Prison

  • 200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured!

    Two hundred inmates at a California prison were involved in a “large-scale riot” Wednesday and dozens were injured, officials said. The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents...
  • Drug dealer who tried to escape Brazil prison by dressing up as daughter is found dead

    The Brazilian drug trafficker who tried to make a prison break by disguising himself as his teenage daughter was found dead in his cell, local authorities said. Clauvino da Silva, 42, apparently hanged himself Tuesday at a Rio de Janeiro prison just three days after he was busted in an elaborate...
  • Man Walks Free After 21 Years Wrongfully Imprisoned Maintains His Innocence !

    A Pennsylvania man is now free more than two decades after he was found guilty of second-degree murder in a crime he’s long said he’s innocent of committing. John Miller was released from the State Correctional institution in Frackville, Pennsylvania, Wednesday after 21 years behind bars. Prosecutors declined to...
  • man gets 10 years for knowingly spreading HIV!

    A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for knowingly spreading HIV. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Rasheem Ikey Bodiford was sentenced Friday. He was previously convicted of having sex with another person without notifying them that he had HIV, the virus that leads to...
  • DNA and genetic genealogy exonerate man of murder after 20 yrs in prison!

    DNA and genetic genealogy for the first time ever have helped exonerate a man who was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. Christopher Tapp, 42, spent 20 years in prison for aiding and abetting the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1996—a crime for...
  • El Chapo has been sentenced to life in prison!

    The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday. Guzman was convicted in February in an epic drug-trafficking case. The 62-year-old drug lord was brought to the U.S....
  • Man sentenced to over 600 years for sex crimes in Alabama!

    An Alabama man convicted of sexually abusing five underage girls was sentenced Wednesday to more than six centuries in prison. Houston County Circuit Judge Todd Derrick imposed a 615-year sentence on Raven Smith after hearing a plea from the mother of one of the girls. “I can’t believe what I said meant that much to a...
  • Man accused of killing officer recently released from prison!

    A man suspected of killing a Racine police officer was released from federal prison four days before the officer was shot while trying to stop a robbery. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show 26-year-old Dalquavis Ward of Milwaukee had just gotten out of prison on June 13 after serving...
  • A California appeals court says it’s legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison!

    A California appeals court says it’s legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison — so long as inmates don’t inhale. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that California voters legalized recreational possession of less than an ounce (28 grams) of cannabis in 2016, with no exception...