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Jails and Prisons

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  • NY advocates, legislators call for less solitary prison time

    Advocates and some New York legislators on Wednesday called for restricting solitary confinement for state inmates, citing a United Nations expert's conclusion that more than 15 days' isolation damages people mentally. Gathered in Albany, more than 100...
  • Inmate inside California prison shot, killed by officer

    An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious, unable to defend himself, officials said Wednesday. A correctional officer first fired a warning shot from his rifle to stop...
  • Aaron Hernandez tried to manipulate officers in jail, sheriff says

    Aaron Hernandez tried to manipulate officers in jail, sheriff says
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of first-degree murder last week, tried to manipulate officers while in jail before and during his trial, according to the sheriff who oversaw his incarceration. Bristol County...
  • County detention officers charged with smuggling contraband to inmates

    County detention officers charged with smuggling contraband to inmates
    Four Anne Arundel County detention officers have been charged with smuggling tobacco and other contraband to inmates at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis. Arrested this morning at the jail were officers Grayling Jackson, 59, of Severn;...
  • Gunman outside California prison shoots, wounds guard

    A guard on duty in the yard of a central California prison was shot by someone outside the facility, and a suspect is still at large, authorities said Tuesday. Between 15 and 20 rounds were fired from a high-caliber weapon Monday evening at North Kern...
  • Owner of El Torero newspaper pleads guilty to sex assault

    Owner of El Torero newspaper pleads guilty to sex assault
    For nearly two hours Monday, Ricardo Montero kept courtroom observers on the edge of their seats. First, the 69-year-old owner of the Spanish-language newspaper El Torero told a Lehigh County judge that he wanted to plead guilty to sexually assaulting a...
  • Exception granted for prison inmate to attend funeral

    Wisconsin corrections officials made a rare exception for a medium-security prison inmate who was granted temporary leave for his father's funeral. Department of Corrections' policy allows for such a leave only for minimum-security prisoners. In this...
  • Allentown man gets 14 years for Connecticut jewelry store heist

    William Davis escaped from a state correctional facility twice in early 2013 while serving a sentence for forgery and theft. It was during those flights that the 27-year-old Allentown man took part in a pair of armed robberies, kidnapping the...
  • The prison OKC bomber Terry Nichols calls home

    On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, killing 168 and injuring more than 680 people. Three conspirators were charged in connection with the bombing: Timothy McVeigh, Michael Fortier and Terry Nichols....
  • New correction commissioner a frequent visitor to prisons

    Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end. Members of Semple's executive team...
  • NY state police investigating inmate death at state prison

    New York state police say they're investigating an inmate death at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, where troopers responded Monday following a report of an assault on staff. Corrections officials identified the...