Posts tagged "jail"

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this new law was a 26-year old woman whose baby girl tested positive for methamphetamines after being born. The woman was reportedly arrested on her way out of the hospital. Although…

By: Deborah Jiang-Stein / September 17, 2014

Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The report conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting quoted women that had felt pestered into getting tubal ligations at both the California Institution for Women i…

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2013

Girl Talk: On Redemption In Fatherhood

I’ve written candidly about Mother’s Day and all the ways I think the commercialization of it fucks up our relationships with our moms. My own relationship with my mom has been easy because … well, she’s awesome. But my complex relationship to fatherhood makes both talking and writing about it difficult.

There are…

By: Shanelle Matthews / June 14, 2013

Yes, There’s A Yelp Review For That: 6 NYC Jail Reviews

Going to jail is (usually) not funny. But writing a Yelp review about going to jail? That’s hilarious. Randomly, I came across a Yelp listing for NYC’s Central Booking, which is the holding pen for freshly arrested criminals and would-be criminals, which is also lovingly referred to as “the Tombs.” (It’s also heavily featured o…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 22, 2013

Lindsay Lohan Implies That She Should Never Have Gone To Jail

“Unless you’re a killer, I don’t see a reason to stay there. I never hurt anyone but myself.”
Lindsay Lohan looks adorable on the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Too bad that inside she kind of backtracked on the whole “I accept my punishment and am working hard to move on” stance she’d taken earlier…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 7, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Oregon Jail Says “No Bail, No Abortion”

A jail in Oregon won’t let a 23-year-old pregnant woman have an abortion unless she posts 1/10th of her $65,000 bail. You see, her abortion is not an “emergency.” Um, hello? This woman is being treated for mental health issues! She doused herself with paint thinner! And lighter fluid! She sure sounds like a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2011

Quickies: Is Lindsay Going Back To Jail & Which “Teen Mom” Is Pregnant Again?

Lindsay Lohan is probably going back to jail. But maybe it’s all part of God’s plan, like Dina Lohan said? (Killer side-eye, BTW, Lindz.) [PopEater, The Superficial]
Rumor has it Beyoncé, Usher and Mariah Carey have played for the Libyan dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, which means they may have lined their pockets with what i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Hiccup Champ Arrested For Murder

Perhaps the hiccups made her do it: We’ll never know. In 2007, Jennifer Mee made headlines when she suffered from uncontrollable hiccups. Over the weekend, Mee was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Mee has been charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Shannon Griffin. According to police, Mee lured Griffin to a seedy…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2010

Cell Block Switcheroo: Paris Avoids Jail Time While Lindsay May Be Headed Back

Last week, it appeared that Lindsay Lohan was done donning the orange jumpsuit while Paris Hilton seemed sure to be headed to jail again for getting caught with nearly a gram of cocaine in her purse, and then claiming that she thought it was gum. Oh, what a difference seven days makes. Today, the exact…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2010

Quotable: Spencer Pratt Says He Was Jailed In Costa Rica

“As part of my spiritual cleansing I’ve spent the last week living alone in the [Costa Rican] jungle, reflecting on my past transgressions, and working to become a better person. I had to live off the land, and hunt to survive. As I departed the country this morning to continue my spiritual journey, I mistakenly…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 13, 2010

Lindsay Lohan’s Jail Time, Animated By A Taiwanese News Station

Ah, the news. A Taiwanese news station offered its viewers an animated look at Lindsay Lohan‘s jail time, and it kind of reminds us of The Sims. In an effort to keep broadcast journalism classy, the clip includes drop-the-soap innuendos, and a girl-on-girl prison kiss. Look out for a special appearance by Lohan’s favorite…

By: Kelli Bender / August 4, 2010

Quotable: Kathy Hilton Feels For Dina Lohan

“I have sympathy for Dina Lohan right now. In fact, I feel bad for any parent whose child is in jail—it can be really tough. Those days when Paris was in jail were some of the most difficult of my life—it is hard for any parent to deal with. Unfortunately, if you do not follow…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2010

Lindsay Lohan’s Cell Block Neighbor: Alexis Neiers, Who’s Accused Of Robbing Her

Lindsay Lohan has been in her 12-by-8 foot jail cell for almost a day now, and a sheriff’s department spokesperson says that, if she remains on good behavior, she will be released in about 14 days, since the prison is overcrowded. This is far, far better than the 90 days she was sentenced to. But…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 21, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Reporting To Jail in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

At 8:30 this morning, Pacific Standard Time, Lindsay Lohan will be reporting to jail. And—thank goodness!—you’ll be able to watch live as LiLo makes her way to the courthouse, because E! Online has a streaming video feed set up. “The only ‘bookings’ that I’m familiar with are Disney films; never thought that I’d be ‘booking’…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 20, 2010

Michael And Dina Weigh In On Lindsay Lohan’s Jail Sentence

“The last thing I wanted in the world was for my daughter to go to jail. Any kind of jail is harsh, especially for a young lady like Lindsay. I’ve been there myself and I know that jail didn’t do anything for me with my addictions. … She needs help, she needs rehab. If Lindsay…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 8, 2010

12 Ways Lindsay Lohan Can Survive 90 Days In Jail

After violating her parole, Lindsay Lohan is headed to the slammer. On July 20th, she’ll report for three consecutive 30-day sentences. So how will Lindsay get through three months in the clink? Some ideas for passing the time, after the jump.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 7, 2010

Quotable: Robert Downey Jr. Nostalgic For … Jail?

“When the door clicks shut, then you are safe. There is nothing aside from a rogue correctional officer that can do you harm if you have the right cellie. You are actually in the safest place on Earth. Safe from the intruders.”—”Ironman” Robert Downey Jr. tells Rolling Stone about the stints he spent in priso…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Piper Kerman Talks About Doing Time Behind Bars

In February 2004, Piper Kerman arrived at the women’s prison in Danbury, Conn., to serve a yearlong sentence for a drug-related crime she’d committed 10 years before.

“There’s no visiting today,” an officer told Piper when her fiancé pulled into one of the parking areas.

“I’m here to surrender,” she said.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Georgia Jail Thinks Pink Is For Prisoners

Ben Hill County Jail in Georgia will be undergoing some pretty severe interior decoration soon. So, why do we care? The whole jail will be painted Pepto-Bismol pink on the inside and re-refurbished in the girly hue: pink walls, pink shower curtains, pink bed sheets, pink blankets, even pink handcuffs. I wonder how much that

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2009
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