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Big Ben behind bars: Siberian prison installs British-style red phone boxes to create ‘atmosphere of London’ for inmates

Authorities in Correctional Colony 8 also got the prison’s art students to draw an illustration of the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, known worldwide as Big Ben. According to the Federal Penitentiary Service, placing payphones inside red phonebooths helps to “maximize the atmosphere of London.” According to Russian law, inmates …

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‘Boundaries gone’: California prison officers & inmates reportedly concerned at transfer of trans convicts based on chosen gender

The California Department for Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has approved 21 requests from inmates who asked to serve their terms at male or female facilities based on their gender preferences. This year, 261 such requests have already been received, and four transgender inmates have been transferred to Central California Women’s …

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