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Taxpayers foot the bill for transporting prisoners in Stark County

January 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If more defendants chose to do preliminary hearings and other short court appearances via interactive television, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office would spend less time and money on prisoner transport. Continue Reading

Condemned in Texas no longer get special last meal

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Death row inmate Lawrence Brewer’s food order seemed more like a feast fit for an army than a man headed to execution. Now, because of public outrage, it’s the last special meal made for condemned prisoners. Continue Reading

Appleton prison may reopen in 2012

November 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune

APPLETON The Prairie Correctional Facility at Appleton may reopen in 2012 and house prisoners from California, the owner of the vacant 1,600-bed prison an-nounced Friday.
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MOMS BEHIND BARS: Report faults state prisons’ treatment of mothers

October 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The report, being released today by the National Women’s Law Center and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, analyzes policies in three areas prenatal care, shackling of pregnant women during childbirth, and community-based alternatives to incarceration enabling mothers to be with their children. Only one state, Pennsylvania, received an A grade.
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