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Woman who killed random shopper in supermarket gets life

Monday, November 23, 2015
Connor MacCalister, 31, of Saco, is led the into courtroom at the York County Courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Alfred, Maine. MacCalister, accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket, pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.
Connor MacCalister told police she was angry with life and had gone to the store to kill "several random people." ...

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Murderer/cannibal Luka Magnotta is apparently thriving in prison

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Luka Rocco Magnotta
After initially pleading not guilty, the adult film star eventually admitted to videotaping himself butchering and eating Lin, who he met through a Craigslist ad. ...

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Transgender woman locked in men’s prison loses legal appeal

Friday, October 30, 2015
Tara Hudson was sentenced  to 12 weeks in prison for head-butting a bar manager.
Hey lawyers alleges she was separated from other inmates and "locked in a cell 23 hours a day." ...

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California sets standards for state-funded sex reassignment surgery for inmates

Saturday, October 24, 2015
To qualify, prisoners must be diagnosed with what is formally known as gender dysphoria and lived as their identified gender for at least 12 months. ...

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Ashley Madison hack puts gay lives at risk

Friday, August 21, 2015
Leaked personal information from this week's Ashley Madison hack leaves gay lives in danger all around the world.
The hack exposes the names of users who live in places where homosexual is punishable by death. ...

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Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules… over expired toothpaste

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
The transgender Army private was also accused of having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover. ...

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Brutal antigay attack lands two in jail

Friday, August 14, 2015
Footage of the Moroccan attack posted on YouTube last month.
Two men have been incarcerated and fined following a vicious assault in Morocco. ...

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Chelsea Manning is facing “indefinite solitary confinement”

Friday, August 14, 2015
Pfc. Chelsea Manning
Prison charges include possession of expired toothpaste. ...

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Will California become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery?

Friday, August 7, 2015
Inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether Michelle-Lael Norsworthy should be released 30 years after she fatally shot 26-year-old Franklin Gordon Liefer Jr. ...

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Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"In Brazil, even regular prisoners are an invisible to society at large. Transgender prisoners are doubly invisible . and vulnerable," said Claudio Nascimento, who heads the Rio Without Homophobia advocacy group.
Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transgender people. ...

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