Latest Correctional systems News

Justice Department watchdog finds series of missteps by Bureau of Prisons before mobster Whitey Bulger's beating death

Dec. 07, 2022 11:05 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department watchdog finds series of missteps by Bureau of Prisons before mobster Whitey Bulger's beating death.

Reviews find misuse of COVID-19 hotel stays by prison staff

Dec. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There are at least 35 instances where Connecticut Department of Correction employees potentially misused a COVID-19 program that provided workers with hotel rooms during the height of the pandemic, including a staffer who booked a room to attend a wedding, according to...

4 former prison officers arrested on ethics, bribery charges

Dec. 06, 2022 16:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four former officers at a north Alabama prison have been charged with bribery and ethics law violations, the state prison system confirmed. The four men face charges of using their public positions for financial gain and bribery, a spokeswoman for the...

Cal's Bush wants affordable housing for marginalized people

Dec. 02, 2022 15:22 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jadyn Bush made a daily 90-minute commute just to get to her private Seattle high school some 30 miles away from her home in the diverse suburb of Federal Way, Washington. There were hundreds of train rides and bus trips with her younger sister Jillese. “I...

Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 01, 2022 15:39 PM EST

The Advocate. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Off to the stables with you? Louisiana juvenile justice’s Biblical failures Just in time for Christmas, Louisiana has no room in the inn for our most troubled children. Not even at Angola, the functional...

Kentucky to open female-only juvenile detention center

Dec. 01, 2022 14:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center as part of efforts to defuse the risks of violence that escalated into a riot at a youth facility, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. A 35-bed detention center in northern Kentucky will be...

Officers shoot 2 inmates after stabbing at California prison

Nov. 30, 2022 17:07 PM EST

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two correctional officers shot and killed two incarcerated people who were stabbing a fellow inmate at a Northern California prison, authorities said Wednesday. Staff at High Desert State Prison in Susanville responded around 11 a.m. Tuesday after Anthony...

Mississippi paroling fewer inmates despite more eligibility

Nov. 30, 2022 12:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is paroling fewer inmates now than it did before expanding parole eligibility in 2021. The state Parole Board chairman told lawmakers Tuesday the board is more closely examining inmates’ prison records. Jeffrey Belk told a legislative committee...

Prison captain arrested on ethics charges

Nov. 29, 2022 15:33 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prison captain and a former officer were arrested Monday on bribery and ethics charges, the state prison system confirmed. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Capt. Deaundra Johnson and Centauria Olds, a former prison lieutenant, were...