The increase of inmates use of social media is at an all-time high. The Real hosts posed the question of whether or not justice is being served if prisoners are allowed to entertain millions behind bars.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced that the four prison guards who were allegedly tied to Darren Rainey’s death won’t face any charges.
Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).
Two inmates convicted of murder have managed to escape the largest prison in New York overnight using power tools. Gawker reports: Acting State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Commissioner Anthony Annucci said Matt and Sweat were in separate cells and each used a power tool to cut through the steel wall in the back […]
When Frederick Hutson landed in prison at the age of 24 on a drug trafficking charge in Florida, he was surprised to learn that it cost $17 to make a 15-minute interstate phone call, according to the Huffington Post. The exorbitant rate made it difficult to stay in touch with family. That’s when the seeds […]
Four San Francisco sheriff’s deputies were placed on administrative leave and are currently under investigation after a public defender accused them of forcing Black and Latino inmates into “gladiator-style” fight clubs, CNN reports. On Thursday, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate after the city’s public defender, Jeff Adachi, accused White deputies of coercing the […]
After going on a 22-month hiatus following backlash from her racist remarks, Paula Deen will be returning to television. The Georgia-bred chef will debut her own cooking show on Evine Live. The show, called “Paula Deen’s Kitchen,” will kick off with a three-hour premiere and will feature live segments every few weeks. Mark Bozek, CEO […]
A privately-owned prison in East Texas just went through the unthinkable, as its roof collapsed, resulting in at least 20 injured inmates and others left trapped. According to ABC 13, the collapse occurred around 11:30 on Saturday morning. The sheet rock roof came down on the jailhouse that occupies 84 prisoners. The site reports: All 19 were […]