Some demonstrators protesting the lack of heat and electricity at a federal detention center in New York City attempted to get into the facility on Sunday, and witnesses said guards pushed them back and sprayed them with an unknown stinging substance.
Many inmates at the federal detention center in the New York borough of Brooklyn were still sitting in their cold and dark cells Saturday because of a partial power outage, the director of Federal Defenders of New York David Patton and a representative for the union representing the facility’s workers said.
A Nevada death-row inmate who fought to speed up his own execution died of an apparent suicide over the weekend, authorities said.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Friday that it charged the inmate, 19-year-old Haley Elizabeth Biser, with arson, malicious burning and possession of contraband after the Dec. 23 fire.
The prison has replaced white bread with wheat and gives out less. It has added items such as fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as cottage cheese and yogurt full of the calcium the aging female population needs. It serves drinks with less sugar.
Delaware prison officials are continuing to fight the problem of drones bringing contraband to prisoners with another sighting of one of the aircraft at a prison.
The Virginia Department of Corrections has received a grant of $88,700 to establish a composting program at 18 prison sites with adjacent farms.
Two Maryland prison workers were taken to a hospital after opening a letter that officials say was soaked in an unknown liquid.
Last year, prison guards found thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs in a balloon hidden in the waistband of a woman’s underwear. Now, four people have pleaded guilty in the drug-smuggling scheme.
Multiple inmates and employees at an Ohio state prison received an overdose-reversal drug Wednesday morning after being exposed to an unknown substance, authorities said.
A new program is giving a voice to those previously silenced. “Voices Unbarred” is a performance written by men behind bars, and performed by those recently released.
As the nation celebrates its independence on the Fourth of July, a 39-year-old Laurel man is also reveling in his long, turbulent journey toward his self-determination after years of drug addiction.
A second sheriff’s deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them.
Maryland is limiting the access prison inmates have to books, saying it’s necessary to keep drugs from entering state prisons.
A Maryland court has adopted the “mailbox rule” for prison inmates, setting the filing date of petitions for post-conviction relief based on when papers are submitted to the prison mailroom.
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