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US death row prisoners developing resistance to execution

indignitasThe penal system in the US could soon be ‘cast back into the dark ages’ unless action is taken to tackle the growing threat of resistance to execution, experts have said.

In a preliminary report from the US Government, there are clear signs that death row prisoners are developing increasing resistance to methods of execution that used to overcome inmates in a matter of minutes.

Report author, Professor Herbert J Scheckter said: “it used to be that traditional methods such as the electric chair or lethal injections would bring an end pretty quickly. Increasingly though we keep seeing prisoners that last longer and longer. Sooner or later we believe there will be prisoners that are immune to current methods of execution”.

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Posted: Jul 28th, 2014
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Prisoners to be released through new HMP Gift Shops

shoplifting actually encouragedIn a new effort to rebalance the public finances, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that prisoners reaching the end of their sentence in UK jails will no longer be released straight onto the streets, but will instead leave prison through a new HM Prisons Gift Shop.

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Posted: Jul 2nd, 2012
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Reruns of Colditz blamed for new spate of prison breakouts

trying to escape 'just part of the fun'‘In this day and age you just don’t expect to find a ruddy great tunnel running from the back of the showers to the newsagents across the street, do you?’

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Posted: Nov 7th, 2010
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Prisoners to be offered ‘shitty job that just covers mortgage’ sentence option

Offenders are to be offered an alternative to incarceration. Instead they can be sentenced to a shitty unrewarding job, with a bullying boss who takes out his self loathing on underlings, for a salary that just about covers their outgoings.

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Posted: Aug 16th, 2010
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Entire prisons moved to fool inspectors

'a model environment, with fewer than six inmates to a four-poster bed'Five prison managers are facing gross misconduct charges after being accused of moving two London jails ahead of visits by inspectors.

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Posted: Oct 21st, 2009
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