Oct 13, 2013
550 Pakistanis languishing in j...
ISLAMABAD: More than 550 Pakistanis are languishing in US jails and efforts are on to seek assistance of the US and other European states to ratify a convention which will enable repatriation of prisoners abroad.
Region's congressmen offer alternatives for federal budget cuts
Federal budget cuts affecting schools, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and other programs and institutions throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills lumbered into reality on Friday, as last-minute talks in Washington to avert them sputtered.
Region will feel bite of budget cuts in a wide variety of areas
Federal budget cuts due to take effect Friday - barring an eleventh hour deal in Washington - could mean unpaid days off for employees at West Point, Stewart Air National Guard Base and Otisville Federal Correctional Institution; less money for schools and Head Start programs; and other ripple effects across the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
Otisville prison a 'castle behind bars'
"You could do about anything you wanted there," claimed former inmate John Altman.