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congress is looking to stem the illegal flow of cellphones into jails, prisons


lawmakers seek "collaborative approach" between corrections officials and cellular providers to keep cellphones out of inmates' hands.        






empty jails hope to cash in on illegal-immigration crackdown


jails and private prisons across the country are weighing their options after the department of homeland security announced in january that it was shopping for more jail space as part of its efforts to secure the border.






congress calls on fcc to quell prison cellphone problem


more than 50 members of congress are calling on federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation's prisons.






national prosecutors group pressing fcc on prison cellphones


a group of national prosecutors is pressing federal regulators to find a solution to the dangers they say are posed by inmates' access to illegal cellphones inside prisons, adding their voices to others adamant that a technological fix is needed to shut down the dangerous devices.






national prosecutors group pressing fcc on prison cellphones


charleston, s.c. (ap) — a group of national prosecutors is pressing federal regulators to find a solution to the dangers they say are posed by inmates’ access to illegal cellphones inside prisons, adding their voices to others adamant that a technological fix is needed to shut down the dangerous devices. in a letter to federal […]






fcc approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones


federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates.






eu roadmap for libya to stem flow of sea migrants


libyan prime minister asked for rescue and emergency equipment to curb illegal migration across its border into europe.






congress calls on fcc to quell prison cellphone problem


columbia, s.c. (ap) — more than 50 members of congress are calling on federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons. in a letter obtained thursday by the associated press, 48 house members and four u.s. senators wrote to the federal communications commission that addressing the security threat […]






chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence


chicago police and federal agents are collaborating in an initiative to stem the flow of illegal guns in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant violence.






one comment from trump shows his administration's message on immigration has bee


when president trump boasts of progress he’s made on his biggest campaign promise — to build a wall and stem the flow of illegal immigration across the southern border — he speaks in terms of unadulterated success. but few others in the administration go so far. and with white house spokespeople,...






denmark to ban cash in largest prisons to fight crime


denmark's government says it will ban cash in the country's largest prisons and require inmates to pay electronically, to make it "easier to follow the money flow in and out."






for the record


jail expansion: in the sept. 27 california section, an article about a protest over los angeles county’s planned jail expansion said that about 63% of people in state prisons had not been sentenced in 2015. the statistic referred to people in jails across california, not state prisons. also, a...






justice dept implores fcc to combat prison cellphone problem


columbia, s.c. (ap) — the u.s. department of justice is pressing federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons. in a letter obtained thursday by the associated press, assistant attorney general beth williams wrote to the federal communications commission that addressing the security threat posed by contraband cellphones […]






solitary confinement restrictions move forward in house


the bill would prohibit jails and prisons in the state from putting children, pregnant women and those with a known serious mental illness or disability in isolation.






chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence


chicago (ap) — chicago police and federal agents are collaborating in an initiative to stem the flow of illegal guns in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant violence. president donald trump tweeted friday that “crime and killings in chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that i am sending in federal help.” his […]






eu leaders ink deal to stem refugee flow from libya


aids groups warn against curbing irregular migration before providing safe p age to those fleeing war and persecution.






eu leaders ink deal to stem refugee flow from libya


aids groups warn against curbing migrant influx before providing safe p age to those fleeing war and persecution.






immigrants are 42 percent of california’s stem workforce


foreign-born workers play an outsized role in california's stem economy, representing 42.4 percent of workers -- compared to 24.3 of stem employees in the united states. only new jersey ranks higher, with 43.8 percent of immigrant stem workers.






bill limiting solitary confinement goes to governor


the bill would prohibit jails and prisons from placing in solitary confinement inmates who are pregnant, mentally ill or younger than 18.






reprogrammed stem cells could help cure diseases


reprogrammed stem cells could help cure diseases on tuesday, a 60-year-old japanese man became the first human being to receive “reprogrammed” stem cells. the cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem (ips), which were donated by another person. the ips cells are developed by remo...






walker says he won’t visit wisconsin’s juvenile prisons


madison, wis. (ap) — gov. scott walker says he does not plan to visit wisconsin’s troubled juvenile prisons before his second term ends in over a year. walker has never been to the lincoln hills or copper lake prisons in irma north of wausau. the prisons have been the subject of a federal investigation into […]






banning in-person jail visits is foolish and needlessly cruel


as a movement has taken hold to get california’s jails and prisons to operate more efficiently while releasing inmates who are better able to successfully reenter society, there have been occasional steps in the opposite direction. one of the most destructive has been a trend to ban in-person visits...






minnesota county jails do brisk business with immigration authorities


populations rise at five jails that house detainees.






germany favors ban on boat exports to libya to stop migrants


the german government says it would support a ban on the export of boats from the european union to libya as part of measures to stem the flow of migrants across the mediterranean.






oct. 4 letters: when will congress end gun control insanity?


enough inaction – tell your congress members to make these weapons illegal and stop the carnage






oregon report on illegal immigrants: half repeat sex crime offenders, 83% from m


in a report that has national implications, almost half of the illegal immigrants held in oregon jails in may faced serious sex crimes including rape, abuse and sodomy. in fact, most are repeat offenders. of 969 illegals held in jail for that one month, 461 have been charged with the three sex crimes. a majority […]






reprogrammed stem cells could help cure diseases


on tuesday, a 60-year-old japanese man became the first human being to receive “reprogrammed” stem cells. the cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem (ips), which were donated by another person. the ips cells are developed by removing mature cells from one individual and reprogr...






pope urges faithful to consult bible as often as cellphones


vatican city (ap) — pope francis has called on the faithful to consult the bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages. francis urged a packed st. peter’s square following his weekly angelus blessing sunday to give the bible the same place in daily life as cellphones, asking: “what would […]






should californians give more money for stem cell research?


are californians getting their money’s worth for the $3 billion they invested in stem cell science in 2004? is there cause for optimism that major breakthrough discoveries are about to happen? what is holding back stem cell treatments from reaching patients? these are some of the issues to be...






eu tries to allay rights fears over plan to block migrants


european union leaders at a summit in malta on friday embraced a plan to stem a relentless flow of smuggled migrants through libya toward the continent, insisting the approach will save lives.






new stem cell can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds


salk institute and chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab. the new cell type can give rise to every cell in the body, the scientists said. this quality is missing in both leading alternatives — embryonic stem...






bendable pens, tear-resistant sheets, plexiglass: in colorado, these are the too


across colorado, jails and prisons are employing an array of strategies to push back against rising inmate deaths and suicide attempts, a problem complicated by the state's burgeoning mental health and opioid abuse crises.






stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body


salk institute and chinese researchers report creating a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other normally grown in the lab. called an extended pluripotent stem cell, it can give rise to every cell type in the body, the researchers say in a recent study. this includes the...






new stem cell can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds


salk institute and chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab. the new cell type, called an extended pluripotent stem cell, can give rise to every cell in the body, the scientists said. this quality is missing in...






scientists create new stem cell that can grow into any tissue in the body


salk institute and chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab. the new cell type can give rise to every cell in the body, the scientists said. this quality is missing in both leading alternatives — embryonic stem...