Prison

Jail Isn’t the Place to Treat Drug Addiction

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>In “A New Kind of Jail for the Opiate Age” (Sunday Review, June 18), Sam Quinones argues for in-jail treatment as a solution to rising opioid use.<p>We should certainly improve treatment in jails. But by focusing on building drug treatment infrastructure inside the criminal justice …

Opinion

Inmate details 4 prison killings: 'I did it for nothing'

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Guards at the Kirkland Correctional Institution rushed to Denver Simmons' cell and made a grisly discovery: Four men from the unit for mentally ill prisoners had been beaten and strangled.<p>Simmons, 35, and Jacob Philip, 26, both already serving life without parole for double …

Crime

Nearly 80% of prison inmates want to start their own business — a fact that could help stop them from re-offending

Once they are released, 45% of all inmates from prisons in England and Wales re-offend within a year.<p>Among inmates serving sentences of under 12 months, the number rises to 60%. However, this drops to 50% if the inmates have stable employment.<p>While this is obviously still a high number, considering …

Entrepreneurship

Serial killer marks his birthday with a new record for longest time spent in solitary confinement

A notorious serial killer marked his birthday with an unwanted present - a new UK record for solitary confinement.<p>Robert Maudsley turned 64 with a …

Crime

Man spent 6 months in Rikers because no one told him bail was $1: suit

A Queens man said his Legal Aid lawyers and city jail officials left him to languish in Rikers for nearly six months — because they never informed …

New York City

Inmate: 4 prisoners slain in bid for death row

Facing life in prison and unable to kill himself, Denver Simmons came up with a plan to get on death row. In a chilling interview, he tells how he and another convicted murderer lured four prisoners into a cell and killed them. (June 27) AP

South Africa's 'Sun City' prisoners treated to strippers during a family visiting weekend

Pictures of women in lingerie entertaining inmates at Johannesburg Prison have been circulating on social media.<p>The Department of Correctional …

Africa

Who is Liu Xiaobo? The dying Nobel laureate released from Chinese prison

Liu, who was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison, has completed 8 years of his jail term and was diagnosed with terminal cancer on May 23.<p>China …

China

15 inmates indicted in Massachusetts prison disturbance

Fifteen inmates at a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts are facing charges in connection with a riot earlier this year that destroyed a housing …

Aaron Hernandez

Pennsylvania offers a new 'smart on crime' approach. But does it actually work?

Parents should be consistent, punishing kids immediately, predictably and fairly when they misbehave. The same logic, some believe, should guide our …

Philadelphia

Death row inmate can't challenge his sentence in Fort Worth case, Supreme Court rules | Politics

<i>This story is developing.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Fort Worth death row inmate in a procedural case that tested whether …

Judiciary

Prison riots case: Indrani Mukerjea asked to be present in Special CBI court tomorrow

Special CBI court on Tuesday ordered Indrani Mukerjea to be present in court on Wednesday.The 44-year-old former media executive was on Monday …

South Asia

Legs Held Apart, Lathi Inserted Into Private Part — The Horrific Murder That Sparked The Byculla Jail Riot: Report

When prisoner Manjula Shetye went to Byculla jail officer Manisha Pokharkar's room on Friday, allegedly to complain about two missing eggs and five …

Crime

Prison staff must 'believe' in reform for successful change: US expert

The man who oversaw a transformation of juvenile justice in the United States has told the Northern Territory royal commission prison staff were …

Prisoners do hard time with strip show

At least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg …

Prison inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run

An Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades has been recaptured.<p>The state Department of Corrections says …

Crime

Here's how Louisiana sentencing laws are changing under criminal justice reform

Louisiana lawmakers approved a criminal justice system overhaul -- one that advocates are calling historic -- during the 2017 regular legislative …

New Orleans

China Court Sentences Crown Resorts Senior Executive to 10 Months in Prison

A senior executive at Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. received a sentence of 10 months in prison for gambling crimes, an Australian government official in Shanghai said Monday.<p>Two other Australian Crown employees received sentences of nine months in prison for similar crimes.<p>Jason …

China

Fixing an Urban Housing Crisis That Most People Can’t See

Debi Smith is on a mission. It began four years ago, in March 2013, when she dropped her son off at a halfway house in North Philadelphia following …

Cities

This is what a for-profit justice system looks like

“We have your son here in handcuffs, and he’s going to jail unless you can bring me the money.”<p>Ronald Egana was at work the first time the bounty …

Liberal POV

Viral photos of prison 'strip-show' drive Facebook users up the pole

Lizeka Tandwa, News24<p>Johannesburg – Photographs which surfaced on Facebook of a seemingly raucous "family day" at the Johannesburg Correctional …

News (South Africa)

Suicide attempts spike amid Ontario prison system overhaul

At a time when Ontario prison officials have vowed to take a more humane approach to inmate care, the province has recorded a significant rise in the number of suicide attempts in its correctional facilities.<p>Over the past decade, provincial institutions have averaged 106 suicide attempts a calendar …

Society

Death row prisoner opens jail restaurant so he can cook his own last meal before he's executed

A death row prisoner has opened his own jail restaurant so he can cook his own last meal.<p>Convicted drug smuggler Roman Kalashnikov also wants to feed …

Food

'Something isn't healthy': Corrections investigator slams Edmonton Institution in wake of report

Canada’s correctional investigator says a rise in inmate complaints is more evidence of a “toxic” workplace culture at Edmonton’s maximum security …

Canadian News

Coming to the Anchorage jail: A ‘nature imagery’ room to stave off sensory deprivation in solitary inmates

The Anchorage jail will soon have a “green room,” where inmates in solitary confinement can get a break from the sensory deprivation of life in a …

Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

With 2,500 inmates, the penitentiary institution of Fresnes, about 20 miles south of Paris, is one of the largest prisons in Europe. Like most French prisons, Fresnes is overcrowded. Built in the late 19th century, its tiny cells, each meant for one prisoner, most often house three.<p>Inmates scream …

Terrorism

Private prisons help with overcrowding, but at what cost?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioBy Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green and Sam Weber<b>IVETTE FELICIANO:</b> Tucked between oil fields in Central California’s …

Immigration

Sally Yates Rips Jeff Sessions' Defense For Harsher Criminal Sentences

“While there is always room to debate the most effective approach to criminal justice, that debate should be based on facts, not fear.”<p>Sally Yates, the former deputy attorney general who was fired by President Donald Trump in January, criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ approach to fighting …

Sally Yates

The Netherlands is turning its empty prisons into hotels

While many American prisons are trying to navigate overcrowding, prisons in the Netherlands are so empty, people are coming up with creative new …

Hotels

Mumbai: Women prisoners vandalise Byculla jail after death of fellow inmate

Manjula Govind Shete<br>Women prisoners lodged inside the Byculla jail breached high security arrangements and ransacked jail premises on Saturday. …