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  • FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights

     FBI to probe allegations of forced San Francisco jail fights
    The FBI is investigating allegations that San Francisco sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between jail inmates and told the inmates to lie if they needed medical attention. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced the independent probe Friday,...
  • Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'

    Richard Lapointe On Release From Prison: 'Wonderful'
    Richard Lapointe, a mentally impaired dishwasher convicted of murder after a dubious confession, was granted bail and released from prison Friday to a cheering crowd of supporters, another milestone in a 26-year effort to prove his innocence....
  • Lawsuit: Jail inmate severely beaten, medical care delayed

    A former county jail inmate filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was severely beaten and deprived medical care for several hours, leading him to write in blood on a jailhouse wall in case he died. Aaron Henderson said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District...
  • Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor

    Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor
    Beset by claims of barbarism after a gruesome botched execution last year and fearful that a U.S. Supreme Court decision could ban its execution drug of choice, Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to execute inmates with nitrogen gas under a...
  • Pennsylvania prison lockdown continues as 5 guards recover

    State prison officials say five guards have been released from a hospital as crews continue to lock down and methodically search a central Pennsylvania prison where they were injured in an inmate disturbance on Tuesday. Corrections spokeswoman Susan...
  • County jail's health provider inks new workers' contract

    The company that provides health care to inmates at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh has reached a new three-year contract with its unionized workers. Tennessee-based Corizon Health Inc. says the contract with the United Steelworkers includes a...
  • Prison incident that injured 5 guards 'resolved peacefully'

    State prison officials say a fight between two inmates that sparked a disturbance that injured five guards at a central Pennsylvania prison has been "resolved peacefully." Officials say the incident began just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the State...
  • Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced

    Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced
    A former Baltimore corrections officer who had a child with a gang leader inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. Katera Stevenson, 24, one of four corrections officers impregnated by Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, had...
  • Northampton County to start drug court

    Northampton County to start drug court
    Northampton County Prison is no longer dogged by overcrowding problems, but Judge Craig A. Dally still questions why so many cells have to be occupied by inmates whose primary problem is being hooked on drugs. Dally is hoping to begin reversing that...
  • 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...
  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...