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a kind of sandbox for running a guest operating system instance.


to imprison.

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  • critical-thinking skills. judges and hearing officers must apply rules of law. they cannot let their own personal assumptions interfere with the proceedings. for example, they must base their decisions on specific meanings of the law when evaluating and deciding whether a person is a threat to others and must be sent to jail. bls.gov

  • miners, like many skilled blue-collar workers, are not traditional learners. they have not generally been successful in classroom-type settings, preferring to learn on the job in a hands-on environment. u.s. miners are required to have annual safety training, but they rarely view this positively. in fact, it has been called "safety jail" by many of them, who regard it as a time to get a little extra sleep. the challenge then, was to find a way to develop effective safety training for these people, particularly in view of the fact that their work is among the most dangerous of all occupations. cdc.gov

  • the anomalous message turns out to have been enciphered on a cryptomachine, quickly given the nickname “red.” admitting that it would take years to solve through pure analysis, the navy springs a talented young safecracker from a dc jail and offers him his freedom if he will help them break undetected into japanese facilities to photograph the red machine and related keying documents. cia.gov

  • “i was totally healthy when i went in jail…and then while i was in jail, i was clean as a whistle, and i started having problems with my prostate,” he said in the interview, adding that he also got gout from the food. “so, yeah, i think i got [the cancer] there.” everydayhealth.com

  • misdemeanors are minor crimes with the least severe level of penalty, usually small fines and sometimes a short jail sentence. felonies are more serious crimes with stronger penalties, larger fines and longer jail terms. capital offenses are the most serious crimes, usually related to murder or other crimes in which the death penalty could be imposed. whether a crime is a misdemeanor, felony, or capital offense is determined by each state. federal law also has similar designations for crimes against the government. factmonster.com

  • the study found a variety of pre-booking jail diversion models and approaches for people with smi and suds, including oud. although jail diversion program services included interventions at intercepts 0 and 1, they also included services across other sim intercepts, as shown in exhibit 5. while the study was originally designed to examine both state-level and local-level jail diversion models, we found only one statewide approach to jail diversion. hhs.gov

  • my predecessor transmitted to the congress a special message on january 11, 1909, accompanying the report of commissioners theretofore appointed to investigate the jail, workhouse, etc., in the district of columbia, in which he directed attention to the report as setting forth vividly, "the really outrageous conditions in the workhouse and jail." infoplease.com

  • “days passed. a negro, seeing turkey buzzards flying over the spot in great numbers, went to investigate and found the decomposed body. the whole community arose up to avenge her death, an outrage. the sheriff acted quickly. he arrested the man and placed him in the spartanburg jail. the mob formed. the sheriff hearing of its coming, formed a plan to take the prisoner to the south carolina penitentiary, by way of charlotte, on the passenger train of the southern railway. his plan was to rush the prisoner to a culvert under the railroad out of town, hold him there and flag the train down on its approach, take him to charlotte and thence to the penitentiary in columbia. the sheriff telegraphed his plans to the governor and asked that his excellency call out the morgan rifles to protect the jail. loc.gov

  • once in jail, souvannarath’s life was hardly different from any of the other jail inmates. she could meet twice a week with family through a glass barrier for half an hour. when she was taken to the hospital for treatment she was shackled at the wrists, ankles, and waist, and chained to her hospital bed. medicinenet.com

  • i should make it clear here that i am not criticizing the jail. the jail medical and mental health personnel will do what they can to help library man. he is going to get back on his medications. if necessary, jail personnel will coordinate commitment proceedings. the jail social worker will work with outside psychosocial rehab services to help transition him back into the community. library man was eventually released after three weeks in jail. medpagetoday.com

  • children are screened for tuberculosis (tb) risk factors at all well-child visits. risk factors include exposure to tb, travel to areas of the world where tb is common, having a family member with tb, and having parents who are recent immigrants or who have recently been in jail. those with risk factors then usually have tuberculosis screening tests done. merckmanuals.com

  • telephone scams: scammers try to steal money and personal information through phone calls, text messages or robocalls. they can convince you that you are getting free products or opportunities to invest your money or even get more. these fraudsters often make threats of jail or lawsuits if a fee isn’t paid. fight these by reporting them to the appropriate authorities. usa.gov