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Massive Operation Clears Out
Prison Run by Inmates
Sep 21, 2023 10:10 AM CDT
Massive Operation Clears Out Prison Run by Inmates
Venezuela's Tocoron prison had its own zoo, nightclub
- Venezuela's government has congratulated security forces on clearing out a "center of conspiracy and crime"—the notorious Tocoron prison. The BBC reports that 11,000 security personnel took part in the clearing of the prison, which had been run by inmates for years and functioned more as...
It'll Be the World's Tallest Jail.
Will It Ruin Chinatown?
Aug 27, 2023 2:15 PM CDT
It'll Be the World's Tallest Jail. Will It Ruin Chinatown?
It's a key part of the plan to close Rikers Island, and it's contentious
- "This is going to be the beacon of Chinatown." That's one local landlord's take on a new jail that's planned for the neighborhood, and it's not meant as a compliment. At an expected 300 feet in height—about as tall as the Statue of...
Officers Allegedly Jail Son, 3,
for Potty Problems
Jun 29, 2023 4:20 PM CDT
Officers Allegedly Jail Son, 3, for Potty Problems
Florida dad reportedly claimed an investigation into the incident was 'insane'
- Two Florida police officers reportedly thought the proper way to respond to their toddler's potty-training problems was to handcuff the boy and put him in jail. Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety launched an internal investigation following the October incident involving Lt. Michael Schoenbrod and Det. Sgt. Jessica...
Guards Who Subjected Inmates
to 'Baby Shark' Sentenced
Apr 4, 2023 7:15 PM CDT
Guards Who Subjected Inmates to 'Baby Shark' Sentenced
Oklahoma pair can't work in law enforcement again
- Two former guards whose mistreatment of Oklahoma County jail inmates included forcing them to listen to "Baby Shark" on a loop while handcuffed and chained to a wall have been sentenced. A judge ordered two years' probation for Gregory Cornell Butler Jr. and Christian Charles Miles and fined them...
by Other Inmates
Dec 21, 2022 12:50 PM CST
Guard Brutally Attacked by Inmate Rescued by Other Inmates
2 stepped in when fellow prisoner attacked guard at South Carolina max-security site
- Two inmates at a maximum-security South Carolina prison are being lauded for helping a guard who was attacked by another inmate. The state's Department of Corrections is now detailing the Monday evening attack, which WCIV notes could've been a deadly one had the rescuing inmates not intervened. "...
Suit: She Gave Birth on
Jail Cell Floor as Staff Laughed
Sep 28, 2022 12:46 PM CDT
Suit: She Gave Birth on Jail Cell Floor as Staff Laughed
Jazmin Valentine alleges she was ignored during her 6-hour labor
- A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working...
Don't Ignore the Suffering
in America's Prisons
Sep 11, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Don't Ignore the Suffering in America's Prisons
Writing for 'Philly Inquirer,' Cheryl Smith slams 'soul-chilling inhumanity' toward incarcerated
- The Eighth and 14th Amendments are meant to prevent cruel and unusual punishment, as well as discrimination and unequal treatment—including for the incarcerated. But that's not what's being applied in America's prisons, Cheryl Smith writes for the
, where she lays out the "soul-chilling...
Jailed Here for
Drugs Have Only
One Way Out
Sep 11, 2022 1:05 PM CDT
Pregnant Women Jailed Here for Drugs Have Only One Way Out
They're kept behind bars in Etowah County, Ala., unless they go to rehab, pay $10K
- Multiple pregnant women or new moms are behind bars in an Alabama prison after being arrested for drug use, and they're being kept there for "weeks or months" on end under "special conditions," per AL.com . The outlet reports that the women involved, accused of exposing...
Harvey Weinstein 'Sincerely
Sorry' About Contraband Candy
Mar 4, 2022 8:21 AM CST
Harvey Weinstein 'Sincerely Sorry' About Contraband Candy
Jail suspects lawyer slipped him Milk Duds
- Harvey Weinstein's attorneys are now having their legal binders and laptop bags searched after an alleged attempt to smuggle contraband candy to their client. According to Los Angeles Country jail records seen by
, the convicted rapist was reprimanded by guards after they found Milk Duds on him after...
Suit: Jail Staff
Ignored Pleas of
Woman in Labor,
to Tragic End
Feb 17, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Suit: Jail Staff Ignored Pleas of Woman in Labor, to Tragic End
Tiana Hill says her infant died 4 days after birth due to sheriff's, prison medical staff's negligence
- A Georgia mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clayton County after she gave birth while in jail there and her baby died. The
New York Times
reports that the federal complaint by Tiana Hill accuses Sheriff Victor Hill (no relation) and the medical staff at the Clayton County...
NY Governor Makes Move on
'Out of Control' Rikers Island
Sep 18, 2021 8:30 AM CDT
NY Governor Makes Move on 'Out of Control' Rikers Island
Kathy Hochul signs new legislation, releases 191 prisoners to relieve overcrowding
State lawmakers who'd lobbied New York's governor to address the overcrowding crisis at Rikers Island have seen results. Per CBS , Kathy Hochul on Friday signed the Less Is More Act and ordered 191 inmates, most with technical parole violations, to be released from the beleaguered prison complex....
Mistakenly Released From Jail
Sep 2, 2021 9:13 AM CDT
Lookalike Inmate Mistakenly Released From Jail
Search is on for Ellen Goble in Randolph County, Mo.
- Authorities in Missouri are searching for a woman who was mistaken for another inmate and wrongly released from jail over the weekend. Ellen Goble—who was held in Randolph County Jail on charges of resisting arrest, burglary, drug possession, and operating a vehicle without a valid license—looked almost identical...
Man Arrested After
Breaking Into a Jail
Aug 21, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Man Arrested After Breaking Into a Jail
California man said he was fleeing a man with a gun
- Guards usually don’t have to watch for people breaking into a jail, so it’s maybe only a little surprising that they didn’t notice the man climbing over two fences then scrambling up to a second floor door. An alarm went off in the Maple Street Correctional Center...
Mouse Plague Forces
Jun 22, 2021 5:30 PM CDT
Mouse Plague Forces Prison Evacuation
Rodents have chewed through wires at rural Australian facility
- As a maximum security prison, the Wellington Correctional Center in New South Wales is good at keeping prisoners in—but it has completely failed to keep rodents out during the mouse plague the region is experiencing. The prison says more than 400 inmates and 200 staff members will be relocated...
Cleared Man Battles Bill
for 14-Month Jail Stay
Apr 22, 2021 7:05 PM CDT
Cleared Man Battles Bill for 14-Month Jail Stay
Kentucky Supreme Court to decide on $4K tab
- A Kentucky factory worker had spent 14 months in jail when he was able to make bail, a few months before the case against him was dropped. As often happens when someone checks out of accommodations, he was presented a bill by Clark County Detention Center: $4,008. That started...
NY Puts Kibosh on
'Inhumane' Prison Policy
Apr 1, 2021 9:49 AM CDT
NY Puts Kibosh on 'Inhumane' Prison Policy
New law will bar solitary confinement for more than 15 days in a row
- A prison policy labeled by many as "torture," "inhumane," and "counterproductive" is ending in New York state. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the HALT Act , a measure that bars the use of solitary confinement for more than 15 days in a row...
Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother:
Her Conditions Are Torture
Mar 10, 2021 11:05 AM CST
Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother: Her Conditions Are Torture
Says she has access to 'brown' water and 'inedible' food in jail
- The brother of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell said Wednesday she should be released on bail from jail and claimed that she was being held in "degrading" conditions that amount to torture. Her brother Ian Maxwell told the BBC Wednesday he was worried about her health and...
in Jail Til Trial
Mar 9, 2021 6:44 AM CST
'Detachment From Reality' Keeps QAnon Shaman in Jail Til Trial
Judge Royce Lamberth rules Jacob Chansley has shown no remorse or regret over Capitol attack
- Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, aka the "QAnon Shaman," will now have plenty of downtime to reflect on what name he'd like to stick with for the long term. Per WSOC , a DC federal judge on Monday ruled the 33-year-old Arizona man must stay behind bars until...
Ghislaine Maxwell Really
Does Not Want to Be in Jail
Feb 24, 2021 7:39 AM CST
Ghislaine Maxwell Really Does Not Want to Be in Jail
In 3rd try for bail, Epstein associate's attorneys say she'll give up UK, French citizenships
- Ghislaine Maxwell has been in jail since last July, and her trial on charges she aided in Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of minors won't begin until this July. That means she's got at least four months, if not more, to wait things out behind bars—a prospect...
Feb 6, 2021 3:10 PM CST
Jail Inmates Riot Over COVID
Court cases in St. Louis are behind, family visits are limited during pandemic
- Inmates at a St. Louis jail set fires, caused flooding, broke out fourth-floor windows and tossed a stationary bike, chairs, mattresses, and other objects out of the building Saturday in the latest disturbance over coronavirus conditions and restrictions that have limited visits and stalled court proceedings, officials said. Dozens of...
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