Corrections News Reports
Neglected prisoner gets $15.5 million after serving 22 months in solitary
A man who spent 22 months in solitary confinement in a New Mexico jail, neglected to the point where he was forced to pull out his own tooth because he said he wasn't allowed to see a dentist, will receive $15.5 million for the ordeal. (AP Image)
US Rep. vows to probe CO's death
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino said he will investigate what happened Monday night at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan, where a corrections officer from Luzerne County was killed by an inmate.
The slaying of Eric Williams, 34, of Nanticoke, should never have happened, Marino said.
Corrections officers keep guns away from dangerous criminals
One program in the Washing state DOC works to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. It involves corrections officers visiting the homes of convicted felons and ensuring that they are abiding by the terms of their release. (Image KIRO 7)
Cameras protecting officers, taxpayers in clashes with inmates
The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections is going high tech to handle some of the most violent confrontations inside the jail. Video cameras are now recording those incidents to protect correction officers and your money. (Image WAVE)
Iowa House panel likely to restrain prisons' use of shackles
Iowa lawmakers are inclined to establish guidelines for shackling pregnant inmates in law rather than leave it to the Department of Corrections to set its own policies.
Request for more COs follows Minn. prison attack
One of the four Minnesota prison workers injured this week by a convicted murderer in a Stillwater prison is speaking out, saying Minnesota prisons are at times dangerously understaffed. (Image WCCO)
Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out
The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence or let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation.
Sheriff's office sour on jail Nutraloaf settlement
The drama over whether the Milwaukee County Jail's stomach-turning fare for ill-behaved prisoners amounts to cruel and unusual punishment has come to a lackluster finish. (Associated Press)
Video: Inmate attempts to escape prison in suitcase
An attempted prison escape by suitcase was foiled when his accomplice started to act nervous around corrections officers. (Image CBS News)
2012 year in review
With 2012 coming to a close, we've gone through our archives for the past 12 months to bring you some of the biggest corrections stories of the year.
Prison employee-inmate visits questioned
A state Department of Corrections employee has been allowed three unsupervised visits this year with an inmate who happens to be her husband, according to officials. (Image KRQE)
W. Va. jail concerned about CO "buddy system"
An investigation is under way in West Virginia to determine if prison guards are covering up for each other after they break the law. (Image WTRF)
Wis. inmates embrace the idea of giving back
The GLOW project, which stands for "Giving Light to Our World," allows inmates to donate money to a charity of their choice and spread some Christmas joy. (Image Elizabeth Dohms / The Herald)
Documentary: Inmate may be involved in OJ case
A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Florida Depart of Corrections)
Video: Corrections officers subdue patient, ends in death
A man diagnosed with schizophrenia died allegedly as a result of corrections officers restraining him after he punched one of them. (Image MyFoxBoston)
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