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  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • 7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault

    03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock. The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib...
  • California inmate dies while awaiting execution

    03/04/2014 6:39:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/4/14
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 66-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison for a 1988 murder in Sacramento County. The state corrections department said Ralph Michael Yeoman was found unresponsive in his cell early Tuesday. The cause of death is awaiting an autopsy. He was sentenced to death in 1990 for the Feb. 13, 1988, first-degree murder, kidnap and robbery of 73-year-old Doris Horrell of Citrus Heights. Her body was found in a field west of Interstate 5 near what is now Sleep Train Arena. ...
  • Jailbird escapes after being released to have an abortion

    11/08/2013 5:11:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    STAFFORD, VA, November 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Police in a northern Virginia town are looking for a prisoner who escaped after she was released in order to obtain an abortion. When police arrested 28-year-old Kristy Lechelle Cokley and another woman for stealing more than $550 of clothes from a T.J. Maxx store, she was already a felon. Cokley was out on bond after being arrested in another city for possessing a firearm as a felon and allegedly manufacturing illegal drugs. Kristy Cokley, 28 Kristy Cokley, 28 In September, Cokley petitioned for bond in Stafford County Circuit Court on two grounds:...
  • Killer gang member starts SNORING as he is executed in Texas prison

    09/20/2013 5:31:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    A former South Texas street gang member started snoring as he was lethally injected in a Texas prison. Robert Gene Garza, 30, smiled and blew a kiss to friends and relatives as they entered the death chamber. In a brief final statement, he thanked them for coming and told them he loved them. 'I know it's hard for you. It's not easy. This is a release. Y'all finally get to move on with your lives,' he said. Garza took several deep breaths as a lethal dose of pentobarbital began flowing into his arms, then began snoring. All movement stopped within...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • MCSO: Former inmate falsely reported assault by detention officers (Sheriff Arpaio)

    08/03/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT · by donna · 10 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | Jennifer Thomas
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County sheriff's detectives have submitted charges against a former inmate for false reporting to law enforcement officers. The charges stem from reports that Kolton Clark, 18, had been assaulted by detention officers while incarcerated in the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix. Clark was taken into custody in July on two counts of misdemeanor assault then released on a $200 bond shortly after being questioned. Detectives began an investigation after receiving information that Clark's family was concerned that he had been beaten, tased and Maced by detention officers while inside an isolation safe cell at the jail....
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.
  • Judge Refuses to Order Changes to Report on Inmate Suicide

    04/02/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 04/02/12 | Joel Stashenko
    ALBANY - A judge has refused to order a state commission that monitors conditions at county jails to rewrite its final report on the suicide of an inmate at the behest of Ontario County officials who argued, in part, that the findings would make it harder to defend themselves against a civil suit filed by the prisoner's widow. The Commission of Correction acted within the powers given it by state law when it adopted the report on the 2009 suicide of Bruce Morgan in the Ontario County Correctional Facility in Canandaigua, Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin in Albany. The commission's...
  • Judge apologizes to inmate seeking sex-change

    08/18/2011 12:06:54 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/18/11 | Boston Herald
    A federal judge has apologized to a transgender inmate who has waited years for a ruling on whether she can get a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation. Michelle Kosilek first sued 11 years ago. Two years later, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery is a medical necessity. Prison officials oppose the idea. During a hearing Thursday, Wolf said he deeply regrets that his decision has not yet been issued. He says he knows the case is "extremely important"...
  • Chinese labour camp prisoners forced to play online games(game-credit trafficking)

    05/26/2011 6:01:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05/26/11 | Malcolm Moore
    Chinese labour camp prisoners forced to play online games After a long day of hard labour, scores of Chinese prisoners are now being forced to spend their nights playing online games in order to win credit for their guards, a former inmate has claimed. By Malcolm Moore, Shanghai 9:22AM BST 26 May 2011 A 54-year-old prisoner at the Jixi labour camp in the northern province of Heilongjiang said he was forced to play games on the internet in order to build up credit that was traded by his guards for real money, a practice known as “gold-farming”. In many online...
  • Death row inmate who failed to delay execution does not want to be guinea pig

    04/04/2011 3:56:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:17 PM on 4th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    On the eve of his execution, a Texas death row is saying that he does not want to be the state’s guinea pig for the use of a new drug for lethal injection. Cleve Foster, who is accused of murdering Sudanese refugee Nyaneur Pal in 2002, is set to be executed on Tuesday, but he doesn’t want to be the first Texan to be executed with the new drug pentobarbital.
  • The Prisoner's Dilemma

    03/23/2011 8:53:50 AM PDT · by hawkins
    That Christian Website ^ | 3/23/2011 | Travis Main
    Some years back I had the great opportunity to preach in a prison facility. This blessing extended for about two years. It really enabled me to see and understand a great number of things about those inside and outside of the prison system. I am not a person who is in favor of any frills or extras in the prison system. I guess you can say I am a Sheriff Joe Arpaio fan. If an individual breaks the law, my preference is the punishment seriously deters them from every committing the same mistake. Not only should it deter the transgressor,...
  • Inmate in Wash. state pleads guilty to 49th murder (plea deal prevented death penalty)

    02/18/2011 5:46:31 PM PST · by greatdefender · 16 replies
    SEATTLE – One of the nation's most prolific killers pleaded guilty Friday to killing a 49th person. Gary Ridgway already is serving 48 life terms at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. He entered his plea on a murder charge at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, a Seattle suburb. Ridgway, who has been dubbed the Green River Killer, confessed to killing Rebecca "Becky" Marrero in 1982 as part of a 2003 plea deal that spared him the death penalty. Ridgway, who was a commercial truck painter, has been convicted of 48 murders and confessed to or...
  • Lack of lethal-injection drug means Florida must develop new execution procedure

    01/26/2011 6:30:56 AM PST · by greatdefender · 37 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Anthony Colarossi
    Executions of Florida death-row inmates could be on hold for months in the wake of a decision last week by an Illinois drug company to stop producing an anesthetic used in lethal injections here. Though no new executions are scheduled, the halt in production of the drug effectively means that the state will have to come up with a new procedure to kill inmates. And any new drug "cocktail" developed likely will result in legal challenges down the line. The drug in question is sodium thiopental, one of three used by Florida and many other states in the lethal-injection sequence....
  • North Dakota man swallows other inmate's glasses

    08/12/2010 4:49:08 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 12, 2010 | AP via Yahoo
    A North Dakota inmate was not afraid of making a spectacle of himself when he grabbed another suspect's glasses and started to eat them. Burleigh County Sheriff's Maj. Les Witkowski says the 42-year-old inmate at the county detention center became frustrated Aug. 1 when he was not able to talk to the chaplain, so he swallowed both lenses and a piece of the metal frame. He had been booked on an aggravated assault charge just five hours earlier. Witkowski says the inmate was taken to a hospital emergency room but was returned to jail after doctors determined he was OK.
  • Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

    07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side. His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post. The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" —...
  • Woman, 23, charged in Facebook-feud fatal crash

    07/23/2010 5:17:01 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2010 | DAVID N. GOODMAN
    Woman, 23, charged in Facebook-feud fatal crash By DAVID N. GOODMAN Associated Press Writer PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- A Facebook feud between two women who claimed to love the same prison inmate led to a high-speed chase and a crash that critically injured one of the rivals, killed her friend and left the second rival facing murder charges.
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies
    KVIA.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to Death (terrorist Muhammad)

    06/17/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 757+ views
    Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to DeathReported by: Associated Press Last Update: 6/10 5:29 pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says a man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center now faces charges stemming from an alleged attack on another inmate at the Pulaski County Jail. Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said Thursday that battery and weapons charges were filed earlier this month against Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL hah-KEEM) Muhammad, accusing him of assaulting an inmate with a weapon fashioned out of eyeglasses. Muhammad was charged in April with a similar attack on a...
  • The Greatest Tattooed Mugshots Ever

    06/11/2010 7:22:41 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 44 replies · 1,765+ views
    Anorak news ^ | Posted: 9th, June 2010 | anorak
    ANORAK presents a collection of mugshots of tattooed faces and body parts for your study. Picture number 2 is a class act and one for the ladies; number 6 charts the progression of a career felon in facial alterations; number 7 is not someone you’d want to meet on a moonlit night; and our all time favourite is picture 12, which is a man with nose of trouble. Enjoy them all…
  • Canada seeks not to repatriate Guantanamo inmate

    11/13/2009 12:35:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/09 | Randall Palmer
    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian courts grossly overreached when they ordered Ottawa to ask Washington to send a Canadian held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison back to Canada, a federal lawyer argued on Friday. The government wants the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn lower court decisions that it had to ask the Obama administration to repatriate Omar Khadr, accused of killing a U.S. soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan. The court heard oral arguments on Friday, and Khadr's legal team asked it to give a speedy ruling. The case coincided with an announcement from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Former Cottonwood death row inmate killed a month after his release (Wrongfully convicted)

    10/06/2009 2:43:45 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies · 1,772+ views
    redding.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | Jim Schultz
    A former Cottonwood man who served 10 years on Texas death row until his murder conviction was overturned last year by an appellate court was killed Saturday in a solo truck crash in eastern Texas. Michael Toney, a 43-year-old Redding native, was killed when his pickup, which had oversized tires, rolled while going around a curve on Farm Road 347 in the rain Saturday morning, a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Jacksonville said Monday. He was thrown from the pickup and died at the scene, she said. Toney, who had long maintained his innocence, was released...
  • Sex Felon Haunts Jail At Age 100 - Here's Proof That Only The Good Die Young.

    10/04/2009 11:05:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 2,462+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2009 | KEVIN PURDY and JAMES FANELLI
    Sex felon haunts jail at age 100 Here's proof that only the good die young. Meet Theodore Sypnier, the oldest inmate in New York. The geriatric jailbird celebrated his 100th birthday in upstate Groveland Correctional Facility in May and has spent most of his 90s in prison after pleading guilty to attempted sodomy of a child. Sypnier said he is treated no differently than the spring chickens behind bars with him. He catches Z's in a standard prison bed, wears a two-piece forest-green uniform and chows down on regular mess-hall slop. "It's probably just as bad as being the youngest...
  • Al-Qaida inmate gets access to Obama's books

    07/10/2009 4:40:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 326+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/10/09 | ap
    McLEAN, Va. - The Bureau of Prisons says it reversed course months ago to allow some of the country's most dangerous prisoners to read two books written by President Barack Obama. Court papers filed Thursday show that prison officials twice rejected requests by inmate Ahmed Omar Abu Ali to read "Dreams from my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
  • NY's longest-serving inmate dies at 72

    06/01/2009 6:19:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 823+ views
    June 1, 2009
    Jerry Rosenberg, New York's longest serving inmate, has died of natural causes after 46 years in state prison. Rosenberg was 72 and doing time for a botched 1962 stickup in Brooklyn that left two off-duty police officers dead. Rosenberg had maintained his innocence. He had been held at the Wende Correctional Facility's medical unit since 2000 and died Monday. Corrections officials say privacy laws prohibit them from providing a specific cause of death. A picture taken in March shows him with an oxygen tube. Rosenberg was hours away from the electric chair in 1964 when he received a stay. In...
  • Inmate who ate his eye loses his appeal (yes, that's really the headline)

    03/19/2009 12:14:22 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 82 replies · 1,771+ views
    HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas death row inmate who removed his only remaining eye and ate it several months ago lost an appeal Wednesday before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals . Attorneys for 26-year-old Andre Thomas raised 44 claims in his petition to the state's highest criminal court, including insanity, in a bid to remove him from death row.
  • California death row inmate dies of natural causes

    02/18/2009 12:01:56 AM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies · 850+ views
    SF Gate ^ | February 17, 2009 | AP
    A California inmate condemned to die more than 22 years ago for murder and attempted murder has died of natural causes. The state department of corrections said Tuesday 65-year-old Thomas Francis Edwards died Saturday at a medical facility. He came to San Quentin State Prison in 1986 for the 1981 murder of a 12-year-old girl and...
  • Muslim Leaders Visit Al-Arian in Va. Prison

    04/02/2008 4:56:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 119+ views
    Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | 4/1/2008 | Council on American-Islamic Relations
    Representatives of several American Muslim groups today visited Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a former Florida professor currently on his second hunger strike in federal detention to protest alleged unjust treatment by U.S. authorities. Al-Arian began refusing food and water on March 3rd to protest a third attempt by prosecutors to compel his testimony in court. He was transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina, but has since been returned to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va. He is now taking only liquids and has lost 32 pounds.SEE: Jailed Professor on Hunger Strike (IPS)Those taking part in today's visit included...
  • Inmate serving 97 years gets 28 more for sex abuse of officer

    03/10/2008 6:14:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 77 replies · 2,005+ views
    An unrepentant prison inmate already serving 97 years in prison was sentenced to an extra 28 years Monday morning for holding a prison guard hostage and sexually abusing her. A Pima County Superior Court jury convicted Timothy Monk, 36, on aggravated assault, kidnapping, sexual abuse and promoting prison contraband charges in January. Deputy Pima County Attorney Jonathan Mosher told jurors that on May 1, 2006, Monk lured a female corrections officer to his cell by telling her he wanted to turn over some black-tar heroin he had gotten from another inmate. As the guard turned to get another officer, Monk...
  • Inmate found 35 years after escape (Convicted of murdering her husband in 1970)

    10/16/2007 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,722+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | October 16, 2007
    Inmate found 35 years after escape 19 minutes ago   PULASKI, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from an Indiana prison 35 years ago was found living quietly in a small Tennessee town, authorities said Tuesday. Linda Darby, 64, was arrested Friday in Pulaski, a small city near the Alabama border where she was going by the name Linda Joe McElroy. Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton said he was acquainted with Darby and thought she had been living in Pulaski for at least 30 years."As far as I know she never had any criminal history after she came...
  • Judge Makes 'Green Eggs and Ham' Ruling (Frivolous Inmate Lawsuit)

    09/24/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 109+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 23, 2007 | AP
    Judge Makes 'Green Eggs and Ham' Ruling CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge was driven to rhyme after receiving a hard-boiled egg in the mail from a prison inmate protesting his diet. U.S. District Court Judge James Muirhead reached for Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" for inspiration after getting the egg from inmate Charles Jay Wolff. "I do not like eggs in the file," Muirhead wrote. "I do not like them in any style. I will not take them fried or boiled. I will not take them poached or broiled. I will not take them soft or scrambled/Despite...
  • Special Meals For Jew, Muslim Inmates Halted [FL]

    08/23/2007 1:08:20 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 39 replies · 1,124+ views
    local6 ^ | August 23, 2007
    MIAMI -- Jewish inmates who follow strict religious diets at state prisons are no longer provided meals in line with their beliefs. Muslims must now eat vegan food to satisfy their religious requirements. The Corrections Department has ended the Jewish Dietary Accommodation Program, which provided kosher meals to not only Jews, but to Muslims as well, because the state prison system does not offer halal food. Cost -- and fairness -- were cited as factors. "We have 100 faiths represented by DOC inmates, so it would be impossible to satisfy everyone's preferences and unfair to do it for one group...
  • Inmate Seeks Wedding Present from Macomb

    08/16/2007 5:49:56 PM PDT · by Westlander · 2 replies · 339+ views
    WXYZ & AP ^ | 8-16-2007 | Associated Press
    A prisoner is suing the Macomb County Jail for not allowing him to sign his marriage certificate after tying the knot with his fiance. Waukeen Spraggins said his vows through a glass window in the visitor's room with a minister present in February. But deputies refused to let him sign because high-security inmates are barred from marrying in jail. Spraggins was considered a high risk after he escaped from jail in 1999.
  • Inmate 'Thriller' Video Is Web Hit

    08/09/2007 3:59:37 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1 replies · 237+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 08/09/07 | AP
    CEBU, Philippines (AP) - Behind thick stone walls topped by electrified razor wire, one of cyberspace's most unlikely hits is already warming up as the rest of Cebu stirs from sleep. Pockets of inmates stretch and practice their latest moves. Then the morning workout gets under way in earnest in the exercise yard of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. In their identical orange prison uniforms, up to 1,500 march and clap in unison as they perform precision dance routines with the Village People's ``In the Navy'' and ``YMCA'' pounding from six well-worn black speakers. And why not? Their...
  • Inmate found guilty in masturbation trial

    07/25/2007 11:16:04 PM PDT · by Roberts · 43 replies · 796+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/25/07 | ROBERTO SANTIAGO AND JENNIFER LEBOVICH
    Broward prisoner accused of committing a sex act while he was alone in his jail cell was found guilty Tuesday of indecent exposure. Terry Lee Alexander, 20, unsuccessfully fought the charge, which had been brought by a female Broward Sheriff's Office detention deputy who saw him perform the sex act in his cell in November. In reaching the guilty verdict, jurors found that an inmate's jail cell is ''a limited access public place'' where exposing oneself is against the law. The judge sentenced Alexander, of Lauderdale Lakes, to 60 days in jail, on top of the 10-year sentence he is...
  • Officials bicker over how an inmate was allowed to kill a cellmate. Twice.

    06/27/2007 9:45:13 PM PDT · by CAWats · 16 replies · 789+ views
    LA Times ^ | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
    Kurt Karcher strangled his cellmate in state prison last year, officials say. Then he was moved to a downtown Los Angeles jail, where he allegedly strangled another one. The combination of events has raised questions about how well state and county officials communicate as they regularly trade custody of dangerous inmates, this one already convicted of choking to death an Orange County man in 1993. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are investigating why Karcher, once affiliated with a white prison gang, was put in the same cell as a Latino gang member instead of being kept in isolation. They also...
  • Oregon child killer Ward Weaver stabbed during haircut

    05/08/2007 8:09:45 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 31 replies · 1,946+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May, 8 2007 | Asscociated Press
    Oregon child killer Ward Weaver stabbed during haircut Posted by The Associated Press May 08, 2007 06:18AM Categories: Breaking News Ward Weaver ONTARIO -- Convicted child killer Ward Weaver survived a stabbing by an inmate barber at the Snake River Correctional Institution, authorities said. Weaver, 44, is serving two life sentences at the Eastern Oregon prison. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing two Oregon City girls whose bodies were found in 2002 at his home -- one under a concrete slab and the other in a bag in a storage shed. The barber, Marvin Lee Taylor, 44, was charged...
  • Court: Schwarzenegger should free aging inmate (87 y.o.)

    10/18/2006 9:48:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,249+ views
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lacks legal grounds to deny parole to a feeble inmate who has been behind bars since 1989 for killing the wife of a Los Angeles County man who bought his restaurant and then refused to pay, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. Schwarzenegger overruled a recommendation from the California Board of Parole Hearings last year when he refused to approve the release of Wen Lee, 87. Calling Lee's crime "atrocious," the governor said at the time that Lee did not accept responsibility for the second-degree murder of Tuai Li-Chin and the attempted murder of her husband, Johnny Soong....
  • Pulaski County Sheriff Found in Contempt of Court (Arkansas)

    09/09/2006 8:46:20 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 16 replies · 1,009+ views
    KATV CHannel 7 ^ | 9/08/2006 | Michelle Rupp
    Pulaski County - The Pulaski County Sheriff is found in contempt of court Friday by a Little Rock District Judge. This after the jail would not accept repeat traffic offenders because the jail was closed. Late Friday afternoon an appeal was filed in circuit court by the County Attorney Karla Burnett. Friday District Judge David Steward heard testimony as to why several repeat offenders were not picked up and taken to the Pulaski County detention facility as ordered by District Judge Vic Fleming. (Judge David Stewart, District Judge) "It’s a financial problem a legal problem and a constitutional problem and...
  • Transgender Inmate Seeks Sex Change

    08/24/2006 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies · 1,140+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 24, 2006 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Wearing lipstick, a scooped-neck sweater and nearly waist-length hair, the witness cried while describing what it feels like to be a woman trapped inside a man's body. "The greatest loss is the dying I do inside a little bit every day," said Michelle Kosilek, an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder. [snip] Since then, Kosilek has been fighting for the state Department of Correction to pay for sex-change surgery, which can cost from $10,000 to $20,000. After two lawsuits and two trials, the decision now rests with a federal judge. [snip] The case is being closely watched...
  • 50 Missing Women Connected to Inmate

    07/25/2006 2:51:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 477+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 25 06 | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ
    LOS ANGELES - Investigators said Tuesday they are trying to find at least 50 women they have linked to a photographer on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities are looking into whether the women were raped or killed between 1975 and 1984 by William Richard Bradford, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site. In the 1970s and '80s, Bradford posed as a freelance photographer in the West Los Angeles area, taking sexually explicit photos of women he met at bars and auto races, according to the site. The site showed women...
  • Man Accused Of Inciting Fatal Fight Between Girlfriends From Jail

    06/08/2006 6:08:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 450+ views
    AP ^ | June 8, 2006
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Escambia County officials have charged a jail inmate with inciting a fight between two women he had dated, one of whom died during the dispute. Authorities say 19-year-old Lavon Mars was recorded telling his girlfriend to beat an ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant with his child. According to investigators, Mars' former girlfriend had accused him of domestic violence. While on the phone with Mars, 19-year-old Latodra Dees attacked 18-year-old Tia Richardson in Richardson's living room. Richardson killed Dees while defending herself with a seven-inch steak knife.
  • Exonerated Death Row Inmate Awarded $2.25 Million

    05/06/2006 2:49:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 1,106+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 5 5 06 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    A federal jury on Friday awarded $2.25 million to a Virginia man who claimed a police investigator fabricated a rape and murder confession that sent him to death row. Earl Washington Jr., who came within nine days of being executed, had sued the estate of the state police investigator, Curtis Reese Wilmore, who died in 1994. Jurors awarded Washington damages upon finding that Wilmore deliberately fabricated evidence that led to his conviction and death sentence. "I feel great - and happy," a smiling Washington said after the verdict. Washington spent nearly 18 years in prison. He was pardoned in 2000...
  • Murderer escapes federal prison - Inmate Escapes From Pollock Penitentiary

    04/05/2006 9:09:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 2,704+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4/5/06 | Terry Frieden
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- FBI agents and U.S. marshals are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped Wednesday from a federal prison in Louisiana. Richard McNair, 47, is serving a life sentence in the U.S. penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, after being convicted of murder and burglary in North Dakota. "This inmate is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached," the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. Officials describe McNair as a 6-foot tall, 210-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He has scars on his left wrist and both knees.
  • Mississippi Inmate Firefighters Serve Time and the Citizens

    03/29/2006 9:26:01 AM PST · by Firefigher NC · 1 replies · 403+ views
    Firehouse.com ^ | 3-29-06 | Paul Peluso
    For more than 30 years, the Parchman Volunteer Fire Department in Mississippi has helped redefine the phrase "time served." Operating out of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, the department consists of one full-time fire chief, 11 staff volunteers that work at the prison in other positions, and a handful of the institution's inmates. Parchman is just one of many inmate fire departments that have popped up in corrections facilities across the U.S. over the past three decades, but the concept is still fairly new. California, Texas, Florida and Arizona all have corrections facilities that house inmate fire crews. In...
  • Cunningham now Inmate 94405-198

    03/07/2006 9:57:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,060+ views
    North County Times ^ | 3/7/06 | Mark Walker
    Former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is now Inmate 94405-198. That's the Federal Bureau of Prisons number assigned to the former 50th Congressional District Republican lawmaker, who sits in a cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego after being sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison for bribery and tax evasion. Cunningham was taken into custody immediately following his sentencing in U.S. District Court after Judge Larry Alan Burns rejected his plea for time to see his 91-year-old mother before reporting to prison. In denying Cunningham's request, Burns told Cunningham that "judgment day" had arrived...
  • Hours before execution, inmate on death row joins Catholic Church

    02/03/2006 10:54:33 AM PST · by NYer · 101 replies · 1,912+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | February 2, 2006 | Mary Ann Wyand
    INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Indiana death-row inmate Marvin Bieghler joined the Catholic Church and received the sacraments at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 26 about eight hours before he was executed for the 1981 murders of Tommy and Kimberly Miller at their mobile home near Russiaville.Bieghler was put to death early on Jan. 27 about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a stay of execution by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed him to appeal his capital sentence by challenging the legality of lethal injection. Also Jan. 26, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels...
  • Report: Inmate Loses Weight, Escapes

    01/18/2006 10:12:05 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 632+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 1 18 06 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY, Australia - A prison inmate in Australia lost a dramatic amount of weight, squeezed through a gap in the wall and escaped, a newspaper reported. Robert Cole, 35, was serving time for sex offenses and armed robbery in a prison hospital in New South Wales state when officials noticed he was missing early Wednesday, The Sydney Morning Herald reported in its online edition. Cole, who had recently undergone a dramatic weight loss, slipped his 123-pound body through a gap between the bars on a cell window and a brick wall at which he'd been chipping away, the paper quoted...