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Jails and Prisons

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  • Lawsuits point to multiple inmate shootings at Nevada prison

    Lawsuits and data point to multiple cases of guards firing shotguns at inmates at a Nevada state prison where a handcuffed prisoner was killed by a corrections officer trainee last November. Federal lawsuits have been filed in Las Vegas by at least three...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NY advocates, legislators call for less solitary prison time

    Advocates and some New York legislators on Wednesday called for restricting solitary confinement for state inmates, citing a United Nations expert's conclusion that more than 15 days' isolation damages people mentally. Gathered in Albany, more than 100...
  • Inmate inside California prison shot, killed by officer

    An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious, unable to defend himself, officials said Wednesday. A correctional officer first fired a warning shot from his rifle to stop...
  • Aaron Hernandez tried to manipulate officers in jail, sheriff says

    Aaron Hernandez tried to manipulate officers in jail, sheriff says
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of first-degree murder last week, tried to manipulate officers while in jail before and during his trial, according to the sheriff who oversaw his incarceration. Bristol County...
  • County detention officers charged with smuggling contraband to inmates

    County detention officers charged with smuggling contraband to inmates
    Four Anne Arundel County detention officers have been charged with smuggling tobacco and other contraband to inmates at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis. Arrested this morning at the jail were officers Grayling Jackson, 59, of Severn;...