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  • Newport News to close City Farm correctional facility

    Newport News plans to close its City Farm correctional facility. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1JKk92E ) reports that City Council approved the facility's closure on Tuesday. Inmates will be transferred to the City Jail or to a regional jail in...
  • Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies

    Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies
    HARTFORD — State officials grappling with the case of Francis Anderson were hoping members of the judiciary committee Monday would pass legislation they said would have closed a loophole in state laws that address where to house legally insane...
  • New commander for prison at US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    A new commander has been selected to run the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Navy announced that Rear Adm. Fernandez Ponds will be the next commander of the task force in charge of the prison where the U.S. holds 122...
  • NY state police investigating inmate death at state prison

    New York state police say they're investigating an inmate death at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, where troopers responded Monday following a report of an assault on staff. Corrections officials identified the...
  • Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate at a California state prison where he is serving a 31-year sentence, officials said Monday. Phillips, 39, is accused of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found...
  • Nevada homicide raises questions of guards' use of guns

    The Nevada prison where a handcuffed inmate was killed by a guard with a shotgun during what a lawsuit calls a "gladiator-style" prisoner fight staged by guards has an unusually high number of incidents of corrections officers firing guns, despite most...
  • Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

    El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show...
  • ACLU seeks probe amid hunger strike at Ohio supermax prison

    The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into conditions at Ohio's super-maximum security prison amid a long-running hunger strike. The protest at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown began March 16 to draw...
  • Efforts to end prison abuse fall short

    Efforts to end prison abuse fall short
    The federal government should be leading the effort to end the abuse of isolating prisoners from meaningful social interaction and other basic needs. Instead, the federal system's practices are clearly contributing to the morally inexcusable overuse of...
  • Ohio prison workers face discipline for downloading music

    Workers at four Ohio prisons are facing possible disciplinary action over downloading and copying music for free from a pay service used by inmates. A report from the inspector general's office finds that 16 state prison employees downloaded hundreds...
  • State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment

    State prison system to appeal order for inmate's sexual reassignment
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation plans to appeal a federal judge’s order that an inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery, according to documents filed Friday. In addition, the prison system has requested...