Western Regional Jail Mug Shots

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  • (Western region) The Western Region or West Region may refer to: *Western Region, Bahrain *Western Region, Eastern Cape, South Africa *Western Region, Ghana *Western Region, Nepal *Western Region, Serbia *Western Region, Uganda *Western Region, Nigeria (former) *Western Region of British
  • (Western Region (Serbia)) Sumadija and Western Serbia (Шумадија и западна Србија, Sumadija i zapadna Srbija) is one of the five statistical regions of Serbia, which was formed in 2010.
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  • A mug shot, or booking photograph, is a photographic portrait taken after one is arrested. The purpose of the mug shot is to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of the arrested individual to allow for identification by victims and investigators.
  • (mug shot) A photograph taken of the head and shoulders, often from the front and in profile, usually taken in conjunction with somebody's arrest
  • (mug shot) a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)
  • A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime
  • Confinement in a jail
  • imprison: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
  • (jailed) captive: being in captivity
  • a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
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Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Since the 1970s, Morocco and the independence-seeking Popular Front for the Liberation of Saqiat al Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario) have vied, at times violently, for control of the Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony. In 1991, the United Nations (U.N.) arranged a cease- fire and proposed a settlement plan that called for a referendum to allow the people of the Western Sahara to choose between independence and integration into Morocco. A long deadlock on determining the electorate for a referendum ensued. The U.N. then unsuccessfully suggested alternatives to the unfulfilled settlement plan and later called on the parties to negotiate. In April 2007, Morocco offered a plan for increased regional autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty. The Moroccan government and the Polisario have repeatedly met under U.N. auspices since 2007, but have made no progress on a settlement due to their unwillingness to compromise. Informal talks are currently being mediated by U.N. Special Envoy Christopher Ross, a U.S. diplomat.

Today, Morocco controls roughly 80% of the disputed territory and considers the whole region part of its sovereign territory. In line with his autonomy initiative, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pursued policies of decentralization or regionalization that he says are intended to empower residents of his Saharan provinces. The Polisario has a government in exile, the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), which is backed by neighboring Algeria. The Western Sahara issue has stymied Moroccan- Algerian bilateral relations, Moroccan relations with the African Union, and regional cooperation on economic and security issues.

The United States has not recognized the SADR or Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. The United States has supported the U.N. mediation effort, has welcomed the Moroccan autonomy proposal, and has urged the parties to focus on negotiations toward a mutually acceptable solution—an outcome that would not destabilize its ally, Morocco. Some Members of Congress support a referendum and are frustrated by delays, while others support Morocco’s position and the autonomy initiative. The FY2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 112-74) requires the State Department to report on freedom of expression and the ability of diplomats and independent human rights groups to freely investigate conditions in the Western Sahara, prior to obligating Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funds for Morocco. It has been U.S. policy that bilateral assistance funds for Morocco may not be used for programming in Western Sahara, as this would tacitly accept Moroccan sovereignty. The conference report on P.L. 112-74 states that bilateral economic assistance provided to Morocco “may be used in regions and territories administered by Morocco,” an apparent reference to the Western Sahara; however, the report language appears unlikely to alter U.S. policy in practice. The United States contributes funds, but no manpower, to the U.N. Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in the Western Sahara (MINURSO). MINURSO was initially focused on organizing a referendum, but its current mandate emphasizes monitoring the 1991 cease-fire.

See also CRS Report RS21579, Morocco: Current Issues, by Alexis Arieff, and CRS Report RS21532, Algeria: Current Issues, by Alexis Arieff.

Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright
Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright
Capt. Joshua Walters, Medical Department Activity-Alaska, OIC of Physical Therapy (left) and Pfc. Delroy Walker, MEDDAC, Radiology (right) hurry to pack their individual aide bags using a list of necessary items and tables full of supplies. The bags will be carried and used as they make their way through the combat medic lanes to come. This and many other drills were endured and evaluated during the Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Sep. 15. (Photo by Brian Schlumbohm /Fort Wainwright PAO)
Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright
Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright
Three of the four member team from Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, pictured here familiarizing themselves with medical supplies. (left to right) Pfc. Delroy Walker, Spc. Kayla McCarthy and Pfc. Joseph Escueta. Coming in 2nd place at the end of the Western Regional Medical Command Top Medic Team Competition held at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Sep. 15. (Photo by Brian Schlumbohm /Fort Wainwright PAO)
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Booked: The Last 150 Years Told through Mug Shots
Every year twelve million Americans are arrested and photographed by the police. In many ways, mug shots are our history. Using a dazzling selection of mug shots that are arrestingly raw in their starkness and strangely eloquent in their simplicity, this absorbing, humorous, often bewildering collection sheds a whole new light on our rebellious century.
From political icons Martin Luther King Jr.and Angela Davis, to A-list celebrities Hugh Grant and 50 Cent, from killer Ted Kaczynski to the actor who aided in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, from prisoners of Auschwitz to a bearded Saddam Hussein, all of them declare a simple truth: The last 150 years told through police photography is truly an alternative history. Author Giacomo Papi’s brisk and insightful commentary enlightens us with intriguing backstories and little-known facts.
A feast for the eyes and the mind, Booked presents an ingenious and utterly unique snapshot of our times.