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Girl finds plea for help in her Christmas card, family says

A British retailer with thousands of stores around the world said Sunday it has suspended work with a Chinese factory as it investigates allegations of forced labor behind its Christmas cards – spurred by a plea for help that a 6-year-old girl reportedly found scrawled in her family’s purchase.

Judge tosses Paul Manafort’s fraud case in New York

A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman in federal prison.

Inmate says he was told to wash, reuse disposable catheters

An Idaho prison inmate says a doctor with the private medical care company Corizon Health told him to wash and reuse his disposable urinary catheters in a communal prison sink. Some inmate advocates say such complaints are common even though reusing the catheters can lead to health problems. The Idaho Department of Correction says the inmate’s claim is true. Corizon Health officials declined to speak about his case but say it’s their policy not to re-use disposable catheters.

Police: Man dies after attacking immigration prison

Authorities say an armed man armed threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire.

Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved

Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp fences of Airway Heights Corrections Center. And yet, along with 24 of her classmates, that’s exactly what she did earlier this year – all part of a semester-long project in her courts and corrections class that aimed to analyze the prison’s dog training program through a lens of strategic planning.