RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Jails and Prisons

A collection of news and information related to Jails and Prisons published by this site and its partners.

Top Jails and Prisons Articles

Displaying items 100-110
  • 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....
  • Man, 19, escapes from youth detention center in St. Charles

    Man, 19, escapes from youth detention center in St. Charles
    A 19-year-old man escaped from a youth detention center in St. Charles where he was being held for a parole violation on a burglary charge, officials said. Denzell Walker, 19, escaped from the medium-security facility about 10 p.m. Monday, according...
  • Investigators seek accomplices, answers in prison escape

    Investigators seek accomplices, answers in prison escape
    As investigators seek accomplices who may have helped two convicted murderers escape a maximum-security prison, many other questions remain about the brash, elaborate breakout. How could nobody hear prisoners slicing through a steel wall, breaking...
  • History of violence plagues prison where breakout occurred

    The maximum-security prison where two killers pulled off a "Shawshank Redemption"-style escape has a reputation for brutality that belies the reform-minded ideals it was founded upon when it opened on an Adirondack mountainside in 1845. Back then, the...
  • New York town stands by its prison after brazen escape

    The 40-foot-high wall of the maximum-security state prison in Dannemora runs right along the main street, a hulking symbol of the institution's dominance over practically every aspect of life. Nearly everyone in this mountain village of about 5,000...