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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Your Home Is Your Prison

<b>How to Lock Down Your Neighborhood, Your Country, and You</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.<p>Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured three years of jail …

Probation for Texas man caught with six guns in Edgewater

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Bergen County prosecutor said he couldn’t discuss why an Ecuadoran immigrant from Texas was able to avoid prison for …

Guns

Gilbert Arenas Back On Probation For Illegal Fireworks Bust

<b>Gilbert Arenas</b> is back on probation ... stemming from an illegal fireworks bust from 2013 ... <b>TMZ Sports</b> has learned.<p>The former NBA superstar -- who …

Problem Child: NeNe Leakes’ Son Violates Probation — Sent To Jail AND Rehab

While NeNe Leakes has been living a fairy tale in <i>Cinderella</i> on Broadway, she’s been keeping her private life hidden away — especially her jailbird …

Year of probation for second man who pleaded guilty in Rehtaeh Parsons case

The young Halifax-area man who posed for an explicit photo showing him having sex with 15-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons apologized in court Friday to her family, but said he wasn't a bully as he was sentenced to a year of probation for distributing child pornography.<p>The 20-year-old man, who pleaded …

Former Middlesex prosecutor sentenced to 5 years of probation

WOBURN — A former Middlesex County prosecutor was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty Friday to selling confidential law …

Chris Brown's probation revoked, won't go to jail

A judge revoked Chris Brown's probation on Thursday but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time.<p>Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown can remain free at least until a …

Torrent Admins Get Probation But Face Millions in Damages

Five years ago, pressure was building against Swedish private torrent tracker ‘eXcelleNT’. The site, known to its users as XNT, had been on the radar …

Judiciary

Robert Bales Gets Life Without Parole for Afghan Massacre

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will have no chance at parole as he spends the rest of his life in prison for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians last year, a …

LOCKED UP: mandatory life without parole

<b>Our Dream:</b><p>To help obtain freedom for our six featured individuals by bringing the details of each of their stories to light in a one-hour …

Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

<b>JUAN GONZÁLEZ:</b> A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms …

The probation trust that's now employing ex-offenders as mentors

Ex-offenders are being employed as engagement workers by the London Probation Trust to help reach reluctant service users.<p>Working alongside professional probation officers, 15 ex-offenders have been recruited as the trust continues to look for innovative ways to help former offenders caught up in …

Meek Mill Sentenced to Jail for Probation Violation

Meek Mill has been forced to cancel his homecoming Philadelphia gig and a string of other bookings after being sentenced to three to six months in …

Concerts

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The Private Probation Problem Is Worse Than Anyone Thought

A new Human Rights Watch report reveals the extent of the damage done by private probation companies and highlights the ways in which public officials have enabled the practice.<p>Two weeks ago, here at <i>The Atlantic</i>, I wrote about how the private probation industry in Georgia has morphed the justice …

Cook County probation department's gun cases fall apart

One by one, a series of weapons cases have fallen apart in Cook County criminal courts.<p>In two cases, prosecutors dropped charges. In another two, a judge or a jury found defendants not guilty. The cases have one aspect in common: the Cook County Adult Probation Department's gang unit.<p>Weapons …

Corruption

Prison would devastate Oscar Pistorius, probation officer says

A probation officer employed by the defense team for Oscar Pistorius recommended Tuesday that he be spared a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, arguing that appalling jail conditions including overcrowding, gang rape, violence, drugs, AIDS and poor hygiene would be devastating to the …

South Africa

Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

In yet another story that involves a potent mixture of mobile technology and general stupidity, Georgia resident Alvin Cross, Jr. most definitely …

Probation Officer From Union County Charged With Accepting Bribes

The state probation officer was charged with accepting bribes from a client who was on probation for drug offenses, officials say.<p>By Caitlin Brown<p>A …

Corruption

Probation office recommends McDonnell serve 10 years

The U.S. probation office has recommended that former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell spend at least 10 years and one month in federal prison.<p>According to the Washington Post, the federal agency made the recommendation —with a maximum sentence of 12 years and 7 months —to U.S. District Judge James …

Woman from prostitution murder gets 3 years for probation violation

A woman who was on probation in connection with a murder her husband committed was ordered to serve three years in prison Wednesday stemming from an out-of-state DUI charge.<p>Kimberly Smith, 32, violated her probation when she left Illinois without permission from her probation officer and was …

Crime

14-year-old girl gang-raped on moving bus in MP, four arrested

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five people inside a moving bus in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh late on Sunday night. The girl …

Crime

Associated Press News

Man accused of raping 12-year-old in Claremont

A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a Claremont home and raping a 12-year-old girl.<p>Joseph Davall, 33, of Yucca Valley, allegedly entered the home in Claremont on March 21, came upon a young girl alone in her bed and sexually assaulted her.<p>"He was a stranger. She doesn't know the man," said …

The Gentleman Who Raped Me

"The gentleman who raped me is friends with my boyfriend." I felt the hair on my arm physically move as we were all seated in the auditorium. Stories were being shared by survivors after our walk for Take Back The Night. Walk is different from March. March is different from Rally. Rallies mean we …

New Mexico RB Gongbay facing rape charges, suspended indefinitely

New Mexico indefinitely suspended running back Crusoe Gongbay after the junior turned himself into police on Monday night.<p>New Mexico running back …