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Jails and Prisons

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  • Ohio's prison population grows more slowly than expected

    Ohio's prison population isn't growing as rapidly as officials expected, though the state still has thousands more inmates than its system was designed to accommodate. Ohio had just under 50,600 prisoners in January, nearly 1,000 fewer inmates than the...
  • Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

    Officers regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility, according to the private contractor operating the prison. About 300 of the 2,800 inmates were moved Sunday...
  • Imprisoned Mexican drug suspects complain of poor conditions

    Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Thursday it has received a complaint from inmates at a maximum-security prison, reportedly including top cartel leaders, complaining of poor food and bad conditions. A commission employee who was not...
  • Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special

    Diane Sawyer visits Ocala prison for special
    Viewers who miss Diane Sawyer anchoring the evening news will want to catch her special "20/20" report on Friday. She looks at "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" at 10 p.m. on ABC (WFTV-Channel 9 locally). Sawyer and her team visited the Lowell...
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime while battling own cases

    The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Hosman's dual roles as advocate for change and repeat visitor at county jails provide a striking case...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime

    Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also is a repeat offender himself, whose trips in and out of jail provide a striking case study of the...
  • Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem

    Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem
    Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer explained his decision to reduce jail population by transferring federal inmates and losing a $2.5 million in revenues as a result, but county board members just wanted to know what he is doing to fix the resulting budget...
  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

    On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water. The 70-year-old widow whose yard he was mowing told him to wait on her porch. Instead, she said, he...
  • 2 women charged in Maine prison drug smuggling conspiracy

    Two women are facing charges for allegedly conspiring to smuggle drugs into the Maine State Prison. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said 28-year-old Katlyn Graciale, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, smuggled Suboxone strips into the prison during an inmate...
  • Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires
    Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday. The process, which is being...