A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell is suing after deputies and nurses reportedly ignored her cries for help during her five hours of labor.
Crime victims in Pennsylvania could soon begin getting restitution owed from prisoners under a bill in the state House of Representative that seeks to require the garnishment of deposits made to inmates’ personal accounts, The Philadelphia Tribune reported. Since current law permits the garnishments but does not require the deductions, “county and state prison inmates […]
A Pennsylvania bill seeks to require the garnishment of deposits made to inmates’ personal accounts for victim restitution.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the […]
Rev. Lonnie D. Wesley III has plenty of questions but few answers. He wants to know why his brother died in the Escambia County Jail. Wesley is still grieving his loss, but he also has another serious concern: His brother, Alfred Earl Wesley, 63, who died on Jan. 15, 2016, was the seventh inmate to […]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland moved the last inmates out of the dangerously decrepit men’s section of the Baltimore City Detention Center on Tuesday, state officials said, completing the closure of the notorious facility. The jail pre-dates modern penal facility standards, with some of its walls dating to the 19th century. It has been known […]
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers, a sheriff said. Franklin […]
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators questioned prison workers and outside contractors Monday to try to find out who may have helped two killers obtain the power tools they used to break out of a maximum-security institution in an audacious, “Shawshank Redemption”-style escape. The manhunt stretched into a third day, with law officers questioning drivers and […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the “Angola Three” inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement in connection with the death of a prison guard drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. The ruling would free 68-year-old Albert Woodfox after more than 40 years in solitary, which human […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concluded in a review that called the treatment “so incompetent and inadequate as to shock […]
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — The sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets. One month after the prison break, only about 75 of the 329 […]
*Could Jesse Jackson Jr. taste freedom sooner than expected? That seems to a possibility, according to a Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke, who told the Chicago Tribune Tuesday that Jackson will be eligible to leave federal prison and serve out the final year of his sentence in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20. News of the former Illinois […]
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