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Inmate killed in prison assault 1 day before release

May. 08, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate was killed in an assault inside an Alabama prison one day before he was scheduled to be released, prison officials confirmed. Ian Rettig, 23, died Tuesday after an “apparent inmate-on-inmate assault,” a spokeswoman for the Alabama...

NJ paying $1.3M to consultant to advise on women's prison

May. 07, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for about $1.3 million dollars in fees to a criminal justice consultant to help the Department of Corrections amid a criminal investigation into what the attorney general said was a “brutal attack” on inmates at the state's only...

Nevada man on death row for killing 4-year-old dies

May. 06, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man on death row for the brutal killing of his 4-year-old stepdaughter in 1985 died Monday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Manuel Lopez, 62, died at High Desert State Prison northwest of Las Vegas. The county medical...

California prison inmate dies; cellmate is suspect

May. 06, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — An inmate at a Central California prison died Thursday and his cellmate is suspected of killing him, authorities said. James D. Torres, 67, was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 5 a.m. at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and...

State investigates inmate's homicide inside Ohio prison

May. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An inmate was killed by another inmate during an assault in an Ohio prison last month, the State Highway Patrol reported. The attack happened April 29 at Chillicothe Correctional Institution in southern Ohio, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south...

Autopsies set for 2 inmates who died in Mississippi prison

May. 03, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Autopsies will be done on two inmates who died during the weekend in a privately run prison in Mississippi. No foul play is suspected in the deaths, according to a statement from Management & Training Corporation, which runs East Mississippi...

Convicted felon Patrick McKenna dies on death row in Nevada

Apr. 29, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man convicted of murder and sexual assault and who was incarcerated on death row in Nevada for most of his adult life has died after a series of heart attacks. He was 74, prison officials said. The Clark County coroner’s office said Patrick McKenna...

2 more guards at NJ women's prison charged in attack

Apr. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two more New Jersey prison guards have been charged with misconduct stemming from what officials said was a January attack on inmates at the state's only women's prison, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. Lt. Eddie Molina has been charged...

DA: 'Callous' jail captain left inmate hanging in NYC cell

Apr. 26, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail supervisor was charged Monday with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a detainee who hanged himself on her watch last in November. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said jail captain Rebecca Hillman showed...

25-year-old inmate dies in east Mississippi prison

Apr. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a 25-year-old Mississippi inmate who died in a privately run prison. Brandon Mitchell was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday at East Mississippi Correctional Facility, according to a news release from the private...