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  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail

    Muslim woman says she was forced to attend Christian service in Ohio jail
    A 24-year-old Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against an Ohio jail after Cuyahoga County corrections officers allegedly ordered her to attend Christian prayer services or face solitary confinement, according to court filings made public Thursday....
  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • Concerns rise over US anti-prison rape law's fate

    When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem. Lastocy and a coalition of inmate advocacy...
  • Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center

    Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center
    Officials are investigating the death of a man who was discovered dead Saturday morning inside of a solitary confinement cell at Stateville Correctional Center. About 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 3, a correctional officer at the prison was doing routine checks...
  • Trial of 10-year-old accused of murdering 90-year-old bedridden woman moved to juvenile court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court. The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
  • DA: Bucks County prison guard charged with harassing inmates

    Bucks County authorities say a former prison guard forced inmates to undergo strip-searches, watched them use the bathroom and made sexual comments to "harass, demean and humiliate them." Joseph Ronald Mullen, 28, was charged Wednesday with official...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge

    Suspect in Goodman jury swaying attempt faces federal judge
    After learning a Vermont felon had offered to throw John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial for $500,000, FBI agents interviewed the 10 members of the jury to determine whether they had any connection to him, prosecutors say. James D. Perron, 48, had...
  • When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic

    When Inmates Are Too Violent For Whiting Forensic
    Connecticut needs a better way to control violent people found not guilty by reason of insanity. Changing state laws would help. Last year, Francis Anderson was acquitted, because of his mental condition, of assaulting a correctional officer. He was...