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Prison Violence

Lawrence Phillips' Suspected Suicide: Solitary Confinement Is Sometimes Underused

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The number of suicides in solitary confinement recently increased by one with the passing of former NFL star and college football champion Lawrence Ph...

Ex-NFL Player Suspected Of Killing Prison Cellmate

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.13.2015 | Sports

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said ...

Inmate Killed Cellmate So That He'd Have Cell To Himself, Prosecutor Says

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says an inmate killed his cellmate at a Pennsylvania prison because he wanted his own private cell. Forty-five-...

The Dirt Wars: An Intimate Look at Convict Culture in American Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.12.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

American prisons foster a culture of violence, hatred, bigotry and dominance. They take the criminally inclined, and not so inclined, and turn them into hardened convicts who, after a period of years, become dangerous men.

Three Inmates Beaten To Death In Acapulco Prison

AP | JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three inmates were beaten to death inside a prison in the resort city of Acapulco on Monday, an attack linked to a shootout insid...

Inmates Taking Control Of Mexican Prisons

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 11.20.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cases of violence and inmates controlling Mexican prisons are on the rise, symptoms of the corruption and lack of resources that ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This 80-Year-Old Is Spreading Kindness And Hope In The Most Unlikely Place | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

SuEllen Fried, 80, is a far cry from your typical grandmother of seven. Every week, she visits prisons in Kansas, where she meets with inmates who ran...

Baca's Strike Force

Peter Eliasberg | Posted 12.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Eliasberg

The announcement this week by Sheriff Lee Baca that he agrees with and intends to implement all of the recommendations laid out in a new report by the Citizen's Commission on Jail Violence is welcome news.

Why Aren't We Scaling Back?

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Michael Montgomery State corrections officials are moving forward with a plan for handl...

John Rudolf

'Mass Chaos' Seen In Georgia Prisons As Brutality Probe Deepens | John Rudolf | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

The investigator was soft-spoken, but relentless. "Look at me and tell me that you were not in that gymnasium," said Trebor Randle, a Georgia Burea...

Prison Gunfight Erupts

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- State officials say three prisoners have been killed and six wounded in a gunfight at a prison in the violent northern Mexico border st...

Left and Right Join to Fight Prison Rape

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat Nolan

It is a scandal that people housed in the custody of the government are not safe from sexual attack. No matter how terrible the crime, the sentence should not include being raped.

Inmate Slits Guard's Throat In Connecticut Prison

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — An inmate at the state's highest security prison slashed a guard's throat with a homemade blade during a routine security chec...

What If Released Inmates Stopped Committing Crimes?: Prison Reform That's Already Working -- Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

Let's start changing our lock-up facilities into places that actually cause inmates to change their behavior -- so that when they leave them they never go back.