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Jails and Prisons

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  • Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

    Officers regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility, according to the private contractor operating the prison. About 300 of the 2,800 inmates were moved Sunday...
  • Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas

    Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas
    Prison officials were trying to get control over a riot at a federal correctional facility in southern Texas, after as many as 2,000 prisoners became involved in the violence late Friday. The disturbance began Friday morning when inmates at the...
  • Investigator: Prison medical records may have been destroyed

    Reports from a state investigator and three staffers at an Idaho prison suggest that inmates' medical records may have been intentionally changed or destroyed in violation of a federal court order. The reports surfaced in connection with a...
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime while battling own cases

    The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Hosman's dual roles as advocate for change and repeat visitor at county jails provide a striking case...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem

    Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem
    Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer explained his decision to reduce jail population by transferring federal inmates and losing a $2.5 million in revenues as a result, but county board members just wanted to know what he is doing to fix the resulting budget...
  • A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime

    Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also is a repeat offender himself, whose trips in and out of jail provide a striking case study of the...
  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

    On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water. The 70-year-old widow whose yard he was mowing told him to wait on her porch. Instead, she said, he...
  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far
    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake. Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer...
  • 2 women charged in Maine prison drug smuggling conspiracy

    Two women are facing charges for allegedly conspiring to smuggle drugs into the Maine State Prison. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said 28-year-old Katlyn Graciale, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, smuggled Suboxone strips into the prison during an inmate...
  • Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires
    Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday. The process, which is being...