Prison

Inmate who hanged himself May 11 at Orleans jail has died: OPSO

The inmate who the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said hanged himself May 11 in his cell at the Orleans Parish jail has died, the agency said. OPSO …

Crime

Aaron Hernandez Calls Fellow Inmate ‘My Heart’ In Letter To Prison Officials Before Suicide

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez asked prison officials to transfer him to a different cell and move him in with a fellow inmate at the …

Aaron Hernandez

Cash Bail, a Cornerstone of the Criminal-Justice System, Is Under Threat

More U.S. cities and states are reducing their reliance on cash bail, rejecting the longstanding notion that money should determine whether arrested individuals are locked up until trial.<p>The movement is upending a cornerstone of the American criminal-justice system and threatening to deal the most …

News (U.S.)

Jeff Sessions Wants to Put More People in Prison. His Home State of Alabama Is Doing the Opposite.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions penned a memo to federal prosecutors in early May asking them to stop seeking lenient sentences for drug offenders and …

Government

Alabama Death Row Inmate Tommy Arthur Pleads for Eighth Reprieve

Seven times, Tommy Arthur has escaped death. With his eighth execution date less than a week away, he phoned from an Alabama prison to talk about the increasingly slim chance that his lethal injection will be called off yet again.<p>"Until I take my last breath I'll have hope," Arthur, who has been on …

Crime

What's Going On At GEO?

GEO stock is up nearly 200% from its lows in August 2016, why is this?<p>Companies that are poised to benefit from policies in Washington can be very …

Immigration

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. May 19, 2017<p>Iowa should allow needle exchange programs<p>The Iowa Department of Public Health in February released its first report …

Iowa State University

Number of federal inmates who self-harm tripled in last decade

The number of inmates in federal prisons who intentionally harm themselves has more than tripled over the past decade, spiking again last year, prompting Canada’s correctional investigator to call for changes to ensure such prisoners are treated as patients who require medical care.<p>The statistics …

Mental Health

These Bicycles Eat Smog and Spit Out Clean Air - VICE

Bike sharing programs in China are big right now. There are over 30 Chinese start-ups and one of the largest of them all, Ofo, has about 2.2 million bikes in 43 cities. Daan Roosegaarde, an inventor from the Netherlands and the designer behind China's smog-sucking tower, wants to get in on the …

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from military prison this week after being locked up for

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from military prison this week after being locked up for<p>Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from …

Chelsea Manning

March protests death penalty

Human rights activists reject the reimposition of the death penalty in a march from Welcome Rotunda to the University of Santo Tomas on España …

Philippines

'I'm Driving to Rhode Island in a Toyota Camry That's Held Together with Tape' - VICE

<i>As copy editor of VICE.com, it's my job to read every word that appears on our site and make sure everything is in its right place—that all the commas and semicolons are where they need to be, names and places are spelled correctly, and "fuccboi" is written in the proper style. Over the course of</i> …

Rhode Island

This Week On The Call In: Criminal Justice Reform

We examine criminal justice reform and drug sentencing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses.

Justice

Card. Tagle calls for alternative to executions in crime fight

2017-05-20 Vatican Radio<p>Cardinal Tagle will preside over a mass at the University of Santo Tomas on May 21 evening where the pilgrims of the 21 day …

Vatican

'Huge frustration' as prison overcrowding sparks violence concerns

Staff at the state's largest prison are meeting on Monday to address frustrations and fears over prisoner violence amid rapidly increasing …

Brisbane

Lake County Jail inmate died of infection in custody: autopsy

A Lake County Jail inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell last year died of a massive abdominal infection while in custody, according to an autopsy report released to the News-Sun.<p>David Butterfield, 36, of Waukegan, had a significant medical history of substance abuse and childhood absence …

Crime

FAQ: What's the difference between jail and prison?

Frequently Asked Questions<p>Back to Frequently Asked Questions main page<p>What's the difference between jail and prison?<p>Think short-term and …

What's the Difference

Activist Samuel Sinyangwe Sheds Light On Louisiana’s Horrible Mass Incarceration Problem

The thread detailed what being incarcerated in Louisiana is like.<p>Samuel Sinyangwe, an activist, data analyst, and co-founder of Campaign Zero, took …

Policing

Hunger Strike: The reclamation of the Palestinian body

As President Trump prepares his visit to Israel next week, tens of Palestinian prisoners are hospitalized with their health in serious decline as …

Hunger Strike

Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Jail Guard, Kill His Family: Report

New information surrounding Aaron Hernandez’s life in county jail before being convicted of double homicide in 2015 surfaced Thursday after records …

Aaron Hernandez

State waits for ruling in prison case

Alabama is waiting for a federal judge's ruling in a class-action lawsuit over inmate mental health care, a decision that could determine if there's …

Judge slams law, delays sentencing

In a case that has raised questions about the effect of mandatory minimum sentences, a Manitoba judge has taken pity on a woman he convicted by …

Canadian News

Prison Service boss hired to manage troubled G4S detention centres

G4S has hired the man in charge of negotiating private contracts for government prisons to run its troubled detention services division.<p>Paul Kempster is expected to join the outsourcing firm later this month and will oversee the five prisons G4S manages for the Government, as well as two …

Bill aims to prevent jail time for unpaid tickets and fines | Texas Legislature

AUSTIN - Rachel MacGruder was trying to get right with the law.<p>The single mother with two disabled teenagers had fallen behind on payments to clear …

Texas

Gov. Hickenlooper rejects criticism from district attorney over the pardoning of Rene Lima-Marin

Gov. John Hickenlooper responded Saturday to criticism from District Attorney George Brauchler of his pardoning of Rene Lima-Marin, rejecting claims …

Denver

First college graduates from new prisoner reintegration program

<i>CSU Fullerton graduate Omar Chavez, left, with Romarilyn Ralston, Project Rebound Program Coordinator; Credit: Courtesy Project Rebound, CSU …

Southern California

Ontario's probation system is a joke

We’ve never done a very good job of watching pedophiles like Frank Cunningham.

Canadian News

What San Diego might expect under Attorney General Sessions' new prosecution guidelines

Harsher penalties against drug couriers and immigrant smugglers who cross the border. The scaling back of a diversion program aimed at reforming …

San Diego

Milwaukee County Jail uses machines to scan inmates' eyes

Milwaukee County's jail has implemented technology to scan inmates' eyes.<p>Wisconsin Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2ruYTL1 ) inmates have their …

N.J. jail was only one in the state to get grant to help inmates get jobs

The grant will help fund programs that will ready inmates for jobs and a successful re-entry into society.BRIDGETON -- Recidivism is one of the …