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    CCTV of the moment a prison guard was lured into a cupboard by two lags wearing fake suicide vests in a jail "terror attack" has been shown to jurors. Brusthom Ziamani, 25, and radicalised Baz Hockton, 26, allegedly used an arsenal of makeshift weapons to slash at Neil Trundle at HMP Whitemoor, Cambs. 7Prison guard...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ten inmates at a Virginia prison which holds many elderly and otherwise vulnerable inmates have died from COVID-19, officials said. Deerfield Correctional Center, which is located in Capron, 69 miles (111 kilometers) south of Richmond, has an assisted living unit and infirmary and holds many of the state prison system’s elderly...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen inmates in Pennsylvania state prisons and two girlfriends of inmates on the outside have been charged in what authorities describe as a scheme to fraudulently obtain jobless benefits for ineligible prisoners, prosecutors said Wednesday. The 20 sets of charges were announced by state Attorney General...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Twenty more inmates and accomplices have been charged in connection with the alleged statewide scheme to illegally obtain thousands of dollars in coronavirus unemployment benefits. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrests of 20 inmates and their accomplices on Wednesday, saying the charges are linked to at...
    TWO lags wore fake suicide vests and shouted "Allahu Akbar" as they savagely attacked a prison guard in a terror attack, a court heard. Brusthom Ziamani, 25, and radicalised Baz Hockton, 26, allegedly used an arsenal of makeshift weapons to slash at Neil Trundle at HMP Whitemoor, Cambs. 4Brusthom Ziamani allegedly attacked a prison officer...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won’t again face a staffing shortage, barriers to social distancing and dangerous rationing of protective gear ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic....
    By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty-seven jails and juvenile detention centers across Idaho charge more for inmates and families to make in-state calls than they can legally charge for out-of-state phone calls, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. That means the vast majority of inmate calls are charged at...
    “Cheer” star Jerry Harris will remain in federal custody on child pornography charges for the time being after admitting to authorities that he exchanged sexually explicit material with underage boys, according to a report. During a short telephone hearing in Chicago federal court Monday, the 21-year-old actor’s lawyer asked a judge to postpone a...
    CHICAGO — A former U.S. soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to slay a Georgia nurse in a bid to lift a spell he believed she put on him is the first of two more inmates the federal government is preparing to put to death this week. FAMOUS LAST WORDS William Emmett LeCroy,...
    A PAIR of Amish brothers who along with two younger brothers gang-raped their sister managed to avoid jail because the prosecutor claimed they “would’ve been eaten alive” there. The two brothers, Aaron Schwartz, 22, and Petie Schwartz, 18, earlier this month plead guilty to two counts of third-degree child molestation with a child under age...
    Michael Conroy/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The Trump administration’s rush to resume federal executions after a 17-year hiatus may have caused a spike in cases of the coronavirus in a federal prison. The risk of catching coronavirus is heightened behind bars because...
    A study has revealed that around a quarter of those in juvenile detention in Spain come from Morocco and as many as three in ten illegal migrants have committed some sort of crime. According to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) there are at least 5,500 supposedly underage Moroccans in Spain,...
    FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A southeast Georgia prison will stay open at least a little bit longer. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter tells The Brunswick News that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to keep D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston open through at least January. The prison has been scheduled to close at...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than 16,000 Florida prison inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 and 120 have died, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Corrections. An additional 85 inmates were reported to have tested positive, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 16,081. Also, an additional...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Serious injuries caused by violence between inmates within facilities operated by the New York City Department of Correction rose 284% in the 2020 fiscal year, according to an annual report released in September.The 2020 Department of Correction Mayor's Management Report attributed some of the increase in serious injuries to a new...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In 2015, Bay Area resident Scanvinski Hymes was dubbed one of the state’s “most dangerous inmates” by the MSNBC documentary-style show Lockup, which conducted interviews inside of prisons. He bragged to the camera crew that he racked up roughly 100x more demerits than the average California prisoner. His reputation for violence in...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Here are a few of the...
    Damiene Lewis was at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, watching his nephew play outside with the sound of kids playing in the distance — a stark juxtaposition to where the 41-year-old was just months before; a federal prison in Texas, serving a 60-month sentence on gun and drug charges. The same goes for Quentin...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahoma state prison inmates will be required to wear ankle monitors as part of a pilot project intended to stop the illegal use of cellphones in prisons, according to the state Department of Corrections. The 60-day project will begin in October at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center where male...
    (CNN)Despite early efforts to keep inmates and staff safe, Covid-19 still spread rampant through one of the largest prison systems in the United States.More than 12,400 inmates in California have tested positive for Covid-19 and 60 have died, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. There have also been more than 3,400 confirmed...
    KAMPALA – Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday. The inmates escaped late on Wednesday from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — More than 100 inmates have tested positive at a minimum-security women's prison in Pierre, according to the Department of Corrections. Mass testing of inmates resulted in the Department of Corrections finding 102 active cases, according to an update released late Wednesday. There are 140 women held at the prison, according...
    Kampala, UgandaPrisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday.The inmates escaped late on Wednesday from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, said the...
    PHOTO VIA FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORREECTIONS/FACEBOOKFlorida is nearing 16,000 COVID-19 cases among prison inmates and 3,000 cases among corrections workers. A report released Wednesday by the state Department of Corrections showed an additional 49 inmate cases, bringing the total since March to 15,983 cases. The report also showed an additional 28 cases among...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s largest prison on Thursday was grappling with an alarming coronavirus outbreak, as many inmates refused to take preventative measures or get tested under the impression that catching the virus could speed up their release as part of a rumored general amnesty, the head of the country’s doctors union warned. Over 200...
    By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday. The inmates escaped late on Wednesday from a jail in Karamoja, a...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida is nearing 16,000 COVID-19 cases among prison inmates and 3,000 cases among corrections workers. A report released Wednesday by the state Department of Corrections showed an additional 49 inmate cases, bringing the total since March to 15,983 cases. The report also showed an additional 28 cases among corrections workers, bringing the...
    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – In about a week, Comal County will begin moving inmates into the county’s new $72 million jail. The new facility is replacing the old jail built in 1985 to accommodate the county’s growing prisoner population. While touring the new jail Wednesday, Sheriff Mark Reynolds said the design was the result of...
    Joseph Winters September 16, 2020 9:19AM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Sign up to receive Grist's top stories in your inbox. Inmate firefighters have battled some of California's most destructive wildfires, including the...
    Drones have been a problem for prisons for years now, where they’re often used to smuggle contraband behind bars. But could they also get inmates out of prison by airlifting them over the walls? That’s one worry expressed by federal prison officers in a new report on the topic from the Department of Justice (DOJ)....
    SAN ANTONIO – After it was revealed that an informant had “planted” evidence that led to the conviction of John Cape, 49, and Louie Garcia, 48, on drug charges, District Court Judge Velia Meza ordered both men released on bond Thursday. The case has been forwarded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for review....
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to carry out two executions next week. The virus deaths are likely to raise alarm with advocates and lawyers for the condemned men over the spread of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to carry out two executions next week. The virus deaths are likely to raise alarm with advocates and lawyers for the condemned men over the spread of coronavirus at the Federal...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four inmates on Tuesday sued the Allegheny County Jail and mental health officials, alleging the facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabilities and often punishes them with extended solitary confinement or excessive force. Lawyers with the Abolitionist Law Center spent over a year interviewing more than 100...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two more state prison inmates in Oklahoma have died, and the deaths could be linked to COVID-19, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections. One inmate was hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, the department reported late Monday. The other was being treated for symptoms of COVID-19, the illness...
    Four inmates on Tuesday sued Allegheny County jail and mental health officials, alleging the in Pennsylvania facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabilities and often punishes them with extended solitary confinement or excessive force. Lawyers with the Abolitionist Law Center spent over a year interviewing more than 100 current and...
    By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press Four inmates on Tuesday sued Allegheny County jail and mental health officials, alleging the in Pennsylvania facility offers inadequate treatment and medication for inmates with mental health disabilities and often punishes them with extended solitary confinement or excessive force. Lawyers with the Abolitionist Law Center spent over a year interviewing...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Michigan Department of Corrections has regained control of a prison unit overtaken by inmates. Prisoners who caused the riot at Chippewa Prison were taken to maximum security units Monday morning. Authorities say a fight between three inmates started the riot. Nearly 100 prisoners left their cells and approached an officer station, taking...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — High-ranking members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Monday praised a Delaware indoor farm that hires ex-inmates as a national model for using private investment to revitalize the country’s lowest-income neighborhoods. Second Chances Farm, which began operations in January, is located in Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood, a designated Opportunity Zone. On Monday,...
    CBS Detroit – A housing unit in an Upper Peninsula Prison is now destroyed after an uprising of prisoners after a fight Sunday Night. According to a report by the Detroit News, a fight broke out in a housing unit at Chippewa Correctional Facility on Sunday. Around 10:30 pm, three prisoners were fighting each other....
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities regained control of a 236-inmate housing unit inside an Upper Peninsula prison early Monday hours after a fight among three inmates resulted in one being Tased by an officer, the state Corrections Department said. The fight began around 10:25 p.m. Sunday at the Chippewa Correctional...
              Roughly 70% of inmates at the Pamunkey Regional Jail recently tested for COVID-19 are positive, causing the facility to go on lockdown, jail officials said in a statement Wednesday. The facility, which takes offenders from the town of Ashland, Hanover and Caroline counties and the U.S. Marshals Service,...
    On this day, Sept. 13 ...1996: Tupac Shakur dies at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting. Also on this day: 1788: The Congress of the Confederation authorizes the first national election and declares New York City the temporary national capital. 1943: Chiang Kai-Shek becomes president of China. ...
    By APRILE RICKERT, News and Tribune JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — For Angela Jackson, a woman incarcerated in Clark County Jail on drug charges, creating art is a form of meditation that stills her mind. “It’s calming,” she said. “It takes you away for a little while. You can totally just get away — you’re in...
    California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill Trump speaks with California governor amid raging wildfires Raging wildfires close California's 18 national forests MORE (D) signed legislation Friday creating a pathway for inmate firefighters to become professionals...
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia prison officials say more than 10% of the state’s 27,000 inmates have now tested positive for COVID-19. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that as of Thursday, there were almost 400 active cases detected at the Deerfield Correctional Center. The prison houses many of the state’s older and ailing male inmates. Eighteen inmates...