U.S. Joins Prisoner Pact

United Press International

The United States ratified a Council of Europe convention allowing prisoners to serve sentences in their home countries, the first time Washington has joined any international treaty of the 21-nation organization. The council announced Tuesday that Spain and the United States had ratified the treaty simultaneously, bringing to 16 the number of adherents.

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