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  • Double murderer's plot to escape Muskegon prison foiled

    Muskegon Correctional Facility workers have foiled the escape plot of a former Ann Arbor man convicted of two murders. President Tom Tylutki of the Michigan Corrections Organization says corrections officers at the Muskegon facility discovered Patrick C....
  • Cook County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct

    Cook County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct
    A female Cook County Jail guard has resigned after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a male inmate. Lotisha Myers, 47, was arrested Wednesday evening after a weeklong internal investigation at the jail, according to the Cook County...
  • ACLU of Nebraska creates team for possible prison lawsuits

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska has formed a legal team for possible lawsuits that would force the state to address prison crowding. The lawyer's panel announced Thursday will advise the organization on ways to address the problem...
  • New Nebraska corrections head vows to make improvements

    Nebraska's new corrections director promised Thursday to restore his department's tarnished reputation, relieve overcrowding and end what he described as a "fear-based culture" among its employees. Scott Frakes, a former administrator in Washington...
  • Oklahoma prisons boss to brief board on death penalty moratorium, prison overcrowding

    The head of Oklahoma's prison system is scheduled to brief the agency's governing board about the current status of executions in Oklahoma, as well as how the agency is grappling with prison overcrowding. The Board of Corrections is scheduled to meet...
  • Bid to keep Florida prison inspectors quiet sparks lawsuit

    Bid to keep Florida prison inspectors quiet sparks lawsuit
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt by Florida's new prisons chief to keep investigators from discussing what's going on inside the state's troubled prison system has sparked a lawsuit. An attorney representing six Corrections Department employees asked a...
  • Mom of inmate allegedly dared by guard to hang himself sues over son's Rikers Island suicide

    The mother of a suicidal New York City inmate who hanged himself in a Rikers Island solitary confinement cell in 2013 after repeatedly threatening to do so — and was even dared by one guard to do it — has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against...
  • House panel hears Jay Inslee plan to fight property crime by supervising released offenders

    A bill to combat Washington's worst-in-the-nation property crime rate by putting offenders on a revived state supervision program drew criticism in a House committee hearing Wednesday afternoon. The proposal, announced in January by Gov. Jay Inslee and a...
  • Ex-Halawa guard convicted of taking bribes from 'USO Family' prison gang sentenced to 8 years

    A former Halawa Correctional Facility guard is headed to federal prison for eight years for taking bribes from a gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to inmates. In handing down the sentence against Feso Malufau Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Things to know about inmate homicides in Maryland prisons

    A U.S. Justice Department report shows Maryland's rate of state prison homicides — killings by and of inmates — was almost triple the national average from 2001 to 2012. Maryland had 11 such homicides per 100,000 inmates, compared to four...
  • Funding short for Indianapolis-area jail literacy program

    A program that provides literacy instruction to inmates in Indianapolis-area jails is having funding problems and organizers of the nonprofit Indy Reads have said its future is uncertain. Indy Reads had to eliminate classes at Marion County Jail I in...