Prison

Stop Squeezing Prisoners' Families for Cash

Replacing visitors' hours with costly videoconferencing is a short-sighted policy.<p>Get caught committing a felony, and the government is apt to do terrible things to you. Stick you in a cage. Control what you eat, when you sleep, what you do with your time.<p>Should the government also be allowed to …

Inmate gets 130 more years for fatal shooting when he was 15

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana man has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for a fatal shooting that happened when he was 15 years …

Crime

‘I’m in Hakea, where the big boys are at’

December 11, 2017 1:42PM<p>IT’S just after 7am in Unit 9 at Hakea Prison and half a dozen or so prison guards line up at the end of a row of cells they …

Dallas County's bail system disproportionately penalizes women

Dallas County has long known that the way it handles bail is both unfair to the accused and a financial burden on taxpayers. Yet the problem persists.<p>…

Texas

Prison Art: Meet the Electric Guitar Built Inside the Slammer

Norman Lockamy lovingly built the guitar while serving a 12-year sentence in Huntingdon State Prison in Pennsylvania starting in 1988.<p>0<p>SHARES<p><i>Folsom</i> …

Guitar

Inmate dies after fight at Georgia state prison

HELENA, Ga. (AP) - Corrections officials are investigating the death of a prisoner following a fight with other inmates at a south Georgia prison.<p>The …

City Agrees to Pay Rikers Inmates It Forced Back Into Solitary Confinement

For years, it was a rule in New York City’s jail system: If an inmate at Rikers Island who had been serving a stretch in solitary confinement before release returned to the jail, the person would be forced back into solitary no matter how much time had passed.<p>The city dropped the rule, called the …

New York City

King County Bans Solitary Confinement For Kids

The legislation recognizes that engagement and access to tools that can reduce recidivism are vital.<p><b>RENTON, WA - From King County:</b> The Metropolitan …

Seattle

Money spent on Jeeps, rent instead of restitution nets prison time for fraudster

Four months ago, a federal judge spared Lori Nicholson, described as the "most successful tax fraudster'' in Oregon's history, by sentencing her to …

Oregon

Prison is no place for those suffering from substance use disorders

In late September, David McKinley was found hanging from the top bunk bed in his room at a Plymouth treatment center for drug and alcohol dependency. …

Federal Prison Inmate Who Escaped 20 Years Ago Is Back Behind Bars After Returning to U.S.

(ERIE, Pa.) — An inmate who disappeared 20 years ago from a federal prison in Pennsylvania is set to be returned to the state for arraignment on an …

Crime

Prison Sentences Shouldn’t Be Death Sentences: How To Fix Correctional Health Care

The estimated 2.3 million people serving time in US correctional facilities have lost their ability to access health care on their own terms. The …

Health Care

Record high levels of prisoner self-harm a 'damning indictment' of failures in mental health provision in jails

Record high levels of self-harm in prisons are a “damning indictment” of the current state of the mental health provision in jails across England and …

Mental Health

What we know about ICE detainees in Oregon and the jail that holds them

Share This Story<p>KGW App users: Tap to view<p>THE DALLES, Ore. – Mustafa Tanin was a young lieutenant in the Afghan army when he came to Texas in 2015 …

Immigration

Oscar Pistorius injured after prison brawl with in-mate he "knows well", jail bosses confirm

Oscar Pistorius has been left injured after a prison brawl, it has been confirmed.<p>The Paralympic champion was involved in a clash with a fellow …

South Africa

Magilligan prison report is 'most positive ever'

<b>A new inspection report on Magilligan prison is the most positive ever about a jail in Northern Ireland.</b><p>The report, published on Tuesday, describes progress at the prison near Limavady since it was last inspected three years ago as "immensely encouraging".<p>The inspectors praised the leadership …

Slavery

Suspect Evidence Informed a Momentous Supreme Court Decision on Criminal Sentencing — ProPublica

More than 30 years ago, Congress identified what it said was a grave threat to the American promise of equal justice for all: Federal judges were …

California Is Running Out of Inmates to Fight Its Fires

They’ve helped combat the flames since World War II. But with more—and more intense—fire seasons still ahead, a series of prison reforms have cut their ranks.<p>For a dollar an hour and credit toward early parole, more than 1,700 convicted felons fought on the front lines of the destructive wildfires …

Kamala Harris

Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older

In parts of some state prison facilities, you’re less likely to encounter any dangerous convicts than you are to see someone who could be your …

Brutal

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

DUBLIN – An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails.<p>Ibrahim Halawa, 21, was arrested after security forces broke up a …

World News

U.S. Inmates Escape Notorious Bali Prison

Two American men escaped from Bali’s most notorious prison, BBC reports. Chrishan Beasley was arrested in August for carrying 5 grams (0.18 oz.) of …

Crime

DPIC Weekly Updates : December 4, 2017 – December 10, 2017

THIS WEEK FROM DPIC<p>Week of December 4, 2017 – December 10, 2017<p>What's New<p>Posted: December 8, 2017<p>The <b>Texas</b> prosecutor who sought and obtained the …

Death Penalty

State turned blind eye to sexual harassment at women's prison, lawsuit charges

Attorneys on behalf of women serving time at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility filed a class-action lawsuit Monday alleging a pattern of sexual …

New Jersey

Jail guards at Kelowna RCMP detachment in legal strike position

Unionized jail guards at the RCMP detachment in Kelowna have given strike notice that puts them in a legal position to walk off the job by Thursday …

Kelowna

Soft on crime? How about serving four decades and counting

“Slap on the wrist,” “soft on crime,” “got off scot-free” — they’re the common refrains among critics of the justice system, especially when horrific …

Crime

Court hears LRT killer’s Charter challenge of mandatory life sentence

Jeremy Newborn is challenging the constitutionality of a mandatory life sentence for second-degree murder.<p>A man convicted of beating a fellow LRT …

Crime

‘Horrendous’ footage of dog biting inmate in his cell sparks investigation

A district attorney in Oregon will review a case involving an uncooperative jail inmate who was bitten by a sheriff’s patrol dog after disturbing …

Policing

Nevada wants its next execution to be done with an opioid

The family of drugs that have given local morgues more business than they can handle may have finally found a place in America on death row.<p>Nevada, which hasn’t executed an inmate since 2006, is planning to administer a combination of a sedative, a paralytic drug, and fentanyl to a convicted …

Fentanyl

Kerr: Does the law apply when an inmate breaks prison rules?

Does the law apply in prison? A recent Federal Court decision confirms the obvious answer: Of course. Yet the fact that this was a question at all …

U.S. Federal Courts

New Program To Help Drug Offenders Get Treatment, Not Prison

<i>Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley (Photo Credit: Suffolk County District Attorney)</i><p>BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Suffolk County District Attorney is …

Crime