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New Charges Against Inmate-Author: An Attempt to Muzzle Him?

Prison officials continue to persecute incarcerated Blogcritics columnist Christopher Zoukis for his perfectly legal writing activities. Federal prisons, and state prisons too, are hotbeds of censorship and repression.

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Theatre Review (Singapore): Open Homes: ‘When Mother Music Comes to Tea’ by Khir Johari

2017’s Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is offering a plethora of interactive programmes whereby audiences are invited into personal spaces, homes, and kitchens of home owners who then entertain the participants with private stories and/or food. One such programme was When Mother Music Comes to Tea, presented by Khir …

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Needs to Understand, Control Health Costs: Report

Since 2009, while the agency has planned or carried out heath care cost control measures, it has yet to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures. Of 16 cost-control programs BOP identified, it could document cost savings from only one.

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Concert Review: Jazz and Chihuly, Songs of Protest and Reconciliation at New York Botanical Garden

By the conclusion of the evening, the storm and rain had stopped and the audience had been refreshed and uplifted by the program's embodiment of the evolution of freedom into forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.

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