Prison

Arizona's 'concentration camp': why was Tent City kept open for 24 years?

In 1993 Joe Arpaio, America’s ‘toughest sheriff’, opened a temporary outdoor jail in Phoenix. After more than two decades, the notorious project is finally closing<p>‘Hitler! Hitler!” the prisoners chanted to the TV cameras in protest. It was 4 February 2009. More than 200 Latino men in …

Joe Arpaio

Johnson & Johnson unit speaks out at planned death row drug use

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company, has hit out at plans by the US state of Florida to execute a prisoner on death row using …

Pharma

How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs

Under Obama, America’s addiction to mass incarceration seemed to fade. But then came Trump and a hardline attorney general<p>Shauna Barry-Scott remembers the moment she felt the American fever for mass incarceration break. It was an August morning in 2013, and she was in a federal prison in the …

News (U.S.)

Inmate dies after collapsing at Cook County Jail

A 47-year-old inmate died Sunday night after collapsing at the Cook County Jail.<p>Lopez House collapsed in a housing unit at the jail in the 2700 block …

Crime

Public safety 'priority' in Baglan prison plans, MoJ says

<b>Public protection will be a "top priority" in controversial plans to open a super prison in Port Talbot, the Ministry of Justice has said.</b><p>The UK government announced in March that it plans to build a new prison on undeveloped land in Baglan.<p>Objectors have raised concerns that the proposed site is …

Port Talbot

Statewide lockdown of Florida prisons lifted | Miami Herald

The statewide prison lockdown enacted last week was lifted Monday, the Florida Department of Corrections announced Monday afternoon.<p>Visitation had …

Florida

The Trudeau government should not delay on sentencing reforms: Editorial

As the Trudeau government launches its public survey on criminal-sentencing laws, it is worth considering what role such an exercise might usefully …

Canadian Government

Did Sasikala step out of prison? CCTV video footage shows her re-entering in civil clothes

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |<p>AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala<p>Former Deputy Inspector of General D Roopa submitted CCTV video footage as …

Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes for decades have been able to opt into the death penalty for certain federal crimes on tribal land. Nearly all reject it.<p>Tribes and legal experts say the decision goes back to culture and tradition, past treatment of American Indians and fairness in …

News (U.S.)

Prisoner back in jail after absconding in 1995

<b>A man who absconded from prison 22 years ago is back behind bars after being arrested in France.</b><p>Michael John Ashworth, 57, was held in Coquelles on Sunday while trying to board a Eurotunnel shuttle to the UK.<p>He absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire in 1995 during a five-year sentence for drugs …

Crime

New York State Is Giving Prisoners A Better Chance At Clemency

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest move will boost resources for inmates asking for commutations and pardons.<p>New York state is partnering with a coalition of national legal organizations in a move to expand pro bono resources for state prisoners seeking pardons or commutations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) …

News (U.S.)

‘Worried’ Madhya Pradesh jailbirds demand creams to fight wrinkles, dark spots

Demand for beauty products by the inmates lodged in the 11 central jails in Madhya Pradesh, which has country’s third highest number of prisons, to …

Madhya Pradesh

South Africa: Can Imprisoned Asylum Seekers Be Deported?

[GroundUp] Abdulkadir Mohammed Faghi, a Somali refugee who was convicted in September 2011 for car theft, fraud and forgery, has been threatened with …

South Africa

'Dangerous criminal' McCrossen to move to mental health unit in new bid for freedom

Jamie McCrossen, Tasmania's longest-serving "dangerous criminal", faces a move to a secure mental health unit as part of a new bid to have his …

New N.S. data raises concerns about use of solitary confinement

Close to a quarter of solitary confinements in Nova Scotia's jails are due to medical issues or protection from other inmates, according to recent …

Canada

Ex-kitchen worker pleads guilty to trying to smuggle heroin into Ionia prison

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>A former Trinity services group worker pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle heroin into Ionia Correctional Facility, where he …

Detroit

Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema Speaks - 'Prison a Death Chamber'

Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema Speaks - 'Prison a Death Chamber'The leader of Zambia's main opposition party Hakainde Hichilema has been out of jail …

Florida's prisons locked down, visits canceled amid threat

Florida's 148 prison facilities remain on lockdown as guards search cells, seizing a number of weapons and other contraband

Florida

Headteacher locked children in classrooms as ‘solitary confinement’

A primary school headteacher who locked children up in classrooms as a form of ‘solitary confinement’ has been found guilty of professional …

Education

Cameron Douglas continues to move past prison with baby news

Cameron Douglas has some good news -- he's expecting a baby!<p>Cameron, 38, announced that he and his Brazilian girlfriend, Viviane Thibes, 39, are …

Prisoner's cousin joins him behind bars for trying to smuggle spice into jail during visit

A prisoner’s cousin has joined him behind bars after he was caught trying to take notorious drug spice into jail during a visit.<p>David Weatherson was …

Crime

Attorney General: Teen convicts freed by law face parole in Arkansas

Former juvenile offenders freed from life sentences under a new Arkansas law likely will remain under state watch for the rest of their lives, …

U.S. Supreme Court

Southerners on New Ground's Bail Out Continues the Radical Tradition of Black August

In May, the queer liberation group SONG freed scores of Black women from jail during its Black Mamas Bail Out Campaign. It chose this month to …

Black Lives Matter

I Thought Being Gay Was a Sin Until I Saw My Friend Suffer in Prison

<i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>I was walking the prison track on a sunny Southern California day in 2006 when a friend I'll call Michael joined me. He looked like he could barely hold it together. His dark complexion was ashen, and there was dried toothpaste …

What’s it like to do 40-years for a crime you deny?

A photographer follows Otis Johnson, who has spent most of his life in jail for a crime he has never admitted to, through his incarceration, release, and rehabilitation – and how he’s helping others<p>On 5 May 1970, 25-year old martial arts teacher Otis Johnson was arrested in New York for the …

Justice

How spice is wreaking havoc inside Holme House Prison

It is the powder wreaking havoc inside Teesside’s biggest prison.<p>Spice has been blamed for Holme House Prison wardens “dropping like flies” after …

How 'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Got Huge for 'Shot Caller'

Fans of <i>Games Of Thrones</i> may recognize Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the show’s Jaime Lannister, at the beginning of his new crime thriller <i>Shot Caller</i>. But …

Game of Thrones

Bristol prisoners to get in-cell phones and computers

<b>Prisoners in Bristol will soon have telephones and computers fitted inside their cells.</b><p>The scheme aims to combat mobile phones being smuggled illegally into prison.<p>Inmates at Category B HMP Bristol will no longer need to queue to use communal phones and will use the computers to order food from the …

Saskatoon jail has outdoor "cages" like those removed from federal prisons

The Saskatoon jail has small “covered compounds” in its exercise yards, similar to those at the Edmonton penitentiary, which were criticized by the …

Canadian News

Director Ric Roman Waugh on “Shot Caller” and What Prison Does to a Man

Saban Films<p>After working as a stuntman for decades on movies like <i>Last Action Hero</i>, <i>True Romance</i> and <i>The Crow</i>, Ric Roman Waugh made the transition into …

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau