MA Judge approves taxpayer funded sex change operation for inmate.Read more »
Inmates working at a Vermont correctional unit's print shop managed to sneak a prank image of a pig into a state police crest that is emblazoned on police cars, and 30 cruisers sported the design for the last year, officials said on Thursday.Read more »
Carrillo, 5 feet 6 and 160 pounds, doubled over in pain. Three deputies began kicking and punching the baby-faced 23-year-old in his head and thigh, tearing his white T-shirt while blood splattered on his blue jeans and Air Jordans.Read more »
If his diary and witness accounts are to be believed, Nicholas Pinto endured months of physical, sexual and mental abuse in prison. Guards roughed him up, made him stand naked in a cold cell for hours at a time, and taunted him relentlessly. A fellow inmate raped him night after night, beat him when he resisted, and stole his possessions.
And no one, he claimed, did a thing about it.Read more »
AKRON, Ohio - A Summit County Sheriff's Deputy has been suspended after video showed him assaulting an inmate. Surveillance cameras were rolling in the booking area of the Summit County Jail on February 21, as 42-year-old Douglas Brown waited to be booked on a charge of disorderly conduct. Deputy Jeffrey Dempsey then instructed Brown to put down a fingerprint reader he was holding. When Brown refused, and gave him the finger, the deputy slapped him in the head and threw him to the ground.Read more »
More proof that they can't put all of us in jail. CA. wants to reduce the prison population, currently 170k. "We simply can't afford the punishment that we've had in California," Petersilia said.(prison expert)
The jailers say they must adhere to court ordered population caps. Must be nice to decide which court orders to follow. In CA., parole violations account for 70,000 prison admissions each year.
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