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Jails and Prisons

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'

    Richard Lapointe: 'When Can I Go Home?'
    It is Good Friday. Richard Lapointe's hearing aids are set so high they are whistling. He is peering through thick eyeglasses. His jaunty little mustache has turned white. He is as tiny and fragile as ever. He remains impossibly naive, even after being...
  • Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo

    Convicted killer who escaped Kankakee jail captured, ID'd by neck tattoo
    A three-day manhunt for a convicted killer ended Friday night when he was arrested by Chicago police after being identified by a distinctive neck tattoo, authorities said. Kamron T. Taylor, 23, of Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, was arrested on...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • Report cites numerous problem at Dayton women's prison

    A state women's prison in Dayton has numerous problems, including inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates, the availability of prohibited substances and problems with mental health services, according to a new report. Several staff...
  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape from an eastern Illinois jail where she had once worked. Authorities say Kamron T....
  • Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000

     Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000
    With the manhunt for a killer in its third day after he walked out of the Kankakee County jail after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform, authorities on Friday increased the reward for his capture to $25,000. Kankakee County...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail
    Two dozen inmates sat in a makeshift classroom on a recent afternoon at the Baltimore City Detention Center getting a crash course in civics. Instructor Meg Ward had written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's name on a whiteboard, explaining the structure...