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  • Alcatraz escapees
    Evidence still suggests Alcatraz escapees survived
    Alcatraz was trending on Wednesday amid news that Dutch scientists concluded in a recent study that the three inmates who escaped from the island on June 11, 1962 could have made it to land and lived. The results of the study don't prove that...
  • Florida prisons fire guards
    Florida prisons fire guards: Florida DOC sacks 32 prison guards for inmate abuse
    Florida prisons fire guards; the Florida Department of Corrections has dismissed 32 prison guards this past week after a months-long investigation into alleged misconduct, inmate abuse, torture, and in at least one instance, the death of a...
  • Empty prison cells, cold, stark, solitary
    Inmates are asked to redesign the physical spaces of prisons
    What would happen if inmates were given the chance to have a say in what the spaces in which they lived looked like? This is the very thing that happened for a group of 18 inmates from County Jail No. 5 in San Francisco, The LA Times reported,...
  • A shackled  prisoner
    A federal judge has blasted treatment of mentally ill prisoners in California
    The myth that California is a mecca for liberalism and humanitarianism has been broken down hard by a U.S. federal judge who has blasted the treatment of prisoners alleged to be mentally ill in the not so sunny state. Al Jazeera reported on April...
  • The Ohio State Reformatory
    Darkness Before the Dawn benefit
    Kali’s Fire dance troupe invites you to celebrate the Vernal Equinox on Friday, March 21, 2014, the last night before the dawn of spring. The historical Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio was selected as the venue for this unique...
  • Great Meadow's cat burglars
    Kittens stage prison break-in
    Usually it's prison break-outs that make the news, but in this case four tan kittens snuck their way in to an upstate New York correctional facility. According to the AP, four feral felines staged their break-in at Great Meadow Correctional...
  • Crime Museum is all things crime
    Crime Museum is all things crime
    If you are a true crime reader, CSI buff, criminologist, law enforcement official, or just love to learn about bad people, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment in Washington, D.C. is the museum made for you.The crime museum is a privately...
  • Shackled & Chained
    Shackled & Chained: An Interview with Eugene Puryear
    I first ran across Eugene Puryear in an interview with RT News and felt compelled to get into contact with him. Mr. Puryear is only in his late twenties, and yet he’s out doing some amazing work, including his new book Shackled and Chained:...
  • Blood tower
    Families, the real prisoners
    Incarceration is an ugly word and it should be. The verb incarcerate was first used in 1560 and comes from two words, "in" and “carcer ", meaning “a prison, or an enclosed space." Origin is unknown. When someone is...
  • Libby Prison
    There were twenty-two prisons in Richmond, Virginia
    There were twenty-two Civil War prisonsat various times in Richmond, Virginia. Many doubled as hospitals. Early in the war, the conditions were not as deplorable as they got later on, when over-crowding pushed the limits. When those prisons...
  • higher
    Give staying out of prison a chance
    People being released from prison face the daunting task or trying to complete their probation - problem free - and manage to stay out America's jails and prisons.The District of Columbia is no different when it comes to being stuck at trying...
  • Famous last words of the condemned
    Famous last words of the condemned
    Inmates who are about to be put to death are given an allotted time to speak before being strapped in, standing before the firing squad, or sitting down in the chair. Some show remorse. Some show anything but remorse. Others, no one understands...
  • Prisoner abuse at US run prison at Bagram
    Foreign run prisons violate Afghan national sovereignty,Karzai says
    On December 2, 2012 during the regular meeting of the Afghan National Security Council (NSC) chaired by President Karzai discussed the recent remarks by British Defense Secretary, who said theBritish government had no intentionof transferring to...
  • Tennessee State Prison
    The Old Tennessee State Prison: A troubled past but a bright future...maybe.
    Tennessee State Prison – originally located south of 7th avenue and Broadway in 1831, it was moved to a location on Church Street in 1858 and finally settled at its present location, off of Centennial Boulevard in 1898. Notorious for being...
  • B. J. Barnes
    Guilford County, North Carolina daily jail report
    As of 7 a.m. on September 24, 2012, the Guilford County Detention Centers housed 904 inmates. This is 99 more than the maximum number of inmates that all of the detention centers are rated for. All of the detention centers together are rated for a...