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Were many former American slaves put back into virtual slavery after the civil war?

The ACLU has been a critic of the 13th amendment to the US constitution for some time, claiming that the clause that reads that slavery shall not exist "except as a punishment for crime whereof the ...
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Melanie Shaw secret trial and incarceration [closed]

I've seen this post a few times on social media: https://www.facebook.com/608847352/posts/10155395745027353/ It claims Melanie Shaw made accusations about members of the Tory party and has been tried ...
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Has anyone ever attempted to give a cake—or other baked good—with a file or saw in it to someone in prison to help them escape?

One common trope in fiction over the decades has been someone putting a file in a cake—or other baked good—that then is passed onto someone in prison to help them escape. As the website TV Tropes ...
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In California, does it cost more to send someone to prison than to send them to Stanford?

According to Bernie Sanders' Facebook page: Is this statement true?
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Are incarcerated pedophiles protected by special laws in federal prison in the US?

Andrew Auernheimer (aka. weev) is reported to have said last Friday: "Did you know they have special laws to protect kid-fuckers in federal prison?” Andrew Auernheimer asked me with a grin on his ...
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Is there a connection between the declination of a last meal and whether or not a person’s guilt has been posthumously disputed and challenged?

The documentary Last Supper (IMDb / full video on Vimeo) by Mats Bigert, and Lars Bergstrom released in 2005 suggests that there is a connection between the declination of a last meal and whether or ...
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If one goes to prison, does beating up someone on the first day increase chances of survival?

Related (slightly): Rape in US prisons Two movies I know of, one I recently watched, suggest that if one is going to prison, the best way to survive is to find someone on the first day and beat the ...
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Can you put a gag in someone's mouth to prevent them from talking?

I don't get this, I see it on crime TV programs a lot, they stuff a cloth in the mouth of someone so they can't scream/shout for help. I put a sock in my mouth once, it was pretty easy to push it out ...