Larry Stone, an inmate at the Lake County Jail in Florida, has been sitting behind bars since April since he couldn’t post bail for his property crime charges. A few days ago he went to use the jail pay phone to make a call, he was given a shot at freedom. The get out of jail free card didn’t come from the person that Stone was trying to call, but rather from the fact that his intended contact didn’t pick up.
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World of Warcraft (WoW) players tend to live in their own voluntary Mountain Dew-and-Cheeto-fueled isolation. For them, completing the challenges within the video game’s world is an enjoyable way to kill a few thousand hours and a few close, personal relationships. For numerous Chinese prisons, however, WoW is a punishment, and prisoners are forced to play the game for mind-numbing hours on end; all for the financial gain of the prisons’ guards.

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As if people don’t have enough to worry about while going about their days, the state of California has recently revealed that a computer error in the prison database has improperly freed more than 1,500 inmates in 2010, and that more than 450 of them are considered highly dangerous and “carry a high risk for violence.” And to make matters worse, these wrongfully freed inmates can not be prosecuted or returned to prison unless they get caught committing another crime.

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When it comes to smuggling drugs, people come up with the most innovative methods that you can think of, yet usually still end up getting busted. Whether it’s the marijuana catapult or carrier pigeons used as drug mules, all of this innovation goes to waste and only gets the people involved into more legal trouble. The latest drug smuggling attempt, although creative, still ended up the same way.

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