Jail guard Amara Brown admits to DoorDash delivery for inmate
Guard Amara Brown at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is charged with using DoorDash to deliver a meal to an inmate.
Guard Amara Brown at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is charged with using DoorDash to deliver a meal to an inmate.
Ali Miles, a trans woman, sues NYC for $22 million, alleging mistreatment and discrimination after being placed in a male prison.
South Dakota lawmakers explore shifting responsibility for inmate legal defense fees from counties to the state.
Montana correctional facilities address heating challenges during sub-zero temperatures by implementing emergency measures and repairs.
Cal State LA secures a $900K grant for prison to careers initiative, linking graduates with employment opportunities after incarceration.
The LAC Probation Department suspends eight officers at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall amid misconduct allegations involving juveniles.
FCI Terre Haute partners with a local humane society for an inmate dog training program, benefiting both shelter dogs and inmates.
Alabama correctional officers receive improved protection with Gov. Kay Ivey’s grant for prison body armor.
Valley State Prison staff participates in a Special Olympics bowling tournament, showcasing dedication to community service.
Ex-MDC officer Quandelle Joseph pleads guilty, confessing to taking bribes for smuggling contraband into the Brooklyn jail.
Christopher Jones sues Clark County Jail, alleging discrimination against deaf inmates and demanding proper communication and accommodations.
The U.S. government advocates gender transition for a prisoner, pushing Georgia to fund treatment amidst alleged gender dysphoria violations.
Parents and advocates demand improvements at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center, urging for better living conditions.
Accused fugitive Nicholas Rossi, extradited from Scotland, faces Utah charges, including rape, as he awaits trial in Davis County Jail.
In Indiana State Prison, inmates achieve certification as substance abuse peer recovery coaches, fostering positive change behind bars.
Inmate Enrique Saucedo, 29, died in a Centinela State Prison attack; CDCR investigates; attackers: David Veloz, Rigoberto Estrada.
Gypsy Rose shares her harrowing experience of being placed in solitary confinement due to a fan’s social media post during her prison term.
The PATHS (Prepare, Achieve, and Transform for Healthy Success) prison education program is expanding to provide women with college credits.
St. Louis City Justice Center institutes a ban on attorneys’ phones following media exposure of detainee neglect.
TDCJ’s Skills Demonstration and Career Expo provide hands-on exhibits of inmates’ job skills for second-chance employers and media.
Hilo Community Correctional Center faces scrutiny following the fatal fentanyl overdose of inmate Steve Delgado.
Fairfax County, VA, leaders celebrate the one-year success of “Taking Root,” a diversion program providing a Virginia alternative to jail.
Jason Richard Budrow, a convicted killer, denies responsibility for an attack on Paul Ruben Flores, the man who murdered Kristin Smart.
TBCJ approves renaming Gatesville’s Mountain View Unit to the Patrick L. O’Daniel Unit in recognition of O’Daniel’s contributions.
Inmate attempts to escape through Clayton County Jail walls prompt Sheriff Allen to implement new security measures.
The death of Klifton Adam Bond raises questions about Alabama prison safety and family demands for transparency and accountability.
Legal teams representing sexual abuse survivors at FCI Dublin held a press conference emphasizing the need for systemic changes.
The San Quentin Transformation Advisory Council’s report proposes measures to reshape San Quentin Prison into a premier rehabilitation center.
The Bexar County Juvenile Probation report indicates a 40% surge in juvenile referrals for non-violent felonies in the past year.
Jannah Hague sued Kent County, claiming her constitutional rights were infringed when she was forced to remove her hijab for a booking photo.
Judge Furman denies a drug case defendant’s transfer to the Metropolitan Detention Center due to dreadful conditions and staffing shortages.
Christopher Wright, an inmate at Nassau County Jail, is accused of conspiring with Yasmin Talbot in the contraband scheme.
A former bed and breakfast was approved as the site for a new youth detention center in Newbury Town, Vermont.
The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance hosts a public hearing on the Allen County Jail lease today, set for 4 p.m.
The River Farms program at Indian River County Jail engages female inmates in animal care, farming, and art projects to prevent recidivism.
The Kentucky Department of Corrections faces criticism for delaying the release of internal investigative reports, violating the state’s Open Records Act, according to the attorney general.
Claims of sexual misconduct involving a former employee and a juvenile at the Perry Multi-County Juvenile Facility are being investigated.
Former Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld commences his prison term at the FCI Ashland for federal public corruption charges.
Former Lorain Correctional Institution guard Daryl Gus was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling meth and other drugs for inmates.
Westmoreland County Prison secures a four-year contract, providing corrections officers with annual raises and changes to overtime scheduling.
Hot Springs Village resident Brandon Tollett was appointed to the Arkansas Board of Corrections by Gov. Sanders.
The Atlanta Fire Department and prison staff are able to put out a fire that starts in an inmate’s cell at Fulton County Jail.
Gerardo Grimaldo Perez escapes from the Cass County Detention Center, hiding in the ceiling and scaling a wall before being apprehended.
Birmingham implements a temporary solution, redirecting individuals arrested for misdemeanors to the Jefferson County jail under an agreement.
The Reunification Ride program reunites incarcerated mothers at Logan Correctional Center and their children through monthly bus trips.
Chief Judge Melissa Morgan announces the closure of the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in the face of increasing staff challenges.
Raymond Arthur Julian, sentenced to over 25 years for the mercy killing of his wife, dies by suicide at the Minnesota Correctional Facility.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a bill ensuring religious dietary needs with more kosher and halal choices in New York State prisons.
Inmates at Pulaski County Jail benefit from a cutting-edge monitoring system, with about five contact-free monitors currently in use.
Additional instances of Pinellas County jail deputies watching videos on the job, despite increased penalties by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
Florida’s proposed Senate Bill 1048 seeks to enhance the incentivized prison program for nonviolent offenders to reduce recidivism.
Judge Brock Swartzle refuses to dismiss the lawsuit accusing Macomb Correctional Facility of cruel and unusual punishment.
At Travis Air Force Base, Sgt. Sebastian Borges spearheads a physical training program at the Solano County Juvenile Detention Center.
Virginia lawmakers are set to introduce bills to restrict the use of attack-trained patrol dogs in Virginia state prisons.
Danny Masterson, known for ‘That ’70s Show,’ started serving his 30-year prison sentence at North Kern State Prison for two rape convictions.
Lincoln County commissioners vote to support landowners in their lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections about the proposed prison site.
The family of John Ray Zamora receives a $1 million settlement from Willacy County following his death in the county jail.
Inmates at McLean County Jail participate in a unique holiday gift program, enabling them to send personalized presents to their loved ones.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard is set to leave Chillicothe Correctional Center this week, nearly 8 years after her involvement in her mother’s murder.
The Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership brings holiday cheer to families visiting the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.
The Los Angeles Chargers recognize the founder and COO of Paws for Life K9 Rescue for implementing rehabilitation programs in prisons.
The Washington Supreme Court confirms a $23 million penalty against the Northwest Detention Center for paying detainees $1 a day.
Lubbock County Detention Center welcomes Ryan Braus as new chief deputy after 36 years of service from Cody Scott.
The former Fall River mayor, Jasiel Correia, is now in an administrative security federal transfer center in Oklahoma.
The Centralized Mail Distribution Center at Red Onion State Prison stops drug entry. 36 Buprenorphine strips are hidden in a book.
The New York City Council voted 39 to 7 in favor of largely banning solitary confinement in city jails, limiting its use.
A state inspection exposes problems at Richland County Jail in South Carolina and raises concerns for inmate well-being.
The proposed $136.6 billion budget by Gov. Beshear outlines substantial investments to rehabilitate the Kentucky juvenile justice system.
The Oklahoma County District Court issued a historic decision exonerating Glynn Simmons, who had been in prison for more than 40 years.
William McKinnley Garland, accused of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sent numerous messages from Fannin County Jail using a tablet.
Chicago’s 5th Community Reentry Support Center, the Danny K. Davis Second Chance Center, represents the city’s efforts to combat recidivism.
The Texas prison staffing shortage continues to strain families of inmates, prompting calls for urgent solutions.
Contraband cellphones expose a South Carolina prison drug conspiracy involving Zachariah Ryan Luke and accomplice Evin Rae Davenport.
Allegations of the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Service Center categorizing lockups as “voluntary” to bypass regulations prompt closer scrutiny.
A New York City jail officers union mobilizes against a City Council bill seeking to prohibit solitary confinement, citing safety concerns.
CIRT is looking into the death of Ashley Jo Raisbeck, an inmate who collapsed in Jefferson County Jail after routine medical rounds.
Georgia state prisons are in turmoil: 239 deaths in 2022. ‘They Have No Voice’ organization advocates reform and safety.
Michigan’s new law, effective in 2025, extends automatic voter registration to formerly incarcerated individuals.
Charlie Adelson, sentenced for the murder of FSU law professor Dan Markel, was transferred to Florida Department of Corrections custody.
Kodak Black is behind bars again, arrested in Miami, and currently held at the Federal Detention Center with no release date announced.
Stafford’s renowned Community Corrections Alternative Program will cease operations, along with three other Virginia correctional facilities.
Rusty Ratliff, the warden at Moberly Correctional Center, challenges a court’s release order for Charles Waddill, accused of manslaughter.
Gallatin County Detention Center distinguishes itself by placing inmate programs at the center of its operation.
Laura Smoot is finally arrested on second-degree murder charges for her involvement in the 2020 death of inmate Peter Gloria.
The Great North Innocence Project facilitates the work of Minnesota’s Conviction Review Unit, which seeks to overturn erroneous convictions.
Vermont’s congressional delegation urges the BOP to build a residential reentry center for individuals transitioning out of federal prisons.
Shasta County Jail confronts a Fentanyl outbreak with four inmate overdoses, one resulting in death, prompting an investigation.
A 2021 tuberculosis in prison outbreak prompts ongoing concerns, with over 800 released prisoners potentially unaware of exposure in WA.
A solar-powered initiative at Cambria County Prison could slash electricity costs by 30%, potentially saving around $10,000 monthly.
The Colorado Department of Corrections has adopted a digital mail program as a response to the increasing trend of drug-soaked mail.
West Virginia officials claim a turnaround in the state’s prison conditions, despite alleged issues and lawsuits.
An Alabama forced prison labor lawsuit challenges and alleges exploitation that benefits fast food giants.
Gino Hagenkotter, 34-year-old Riverside Correctional Facility escapee, was discovered dead in a Philadelphia warehouse.
Sheriffs in North Carolina express hope that Medicaid expansion will address mental health issues, reducing reliance on North Carolina jails.
Mix-up at Oklahoma County Detention Center leads to the accidental release of Devonne Tyrae Sias, who impersonated Kittakone Sirisombath.
Teens Dickinson and Cogdell’s escape from Westmoreland County juvenile shelter prompts the emergency reopening of a detention center.
Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias helped launch a state ID program to support Cook County’s released detainees.
Nurses Ratliff and Tucker allege misconduct cover-up in a lawsuit against Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention officers and the Kentucky DJJ.
Ex-corrections officer Benito Jamar Hugie, along with inmate Shawn Brown and others, plead guilty in the Otay Mesa prison bribery case.
Danny Masterson, known for ‘That 70s Show,’ to be transferred to state prison after surrendering guns following his conviction.