Alabama: A March 2, 2014 fight at the Elmore Correctional Facility resulted in eight prisoners being transported to Jackson Hospital, where three were admitted for further treatment. Details on the extent of the prisoners’ injuries and the circumstances of the fight were not released. Argentina: Raunchy photos depicting female jail guards and superintendents in various…

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By Rhonda Turpin On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Danbury Camp made history again. The Reentry Affairs Coordinator hosted a formal tea, replete with British etiquette ranging from proper use of silverware and napkins, to the young guest being greeted by red carpet treatment.  This was a pilot program. Recently, the Reentry Affairs Coordinator facilitated the…

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By Prison Legal News Former Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega was on the payroll of the local Juarez Cartel at the same time he collected a $40,000 annual salary for his public position, according to testimony in federal court on September 25, 2013.  A witness stated that Vega received $2,000 a month plus bonuses from…

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By Prison Legal News Tyheem Henry, convicted as the ringleader of a 2011 mob beating, was serving a 15-year sentence at the Lee Correctional Institute.  On September 8, 2013, the website Charleston Thug Life published Facebook postings Henry had made using a contraband cell phone, prompting a shakedown at the prison.  Henry was charged with…

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By Prison Legal News On September 19, 2013, Floyd Tillman, 26, pleaded not guilty to attempted second-degree murder after ramming the gates of the state penitentiary at Angola with his car, while guards opened fire at him.  Tillman had taken his daughters, ages 8 months and 2 years, from Terrebonne Parish.  He then drove to…

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By Prison Legal News Former FCI Ashland guard James Lewis and Cindy Gates, the girlfriend of a prisoner at the federal prison, both pleaded not guilty in September 2013 to charges related to smuggling contraband into the prison.  Gates’ boyfriend, prisoner Gary Musick, was accused of participating in the scheme by telling Gates and Lewis…

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By Prison Legal News Prisoner Ashley Marler, four months pregnant, escaped jail twice in the same week.  She failed to return to the Fayette County Detention Center from a medical pass on September 16, 2013, and was arrested the next day and charged with escape.  On September 24, 2013, Marler was taken to the same…

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By Prison Legal News Ness County Jail escapee Benito Cardenas, Jr., 38, apologized to his victims and law enforcement officials before being sentenced in back-to-back hearings for a two-day crime spree that occurred after he cut through four bars at the jail in August 2012.  After escaping from the Ness County Jail, Cardenas stole a…

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By Prison Legal News Prisoners at the Delaware County Jail are adjusting to frosted windows in their cells, which let sunlight in but prevent unauthorized communication with the outside world.  The windows have been a source of concern in the decades since the jail was built, because prisoners sometimes expose themselves or make obscene gestures…

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Two Oahu Community Correctional Center guards, Kevin Ignacio and Ismael Castro, face trial over allegations that they beat prisoner Jeffrey Diaz bloody in October 2012.  Ignacio is accused of repeatedly punching Diaz in the head and face, while Castro was caught on surveillance video kicking him in the head.  On September 17, 2013, Judge Patrick…

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