way down motorway into head-on crash  Metro.co.uk Boy, 16, given six years’ detention for killing three people while speeding wrong way down M606  Telegraph and Argus Boy, 15, sped in stolen van and killed three people in horror crash … Read more

Bali bombmaker Umar Patek records on-camera interview from Indonesian jail

Bali bombmaker Umar Patek records on-camera interview from Indonesian jail

Convicted Bali bombmaker Umar Patek, who faces imminent parole, has recorded an extraordinary on-camera interview from jail about his involvement in the 2002 nightclub bombings. Key points: A video interview posted on Porong Prison’s official YouTube account shows Patek discussing his involvement with the Bali bombings The bombmaker claims he was always against the attacks … Read more