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 34-44
  • Inmate videos aim to reduce New York prison sexual assaults

    On his first day in a Michigan prison for robbing a photo store with a toy gun, 17-year-old T.J. Parsell was dragged into an empty cell and gang-raped. Now the 54-year-old activist and filmmaker has created videos instructing newcomers to New York...
  • Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go

    Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go
    When Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, visited a Florida prison recently he learned that an inmate had been sent back to the facility from a hospital because the prison's private medical services contractor determined he didn't need hospital care. Evers, chair of...
  • Former state legislator Mandy Dawson freed, admits cocaine use

    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson freed, admits cocaine use
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson, who spent several extra months in federal prison for using cocaine while on probation, was released Friday after promising she will continue to battle her addiction. "I do have issues and I take them seriously," said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor

    Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor
    A bitter Drew Peterson stood in a courtroom two years ago and demanded that Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow look him in the eye. “Never forget my face,” Peterson said as his voice shook with rage. “Never forget what...
  • What's next for City Farm

    The City Prison Farm, a minimum-security correctional facility in Newport News, served a valuable purpose for decades. But time has taken its toll and, according to a consultant's report, the price tag of needed repairs may not be worth taxpayers'...
  • NYU launches degree program at state prison in Hudson Valley

    New York University has enrolled 36 inmates in English classes at Wallkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. Their first courses are "Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation" and "Critical Perspectives on Justice through Creative...
  • Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced

    Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced
    A former Baltimore corrections officer who had a child with a gang leader inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. Katera Stevenson, 24, one of four corrections officers impregnated by Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, had...
  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...