Prison

  • Inmate escapes after emergency medical procedure in Georgia

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – An inmate remains at large in Georgia after escaping from a hospital room. The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that 27-year-old Steven Smith escaped from the Northeast Georgia Medical Center around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Smith had been taken to the Gainesville hospital...
  • Evacuated Houston jail inmates returning to local prisons

    HOUSTON, Texas (KRIV / AP) – The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says about 1,400 inmates who were evacuated from Houston-area prisons affected by flooding are heading back to the lockups. The Jester 3 and Vance Unit prisons are near Richmond, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Houston...
  • Man Recieves 33 to life for killing beloved Neighbor and Community Agent!

    The heartbroken family of a slain good Samaritan honored their fallen hero in a Brooklyn courtroom Wednesday as his murderer was sentenced to 33 years to life in prison. Michael Matusiak, 53, was known as “Mush” and “The Mayor” in his Greenpoint neighborhood for standing up for underdogs, helping...
  • Here’s How Much O.J. Simpson Stands To Make In Retirement!!!

    When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison, he’ll have far more financial resources awaiting him than most ex-convicts. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday, and is set to be released from prison Oct. 1. Beyond any money he can make from selling autographs or other memorabilia, Simpson, who is 70, will...
  • Man told to serve inmates rotten food

    A prison food worker said he was fired last week after he refused to serve rotten potatoes to inmates at a Michigan correctional facility. “It was the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in my life,” said Steve Pine, 48, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., who worked for Trinity Services Group at...
  • “Justice Works In America For Those Who Can Buy It”

    I spent 21 years behind bars for a crime I did not commit. In 1980, I was living in Crown Heights, N.Y., and was convicted in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in the nearby Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. I was 18, and was incarcerated despite persistent efforts by friend and fellow Trinidadian Carl King to secure my...
  • Mother stops other women from returning to the system after addiction and prison

    The second in a series of multimedia projects that examine causes for recidivism in the American justice system. Just as Susan Burton was getting her life back together, it fell apart again. It was 1981 when her 5-year-old son was killed in a car accident. The young mother began drinking to...
  • Prison work program helps preserve historic southern Minnesota church

    FARIBAULT, Minn. — There’s a 2,000-plus- person working community sitting on the edge of Faribault, and the way some see it, local organizations might as well utilize it. The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, hidden away at the southeastern edge of town, is considered a working prison. That means...
  • Department of Corrections at canceled vistiations due to security threats in this state

    The Florida Department of Corrections canceled visitation at all 149 of its facilities this Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, citing a security threat. The cancellation is a response to “credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt (Florida Department of...