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  • Cook County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct

    Cook County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct
    A female Cook County Jail guard has resigned after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a male inmate. Lotisha Myers, 47, was arrested Wednesday evening after a weeklong internal investigation at the jail, according to the Cook County...
  • ACLU of Nebraska creates team for possible prison lawsuits

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska has formed a legal team for possible lawsuits that would force the state to address prison crowding. The lawyer's panel announced Thursday will advise the organization on ways to address the problem...
  • New Nebraska corrections head vows to make improvements

    Nebraska's new corrections director promised Thursday to restore his department's tarnished reputation, relieve overcrowding and end what he described as a "fear-based culture" among its employees. Scott Frakes, a former administrator in Washington...
  • Oklahoma prisons boss to brief board on death penalty moratorium, prison overcrowding

    The head of Oklahoma's prison system is scheduled to brief the agency's governing board about the current status of executions in Oklahoma, as well as how the agency is grappling with prison overcrowding. The Board of Corrections is scheduled to meet...
  • Bid to keep Florida prison inspectors quiet sparks lawsuit

    Bid to keep Florida prison inspectors quiet sparks lawsuit
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt by Florida's new prisons chief to keep investigators from discussing what's going on inside the state's troubled prison system has sparked a lawsuit. An attorney representing six Corrections Department employees asked a...
  • Mom of inmate allegedly dared by guard to hang himself sues over son's Rikers Island suicide

    The mother of a suicidal New York City inmate who hanged himself in a Rikers Island solitary confinement cell in 2013 after repeatedly threatening to do so — and was even dared by one guard to do it — has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against...
  • House panel hears Jay Inslee plan to fight property crime by supervising released offenders

    A bill to combat Washington's worst-in-the-nation property crime rate by putting offenders on a revived state supervision program drew criticism in a House committee hearing Wednesday afternoon. The proposal, announced in January by Gov. Jay Inslee and a...
  • Ex-Halawa guard convicted of taking bribes from 'USO Family' prison gang sentenced to 8 years

    A former Halawa Correctional Facility guard is headed to federal prison for eight years for taking bribes from a gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to inmates. In handing down the sentence against Feso Malufau Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster

    Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster
    The Catholic priest and the childhood friend of imprisoned Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. allegedly met at a low-key Italian restaurant tucked in a strip mall in Lake Barrington, a place with the usual dark wood and quiet booths, Sinatra crooning...
  • Newport News to shut down City Farm, future use unknown

    Newport News to shut down City Farm, future use unknown
    The city of Newport News said Thursday it plans to shut down a minimum-security correctional center on the banks of the James River and move the inmates to the Newport News City Jail within a matter of months. The decision to close the City Prison...
  • Buncich to fight jail infirmary bid

    CROWN POINT – Efforts to turn the fourth floor of the Lake County Jail into an infirmary for inmates in need of skilled care is just too costly for the county pursue, officials say. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said he plans to fight efforts...