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Jails and Prisons

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  • Most inmates who escape get caught: How some were nabbed

    One escaped inmate was captured wearing his victim's baseball cap. Two other fugitives were too busy enjoying wine and cheese to stay ahead of police. As authorities hunt for two escaped killers in New York, history shows that most inmates who manage...
  • The Latest on prison escape: Civilian worker questioned

    4:20 p.m. (EDT) New York authorities say they have been questioning a civilian employee at the prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, but aren't revealing any of the information she has provided. State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico...
  • Dead inmate's wife accuses Shelby prison staff of negligence

    The wife of a Montana man who died in custody is accusing the staff of a Shelby prison of refusing him medical treatment because he was only a temporary inmate awaiting a transfer to a federal medical facility. Sherry Flor is suing Crossroads...
  • Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars

    Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes. But in a world where snitching can get...
  • Frederick jail to add padded room for some inmates

    Officials say a padded room for inmates with mental health problems may become a new addition to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center by the end of the year. The Frederick News-Post reports (http://bit.ly/1KpuOSK ) that the county jail's assistant...
  • Prosecutor: Man sentenced to 5 years for sex abuse used trail as 'hunting ground'

    Prosecutor: Man sentenced to 5 years for sex abuse used trail as 'hunting ground'
    A Waukegan man who prosecutors said "turned the bike paths of Lake County into a hunting ground" was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for ambushing and sexually attacking a woman on the Des Plaines River Trail in Libertyville last year....
  • Court temporarily blocks release of 'Angola 3' inmate

    Court temporarily blocks release of 'Angola 3' inmate
    Prison activist Albert Woodfox, the last member of the "Angola Three" inmates held for decades in solitary confinement, will have to wait a bit longer to see if he'll experience the "immediate" and "unconditional" freedom ordered by a federal judge. A...
  • Police descend on small town in search for 2 escaped killers

    With police helicopters hovering overhead, hundreds of law officers in body armor poured into this small town in the Adirondack foothills Tuesday in a search for two killers who used power tools to break out of a maximum-security prison 30 miles away....
  • Psychologist to head Cook County Jail

     Psychologist to head Cook County Jail
    A 37-year-old clinical psychologist will head the Cook County Jail, the massive West Side complex that county officials have long said effectively serves as the state's largest mental hospital. Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia has been first assistant executive...
  • Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]

    Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]
    CNN reports: Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is in trouble once again, getting mixed up in a prison fight, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said Tuesday. Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who...
  • No ICE in L.A. County jails

    No ICE in L.A. County jails
    The move by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week to withdraw from a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement program should resolve what had become an unwelcome blurring of the roles played by sheriff's deputies at county jails and...