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  • Southern Illinois 'supermax' prison unlikely to reopen

    A push from one Illinois lawmaker to reopen a super-maximum security state prison doesn't appear to be gaining traction as the state continues to deal with an overcrowded correctional system. Tamms prison in southern Illinois remains closed after...
  • Study: mentally ill inmates stay longer in central Ohio jail

    Mentally-ill inmates at central Ohio's biggest jail stay longer, return more frequently and often aren't connected with the treatment they need after they leave, according to a new report. The Council of State Governments Justice Center provided the...
  • Lawmakers set to deal with growing female prison population

    The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide this week how to handle the state's growing number of women prisoners after forecasts show the population likely will grow faster than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated in his budget proposal. The women'...
  • Bentley calls stripped-down Alabama budget 'irresponsible'

    Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday lashed out at a committee-passed General Fund budget, calling it irresponsible and accusing lawmakers of indicating they don't care about the people of Alabama. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee approved...
  • Mindful of Prop. 47 sentence reductions, Brown aims to scale back private prisons

    Mindful of Prop. 47 sentence reductions, Brown aims to scale back private prisons
    Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to cut California's reliance on out-of-state private prisons by half, but seeks to postpone long-term discussion about the state's own aging lockups and need to rent space from others until next year. The governor's latest...
  • Nebraska officials investigating after deadly prison revolt

    Nebraska officials promised Tuesday a thorough investigation of a deadly prison revolt, including a review of the facility's staffing and emergency procedures and how exactly two sex offenders were killed. Authorities declined to give specifics as prison...
  • 2 guards, 2 hospital staffers injured in attack by inmate

    Authorities say two state prison guards, a doctor and nurse are recovering from minor injuries sustained during an attack by an inmate being treated at a Syracuse hospital. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says 49-year-old...
  • Prison rape can't be tolerated

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, May 14: Rape is a horrible crime regardless of whether the victim is in prison, a college student on a date or a member of the armed forces. Yet prison officials often treat...
  • Kadner: A pilot program to help, not jail, the mentally ill

    Kadner: A pilot program to help, not jail, the mentally ill
    Deep in the bowels of Cook County's Markham courthouse near 165th Street and Kedzie Avenue, prisoners arrested overnight and awaiting a bond hearing are escorted into an interview room and asked a series of questions that take about two minutes to answer....
  • Two inmates dead in Nebraska maximum-security prison uprising

    Two inmates dead in Nebraska maximum-security prison uprising
    Two inmates were found dead at a maximum security prison in southeast Nebraska on Monday, after officers regained control from prisoners who seized at least part of the facility a day earlier. Prison guards in riot gear were seen around 8 a.m. leading...
  • Police: Attica inmate died after attack by another prisoner

    State police say they're investigating the death of an inmate who was killed by another prisoner at Attica Correctional Facility last week. Troopers say 26-year-old Rodney Calloway was attacked by another inmate around 9:15 p.m. Friday inside the...