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  • Creation of minimum security facility considered

    Creation of minimum security facility considered
    The creation of a minimum security facility has been discussed as a possible solution to the steadily increasing inmate population at the Carroll County Detention Center. Sheriff Jim DeWees and Warden George Hardinger said the commissioners need to...
  • NYC official seeks rules to stop sexual assaults in jails

    New York City's public advocate is proposing tough new rules to crack down on sexual assaults in city jails, citing federal statistics that show two Rikers Island lockups have some of the nation's highest rates of reported attacks by both guards and...
  • Indiana bank robber who just wanted work finds it with help from others

    Indiana bank robber who just wanted work finds it with help from others
    Remember the Indiana man on parole who first lost his job, then his home, and finally his dignity? David Potchen ended up sleeping out in the woods. Desperate, he robbed a bank, using the back of his resume to write a robbery note to the teller. Once he...
  • Slain inmate's family: Guards created 'gladiator' scenario

    Nevada prison guards created a "gladiator-like scenario" to let two handcuffed inmates fight before a corrections officer trainee fired four shotgun blasts, killing one of the prisoners and wounding the other, according to a lawsuit. An attorney for...
  • Gary reserve officer suspended for 60 days

    Gary reserve officer suspended for 60 days
    The Gary Police Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to suspend reserve officer Joe Franklin's police powers for 60 days for violating procedures while taking a prisoner to the Lake County Jail. Franklin, whose police powers allow him to...
  • Durst's health problems not an issue, attorney says

    Durst's health problems not an issue, attorney says
    The scrawny figure shuffled into court last week, shackled and limping. Wearing a yellow jailhouse jumpsuit, he twisted his neck, which had been surgically fused. His shaved head — a prison haircut — revealed a bulge where doctors last...
  • Northampton County to start drug court

    Northampton County to start drug court
    Northampton County Prison is no longer dogged by overcrowding problems, but Judge Craig A. Dally still questions why so many cells have to be occupied by inmates whose primary problem is being hooked on drugs. Dally is hoping to begin reversing that...
  • Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed

    Judge's order for inmate's sexual reassignment may be appealed
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is debating whether to appeal a federal judge’s order granting a prisoner sexual reassignment surgery. “We are still considering all options, including an appeal,” said...
  • Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence

    Robert Durst's New Orleans charges could carry long prison sentence
    When Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with two crimes, a search of his room turned up a .38 revolver and about 5 ounces of marijuana, records show. For a first-time offender, the charge of illegally carrying a weapon in the...
  • Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom

    Newly released inmates take Greyhound bus to freedom
    Barron Shannon left prison for the fourth time in less than a decade on a Greyhound bus. He had some photos and letters from home in a Manila envelope, a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a few dollars from the state of Illinois in his pocket. He was...
  • Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay

    Robert Durst offered to wire Northampton County Prison for cable TV during his stay
    When Robert Durst spent more than two months in Northampton County Prison 14 years ago, Allentown attorney John Waldron got a front-row seat to what it's like to represent an eccentric client with unlimited means. The Lehigh University alumnus didn't...