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Iran Says Prison Fire
Killed 4, Injured 61
Oct 16, 2022 10:55 AM CDT
Iran Says Prison Fire Killed 4, Injured 61
Sources inside Evin prison dispute the count
: Iranian state media reported Sunday that four inmates died of smoke inhalation and 61 people were injured in a fire at the Evin prison, NBC News reports. Prison sources told BBC Persian , however, that the toll is higher. The state news agency quoted judiciary officials as saying that inmates...
Suit: She Gave Birth on
Jail Cell Floor as Staff Laughed
Sep 28, 2022 12:46 PM CDT
Suit: She Gave Birth on Jail Cell Floor as Staff Laughed
Jazmin Valentine alleges she was ignored during her 6-hour labor
- A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working...
Don't Ignore the Suffering
in America's Prisons
Sep 11, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Don't Ignore the Suffering in America's Prisons
Writing for 'Philly Inquirer,' Cheryl Smith slams 'soul-chilling inhumanity' toward incarcerated
- The Eighth and 14th Amendments are meant to prevent cruel and unusual punishment, as well as discrimination and unequal treatment—including for the incarcerated. But that's not what's being applied in America's prisons, Cheryl Smith writes for the
, where she lays out the "soul-chilling...
Jailed Here for
Drugs Have Only
One Way Out
Sep 11, 2022 1:05 PM CDT
Pregnant Women Jailed Here for Drugs Have Only One Way Out
They're kept behind bars in Etowah County, Ala., unless they go to rehab, pay $10K
- Multiple pregnant women or new moms are behind bars in an Alabama prison after being arrested for drug use, and they're being kept there for "weeks or months" on end under "special conditions," per AL.com . The outlet reports that the women involved, accused of exposing...
Prison Chaplain Sentenced
for 'Egregious' Abuse
Aug 31, 2022 6:45 PM CDT
Prison Chaplain Sentenced for 'Egregious' Abuse
James Highhouse abused female inmates at FCI Dublin
- Behind a closed chapel office door inside a federal women's prison in California, a chaplain forced inmates seeking his spiritual guidance to have sex with him, exploiting their faith and their powerlessness behind bars for his own gratification, prosecutors said. James Theodore Highhouse was sentenced Wednesday to seven years...
Aug 24, 2022 4:35 PM CDT
US Keeps Over 40K in Solitary: Report
States pass or take up legislation to limit the practice
- American prisons are holding tens of thousands of inmates in solitary confinement—a practice much of the world calls a human rights violation and the United Nations considers torture. Between 41,000 and 48,000 men and women were being kept for an average of 22 hours a day, for...
Suit: Jail Staff
Ignored Pleas of
Woman in Labor,
to Tragic End
Feb 17, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Suit: Jail Staff Ignored Pleas of Woman in Labor, to Tragic End
Tiana Hill says her infant died 4 days after birth due to sheriff's, prison medical staff's negligence
- A Georgia mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clayton County after she gave birth while in jail there and her baby died. The
New York Times
reports that the federal complaint by Tiana Hill accuses Sheriff Victor Hill (no relation) and the medical staff at the Clayton County...
ISIS Stormed a Prison. There
Are Hundreds of Boys Inside
Jan 26, 2022 11:00 AM CST
ISIS Stormed a Prison. There Are Hundreds of Boys Inside
Siege on Gweiran Prison shines a light on the children's plight
- A distressing series of voice notes sent by an Australian teen from a prison in northeast Syria underscores the plight of thousands of forgotten children who remain trapped in detention facilities in Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of minors (Human Rights Watch estimates 600 boys) are believed to be holed up...
The Town Is Built on Prisons.
What Happens If One Shuts?
Jan 15, 2022 2:25 PM CST
The Town Is Built on Prisons. What Happens If One Shuts?
A look at the situation in Susanville, California
- The husband of Susanville, California's mayor is a corrections officer. It's a place where plenty of people are married to a corrections officer, or one themselves, or the child of one. Roughly 1 out of every 2 adults in the town are employed by the two prisons there,...
Denmark Plans to Ban Lifers
From Starting New Romances
Sep 16, 2021 1:48 PM CDT
Denmark Plans to Ban Lifers From Starting New Romances
They're worried about prison 'groupies,' including a teen who fell for Peter Madsen
- Peter Madsen, the Danish man serving a life sentence for torturing, killing, and dismembering journalist Kim Wall on his submarine in 2017, apparently has a busier love life than many people on the outside—and the country's lawmakers want to put an end to it. A new bill introduced...
One 'Vulnerable Community'
Isn't Prepared for Rising Temps
Aug 21, 2021 10:45 AM CDT
One 'Vulnerable Community' Isn't Prepared for Rising Temps
They're a particular threat for our incarcerated population
- A heat index—meaning how hot it feels—of 103 can cause heat stroke. In a piece for Fast Company , Kristin Toussaint explains that a 2014 study out of Texas found the heat index in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities could hit 149 degrees. "They’re built...
His Case Helped
Oust a President.
Now He's Free
Aug 13, 2021 7:13 AM CDT
His Case Helped Oust a President. Now He's Free on Parole
Samsung's Lee Jae-yong out of prison after 18 months of 30-month sentence
- Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong walked out of prison Friday a year early, in a parole decision showing the conglomerate's outsize influence in South Korea. Lee left the prison near Seoul to a barrage of camera flashes and bowed in apology over the anger ignited by his case, related to...
Calls on the House
Jun 22, 2021 12:46 PM CDT
State Makes Prison Phone Calls on the House
Connecticut is the first state to remove the barrier to families keeping in contact
- Connecticut has gone from charging some of the highest rates in the nation for prison phone calls to providing them free of charge. A vendor with the state contract has been charging as much as $5 for a 15-minute call, WTNH reports. Inmates, including juveniles, will now be entitled to...
DC Jail Inmate
Elected to Office
Jun 18, 2021 10:32 AM CDT
DC Jail Inmate Elected to Office
Joel Caston's case may be a US first
- Joel Caston has become an elected official in Washington, DC, after an extremely unusual election—Caston, the four candidates he defeated for an Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat, and almost all the voters are inmates at the DC City Jail. The Ward 7 seat he won has been vacant since it...
DOJ Report: Federal Prison
Camp Security Is a Joke
Jun 8, 2021 5:47 PM CDT
DOJ Report: Federal Prison Camp Security Is a Joke
Guards were fooled by dummies left in beds
- The fact that four inmates could leave a low-security federal prison camp in Texas to pick up whisky and have their escape undetected for more than 12 hours is a sign of major flaws in the system, according to a report from the Department of Justice. The report states that...
Epstein Pal's Lawyer: Nightly
Checks 'Positively Orwellian'
May 6, 2021 7:06 AM CDT
Epstein Pal's Lawyer: Nightly Checks 'Positively Orwellian'
Prosecutors say flashing light into her cell every 15 minutes at night is necessary for her own safety
- Federal prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell isn't under suicide watch, but that it's still necessary to flash light into her cell every 15 minutes as she sleeps while she awaits a sex trafficking trial. They told a judge Wednesday via a letter that heightened security for Maxwell was necessary...
Apr 21, 2021 3:18 PM CDT
Chauvin Is Isolated in Prison
Convicted killer is being kept from other inmates for his safety, officials say
- Derek Chauvin will await sentencing in solitary confinement at a Minnesota prison, allowed out of his cell for an hour a day for exercise. The former Minneapolis police officer, convicted Tuesday of murder in the death of George Floyd, will be kept away from other inmates for his safety, the...
Navalny May Be in a
'Situation of a Slow Death'
Apr 7, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
Navalny May Be in a 'Situation of a Slow Death'
So says Amnesty International
- Amnesty International is weighing in on Alexei Navalny's prison conditions, and it isn't pulling punches. "We have to do more," said Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard on Wednesday. "[They] have already attempted to kill him, they are now detaining him, and imposing prison conditions,...
Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother:
Her Conditions Are Torture
Mar 10, 2021 11:05 AM CST
Ghislaine Maxwell's Brother: Her Conditions Are Torture
Says she has access to 'brown' water and 'inedible' food in jail
- The brother of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell said Wednesday she should be released on bail from jail and claimed that she was being held in "degrading" conditions that amount to torture. Her brother Ian Maxwell told the BBC Wednesday he was worried about her health and...
in Jail Til Trial
Mar 9, 2021 6:44 AM CST
'Detachment From Reality' Keeps QAnon Shaman in Jail Til Trial
Judge Royce Lamberth rules Jacob Chansley has shown no remorse or regret over Capitol attack
- Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, aka the "QAnon Shaman," will now have plenty of downtime to reflect on what name he'd like to stick with for the long term. Per WSOC , a DC federal judge on Monday ruled the 33-year-old Arizona man must stay behind bars until...
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