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Jails and Prisons

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  • Creation of minimum security facility considered

    Creation of minimum security facility considered
    The creation of a minimum security facility has been discussed as a possible solution to the steadily increasing inmate population at the Carroll County Detention Center. Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger said the commissioners need to...
  • NYC official seeks rules to stop sexual assaults in jails

    New York City's public advocate is proposing tough new rules to crack down on sexual assaults in city jails, citing federal statistics that show two Rikers Island lockups have some of the nation's highest rates of reported attacks by both guards and...
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Northampton County to start drug court

    Northampton County to start drug court
    Northampton County Prison is no longer dogged by overcrowding problems, but Judge Craig A. Dally still questions why so many cells have to be occupied by inmates whose primary problem is being hooked on drugs. Dally is hoping to begin reversing that...
  • Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence

    Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence
    When Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with two crimes, a search of his room turned up a .38 revolver and about 5 ounces of marijuana, records show. For a first-time offender, the charge of illegally carrying a weapon in the...
  • Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom

    Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom
    Barron Shannon left prison for the fourth time in less than a decade on a Greyhound bus. He had some photos and letters from home in a Manila envelope, a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a few dollars from the state of Illinois in his pocket. He was...
  • Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay

    Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay
    When Robert Durst spent more than two months in Northampton County Prison 14 years ago, Allentown attorney John Waldron got a front-row seat to what it's like to represent an eccentric client with unlimited means. The Lehigh University alumnus didn't...
  • Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed

    Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is debating whether to appeal a federal judge’s order granting a prisoner sexual reassignment surgery. “We are still considering all options, including an appeal,” said...
  • Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'

    Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'
    It is Good Friday. Richard Lapointe's hearing aids are set so high they are whistling. He is peering through thick eyeglasses. His jaunty little mustache has turned white. He is as tiny and fragile as ever. He remains impossibly naive, even after being...
  • Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo

    Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo
    A three-day manhunt for a convicted killer ended Friday night when he was arrested by Chicago police after being identified by a distinctive neck tattoo, authorities said. Kamron T. Taylor, 23, of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, was arrested on...
  • Report cites numerous problem at Dayton women's prison

    A state women's prison in Dayton has numerous problems, including inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates, the availability of prohibited substances and problems with mental health services, according to a new report. Several staff...