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  • Convicted Riverside County Rapist Found Murdered In His Cell

    03/11/2011 9:17:28 AM PST · by granite · 53 replies
    CBS Online ^ | March 10, 2011 10:23 PM | The Associated Press
    (AP) — Officials at a Northern California prison believe an inmate found dead in his cell was killed by his cellmate. Officials at High Desert State Prison say the inmate was pronounced dead around 9:29 a.m. Thursday after being found unresponsive in his cell. Officials have not released the name of the inmate, but say he was serving 90 years to life on a conviction out of Riverside County for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.
  • No Escape: Male Rape In U.S. Prisons

    02/12/2007 11:22:29 AM PST · by B-Chan · 491 replies · 11,518+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | 2007.02.12 | Joanne Mariner
    "I've been sentenced for a D.U.I. offense. My 3rd one. When I first came to prison, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly none of this. I'm a tall white male, who unfortunately has a small amount of feminine characteristics. And very shy. These characteristics have got me raped so many times I have no more feelings physically. I have been raped by up to 5 black men and two white men at a time. I've had knifes at my head and throat. I had fought and been beat so hard that I didn't ever think I'd see straight...
  • Libby Trial: Chris' Big-House Bubba Fantasy

    02/07/2007 6:15:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,612+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Chris Matthews watched one too many episodes of "Oz," the hyper-graphic HBO original series about prison life? Discussing the Scooter Libby trial on the 7 PM ET edition of this evening's Hardball, Chris spun a sanguine scenario in which Libby, facing the prospect of a long prison sentence in a vulnerable environment, might turn on Vice-President Cheney. Matthews: "If Scooter's convicted, if you're looking at the number of counts facing him. If that jury really does go to town -- and I hope they're not watching -- and hits him with four or five counts, they add up...
  • Officer Ramos--Beaten by Mob in Prison(Update-On H&C Now)

    02/05/2007 7:30:51 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 388 replies · 15,278+ views
    Al Rantel Radio Program | FebruaRY 6, 2007 | SELF
    It was reported tonight on AL Rantel's radio program that a gang of Latino criminals had recentlyattacked and badly beat Officer Ramos after discovering that he was an ex-border patrol agent (a sympathetic airing of America's Most anted had showed his picture). To make matters worse he did not receive immediate medical attention and was not allowed to call his family for 48 hours after the incident.
  • Inmate tattoed with child victim's name

    09/28/2006 11:12:57 AM PDT · by justche · 69 replies · 2,385+ views
    SFGate ^ | 9-28-06 | AP
    An inmate serving a life term for molesting and killing a 10-year-old girl named Katie somehow got "Katie's Revenge" tattooed across his forehead, and prison authorities were trying to determine how it happened. The Indiana Department of Correction placed Anthony Ray Stockelman, 39, in protective custody away from the general inmate population last weekend after authorities discovered the tattoo, said Rich Larsen, a spokesman for the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Stockelman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to abducting, molesting and killing Katlyn "Katie" Collman. Katie was missing for five days before her body was found Jan....
  • Scott Peterson's parents hire appellate lawyers

    12/28/2005 1:47:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 92 replies · 1,846+ views
    AP ^ | 12/28/5
    MODESTO, Calif. - The parents of condemned murderer Scott Peterson hired two noted attorneys to begin his appeals. "Since he is innocent, we don't want him sitting there any longer than he has to," Lee Peterson, the former fertilizer salesman's father, said Tuesday. Peterson was convicted Nov. 12, 2004, in the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried. Death sentences are automatically appealed in California, but it can sometimes take several years for inmates to receive a state-appointed attorney. Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants...
  • Prisoner killed paedophile inmate

    03/12/2004 7:56:02 PM PST · by Piefloater · 11 replies · 143+ views
    AAP/ ^ | March 12, 2004
    CONVICTED paedophile John Thomas Kennett lasted less than a month in Junee Correctional Centre before he was found dead in his cell. His fellow inmate, Harry Robinson, was today found guilty of his murder at the south-western NSW correctional centre on September 17, 1998. Robinson had pleaded not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court to the crime. But after deliberating for two-and-a-half days a jury of six men and six women found Robinson guilty of murdering the former Orange schoolteacher by bashing him and stomping on his head. Crown Prosecutor Tim Hoyle, SC, said the inmates in the same cell...
  • Murderer of Catholic Priest a "Neo-Nazi" and "Homophobic"

    08/25/2003 2:58:37 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 61 replies · 257+ views
    The suspect in the prison cell slaying of defrocked pedophile priest John Geoghan hated homosexuals and planned the killing weeks in advance, a prosecutor said Monday. Joseph L. Druce, a fellow inmate in the maximum security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, even tore apart a book to make a tool for jamming the door of Geoghan's cell, Worcester District Attorney John J. Conte said. Druce "has a longstanding phobia, it appears, toward homosexuals of any kind. ... He is filled with longstanding hate," Conte said at a news conference in Worcester. Druce is serving a life term for killing...