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Jails and Prisons

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  • Justice Department declines charges in Idaho prison scandal

    The U.S. Justice Department has declined to press criminal charges in connection with an investigation into allegations of contract fraud and public corruption at a private prison in Idaho. The FBI began investigating the Idaho Correctional Center last...
  • Policy center links auto thefts to California prison shift

    Policy center links auto thefts to California prison shift
    A California policy center has concluded that sending low-level felons to county jails instead of state prisons had “a very limited impact on crime,” resulting in increased auto thefts but no effect on violent offenses. The report, released...
  • Independent experts blast quality of medical care in Illinois prisons

    Independent experts blast quality of medical care in Illinois prisons
    The 55-year-old inmate with a family history of lung cancer was coughing up blood the day he arrived at the medium security Illinois River prison in November 2012. A nurse sent him away with a container to spit in and told him to report back if it...
  • Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower

    Feds probe Florida prisoner's death in scalding shower
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe into allegations of abuse of mentally ill inmates. Existence of the criminal investigation into the 2012 death...
  • Michigan prison food worker accused of soliciting assault

    A food service worker at a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tried to get a prisoner to orchestrate the assault of another inmate who he said had killed his relative, authorities said Wednesday. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said 27-year-old...
  • Psychologist to head Cook County Jail

     Psychologist to head Cook County Jail
    A 37-year-old clinical psychologist will head the Cook County Jail, the massive West Side complex that county officials have long said effectively serves as the state's largest mental hospital. Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia has been first assistant executive...
  • Illinois prison medical report cites murder convict's case

    A former street gang member sentenced for murder is among the Illinois inmates a new report cites in concluding medical care at state prisons is inadequate. The report was filed late Tuesday in a civil suit against the Illinois Department of Corrections....
  • Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]

    Aaron Hernandez Served As Lookout For Prison Fight [CNN]
    CNN reports: Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is in trouble once again, getting mixed up in a prison fight, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said Tuesday. Hernandez allegedly agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who...
  • Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

    Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems...
  • US Justice Department begins probe of Florida prison inmate's death

    MIAMI The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has begun an investigation into the death of Darren Rainey, the 50-year-old inmate who was locked in a shower that had been converted into a scalding torture chamber at Florida's Dade...
  • Air still smells of soot at damaged Nebraska prison

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday toured a prison for the first time since an inmate revolt caused up to $500,000 damage, with officials showing him a shattered door to a gymnasium, charred remains of a plaster and wood wall, and trash strewn on a...