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  • BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison days after the shamed NFL star was acquitted

    04/19/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 106 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4/19/17 | Road Warrior '04
    <p>Just came across on Fox Business. Aaron Hernandez is dead! Hung himself with his bed sheet in his cell.</p>
  • Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin dies in jail

    04/17/2017 12:13:56 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 23 replies
    KING5 ^ | 4/17/17 | Travis Pittman
    Arcan Cetin, the man charged with killing five people in a shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., last September was found dead Sunday night at the Snohomish County Jail. The Skagit County Prosecutor's Office said Arcan Cetin (pronounced AR'-jahn CHEHT-in) was discovered hanging in his cell just before 9 p.m. The office could not immediately say why Cetin had been transferred from Skagit County. Cetin, 20, was charged with five counts of aggravated first-degree murder for the Sept. 23, 2016, killings. The charges alleged Cetin acted with "premeditated intent" when he used a rifle to kill a teenage girl,...
  • Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size

    04/09/2017 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 7, 2017 | Editorial Board
    The outdoor jail that was Mr. Arpaio’s marquee undertaking was a travesty. Ostensibly established to save money and deter criminals, who presumably would want to avoid sweltering in desert heat, it failed on both counts. In fact, closing the encampment will save taxpayers some $4.5 million annually. And in a recent study, the inmates there said they preferred the facility, the heat notwithstanding, to the cramped cells in conventional jails. In announcing that the encampment would be closed, after 24 years, Mr. Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, a Democrat, said, “Starting today, the circus ends, and the tents come down.” Mr....
  • 1st sex reassignment inmate says women's prison is 'torture'

    03/23/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/22/2017 | Dno Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she's been mistreated since being transferred to a California women's prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor. In a hand-written federal court filing, convicted killer Shiloh Heavenly Quine called her new housing at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla a "torture unit." She said she's unnecessarily isolated from other inmates and denied basic items. (snip) Quine, 57, had the surgery she had long sought in January and was moved from a men's prison last month. She...
  • Inmate who beat up Jared Fogle receiving tons of fan mail

    03/22/2017 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The prison inmate who pounded on Jared Fogle last year is getting rock star treatment — receiving fan mail and other forms of love from sex abuse victims and random people on the outside. “I am writing to thank you for the beatdown you gave to Jared Fogle,” reads one of the countless letters sent to Steve Nigg since his January 2016 attack on the former Subway pitchman at their federal prison in Englewood, Colorado. “I am proud of your stance on child molestation and your unwillingness to be tolerant towards them,” it says, according to TMZ. “I was a...
  • Arkansas Rushes to Execute 8 Men in the Space of 10 Days

    03/04/2017 2:31:58 PM PST · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/3/2017 | Matthew Haag and Richard Fausset
    The state of Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates over a span of 10 days next month, a pace of executions unequaled in recent American history and brought about by a looming expiration date for a drug used by the state for lethal injections. The eight men facing execution — four black and four white — are among 34 death row inmates in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005 over legal challenges and difficulty in acquiring the drugs for lethal injections. All eight men were convicted of murders that occurred between 1989 and 1999, and...
  • Transgender bathroom battle smolders in Fort Worth federal prison

    02/23/2017 1:44:40 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 21 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/22/17 | Bill Hanna
    FORT WORTH — Count federal prisons as the latest battleground for the transgender bathroom debate. Three female inmates at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth have filed a flurry of complaints, upset over the Bureau of Prisons policy that allows transgender inmates who are still biologically male to be placed in female prisons. The women claim that they are living in a degrading and dangerous environment by being forced to share showers and bathrooms with the transgender inmates, according to complaints and motions filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern District. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article134353039.html#storylink=cpy
  • Christopher Monfort, killer of Seattle cop dies in prison

    02/03/2017 1:09:26 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/18/17 | Sara Jean Green
    Christopher Monfort, convicted of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Monfort, 48, who was convicted in June 2015 of aggravated first-degree murder for the ambush killing of Brenton and for wounding his partner on Halloween night 2009, was serving a life sentence. Paralyzed below the waist by a gunshot he suffered during his arrest six days later in Tukwila, Monfort was in deteriorating health by the time of his trial in King...
  • Live: Delaware Prison Guards Taken Hostage by Inmates at Smyrna Maximum Security Prison

    02/01/2017 10:22:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 2/1/2020 | Fictitious Youtube name: Donald Trump
    9 hours ago "live" footage of prison hostage situation uploaded. I question the timing (Riots in Berkeley?)
  • Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ counties

    01/26/2017 3:58:39 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 128 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 5:25 PM | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the...
  • Obama Administration’s Ban on Pork Products at Federal Prisons

    01/22/2017 6:35:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 40 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | Oct 10th, 2015 1:01 pm | Jim Hoft
    CAIR Cheers Obama Administration’s Ban on Pork Products at Federal Prisons Jim Hoft Oct 10th, 2015 1:01 pm 234 Comments The Obama administration announced this week it would ban pork products including ham, bacon, pork links, and chops from all federal prisons.The Council on American-Islamic Relations cheered the news this week.The Washington Post reported: The nation’s pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig products from the national menu for 206,000 federal inmates.The ban started with the new fiscal year last week.The Bureau of Prisons, which...
  • Exclusive: Charles Manson left prison for hospital treatment months ago

    01/04/2017 2:46:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 001/04/201 | Jamie Schram
    Charles Manson has been battling an illness for some time inside a California penitentiary – and was first rushed to a hospital off prison grounds months ago, The Post has learned. “He’s been getting treatment at that hospital for a while. I was told months ago they removed him from the prison for an undisclosed illness,” a Corrections Department official told The Post on Wednesday. “He’s 82, man. He was the guy who said he’s going to live forever, but I never believed it,” the source added. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was suffering from...
  • Obama grants clemency to 231 inmates in one-day record

    12/19/2016 1:02:21 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Monday granted clemency to 231 federal inmates, the most in a single day by any president in U.S. history. Obama commuted the prison sentences of 153 people and pardoned 78 others, a sign he is ramping up his use of clemency power during his final weeks in office. The president has frequently doled out commutations as his final months in office wane. But he has seldom handed out pardons, which formally forgive prisoners for their crimes and restore certain rights. Commutations simply cut short their sentences. With Monday’s grants, Obama has more than doubled the number of...
  • Death row inmate's lawyers say they'd prefer firing squad over lethal injection

    12/15/2016 1:08:39 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 93 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | AP
    A Virginia inmate asked a federal court Wednesday to block the state's plans to execute him next month with lethal injection drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy, suggesting even a firing squad would be more humane. Attorneys for Ricky Gray said in a federal complaint that there is a serious risk that Virginia will "chemically torture" the man to death when it uses compounded drugs for his execution scheduled for Jan. 18. Although firing squads aren't permitted under Virginia law, his attorneys argue even that method would be a more humane alternative. "It is both more humane, quicker, more effective,...
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

    11/22/2016 1:44:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | November 22 at 2:00 PM | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations was announced as administration officials are moving quickly to rule on all the pending clemency applications from inmates before the end of the year. The Trump administration is not expected to keep in place Obama’s initiative to provide relief to nonviolent drug offenders.
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • Obama commutes sentences for 72 inmates

    11/04/2016 10:44:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/4/16 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 72 inmates, the latest sign he is accelerating his clemency push during his final months in office. ADVERTISEMENT It was the second time in the past eight days the White House announced that a large group of people, most convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, would be released from federal prison. The two batches totaled 170 inmates. In total, 944 people have had their sentences cut short by Obama — more than the last 11 presidents combined — with 760 receiving commutations this year alone. “What President Obama has done for commutations is...
  • DOC memo: We're no longer calling inmates "prisoners", "convicts" or "offenders"

    11/04/2016 10:18:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Pete Combs
    They were once prisoners, inmates or offenders. Now, the nearly 19,000 residents of Washington’s 12 state prisons will be referred to another way. Those serving time in prison will no longer be referred to as “offenders” or “convicts,” according to a memo from the leader of the Department of Corrections. If they’re in a class behind bars, they’ll be called “students.” If they’re in the prison infirmary, they’ll be called “patients.” And, spokesman Jeremy Barclay said, if no other moniker applies, they’ll be called “incarcerated persons.” “Secretary of Corrections Richard Morgan has put out a memo to staff requesting...
  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 29, 2016 4:52 pm | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. In a description of its decision, the parole board noted that Chapman has since described the murder as “selfish and...