Latest Prison violence News

The Latest: Mexican Mafia busted in Los Angeles County jails

May. 23, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on arrests and charges in Los Angeles against members of the Mexican Mafia gang (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults...

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May. 23, 2018 2:54 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 80 members of Mexican Mafia charged in conspiracy to run drugs, carry out violence ordered from LA County jails.

Arkansas State Police investigating deaths of 2 inmates

May. 21, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating the weekend deaths of two state prison inmates at separate correctional units. Little Rock television station KATV reports that a correctional officer found 33-year-old inmate Joshua Autry unresponsive in a single-man cell at the East...

Report: Inmate found dead in Florida jail overdosed

May. 18, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A toxicology report says the inmate found dead at a Florida jail last month overdosed on kratom. Forty-two-year-old Zacharriah Zimmer was found unresponsive in his cell at the Indian River County Jail on April 4. TCPalm.com reports that staff performed CPR until emergency services...

1 inmate stabbed dead by another at northern Nevada prison

May. 18, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a 27-year-old man serving a life sentence for a Las Vegas murder committed when he was 17 was stabbed to death by another Nevada prison inmate using a handmade weapon. The Nevada Department of Corrections identified the inmate slain in the Tuesday afternoon attack as...

Authorities say 22 inmates involved in prison yard fight

May. 18, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say 22 inmates were involved in a prison fight at an eastern Iowa prison. The Iowa Corrections Department says the fighting began around 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the main yard at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa. Several prison staffers soon responded and took control...

Another inmate sues after South Carolina prison riot deaths

May. 16, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another inmate stabbed during a prison riot that left seven inmates dead is suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Media outlets reported 21-year-old Reakwon Latray Watson sued this week, about four weeks after the deadly riot at the Lee Correctional Institution in...

Convicted killer accused of fatally stabbing Alabama inmate

May. 16, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a prisoner stabbed another inmate to death at an Alabama prison. Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in a statement that an inmate fatally stabbed 35-year-old Jeveria Odess McCall at a housing area at Bibb Correctional Facility on Tuesday evening....

2 inmates treated after fight at North Carolina prison

May. 14, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say a fight broke out at a prison, and two inmates were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A spokesman for the Department of Public Safety said the fight occurred Sunday at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville....

Man convicted in Meridian 1980s rape cases dies in prison

May. 11, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man serving life for the 1983 rape of a Meridian woman has died. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 65-year-old Larry Fisher died Thursday at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Fisher had repeatedly...