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Start prison-based needle and syringe programs, researchers suggest

Toronto Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
A former prisoner, along with organizations including the HIV/AIDS legal network, filed a lawsuit against the government in September 2012 because it did not make needles and syringes available in prison to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.
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At least 49 inmates die in a prison riot in Mexico

The Economist - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
MEXICO'S prisons are dark, violent places. Their dismal state was horrifically revealed on the morning of February 11th, after at least 49 inmates died during a riot in a prison in the north-eastern state of Nuevo León. Early reports suggested that the ...
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Keep convicted Islamist terrorists in one prison, says review - ‎10 hours ago‎
"I am prepared to consider major changes: from the imams we allow to preach in our prisons to changing locations and methods for dealing with prisoners convicted of terrorism offences, if that is what is required," Mr Cameron said.
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Inmate assaults motorist in escape from New Brunswick prison, police say

Toronto Star - ‎21 hours ago‎
Inmate assaults motorist in escape from New Brunswick prison, police say. It's unclear how Jeffrey MacLean escaped, but he's still on the loose after escaping from Dorchester Penitentiary, RCMP says.

Charlotte Lafferty's killer may face 10 years in prison - ‎5 hours ago‎
The parents of the man found guilty of first degree murder must now come to terms with their 19-year-old son going to prison. Lafferty, a 23-year-old mother, was the eldest of seven children. Those who knew her say she was a joker, that she liked to ...
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Grandmother who punished 9-year-old with fatal run dies in prison

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Joyce Hardin Garrard, the Alabama woman serving a life sentence for punishing her 9-year-old granddaughter with a fatal running regimen, is dead.
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49 killed as brutal gang fight, fire rocks Mexican prison

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
No escapes were reported in the clash at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, said Nuevo Leo state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez. The riot took place on the eve of Pope Francis's arrival in Mexico, a visit that is scheduled to include a trip next week to another ...
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Plans to house Islamic terrorists in British Alcatraz prison unveiled

Metro - ‎3 hours ago‎
Plans to set up a single jail that would house all Islamic terrorists under one roof are expected to be backed by Ministers. The jail would hold all 131 Islamist inmates convicted of terror offences in a single secure unit.
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Pope Francis calls Argentina youth prison every two weeks

Vatican Radio - ‎9 hours ago‎
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has a fortnightly telephone appointment with a youth prison in Buenos Aires, where he speaks to the young people incarcerated there.

Lesbian Couple Sentenced to 20 Years in Kuwaiti Prison

teleSUR English - ‎5 hours ago‎
Monique Coverson, a Detroit native who served in the army, along with her girlfriend Larissa Joseph, have been sentenced to more then 20 years in prison on drug charges, after local police authorities stormed into their home at 3 a.m. local time and ...
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51 Charged in Massive Inmate/Guard Prison Scam

LawNewz (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A massive investigation is underway in Georgia after more than 50 people, including Georgia state corrections officers, have been implicated in a corruption scandal at Jimmy Autry State Prison. Several Georgia Department of Corrections employees have ...

Safe breaker steals cremation urn, gets prison term - ‎4 hours ago‎
A sentencing agreement calls for a sentence of 2 ½ to 15 years when Espinola is sentenced April 5. Safe breaking is punishable by up to life or any term of years in prison. Espinola also faces a concurrent sentence of 90 days for the resisting police ...
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Acacia Prison cancels performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream after security woes

ABC Online - ‎16 hours ago‎
The prison would also likely have been in complete lockdown while audiences were escorted to the performance area in a large warehouse, filmed by surveillance cameras.

Inside the Strange and Beautiful Box Economy of Women's Prison

Broadly - ‎4 hours ago‎
When I was moved to a prison, it was like being thrown into a rainbow-riot of glorious consumer goods: sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers, tank tops, beanies, mittens, flip flops, and quality bras.
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Prison health contract under scrutiny

Orlando Sentinel - ‎5 hours ago‎
Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones is under fire for signing a $268 million, no-bid contract for prison health services after one of the state's two vendors walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion deal three years early.
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Former Transgender Inmate Settles With Prison Officials

ABC News - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn't provide adequate treatment for her gender identity ...
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Time for a Prison Break in New DC's Legends of Tomorrow Photos! - ‎5 hours ago‎
The executive producers of The Flash had a Prison Break reunion when they case Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as villains Captain Cold and Heat Wave on the series.
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UK Prison Reform a Step Toward Reducing Recidivism

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has offered a far-reaching proposal for improving what he describes as the "scandalous" failure of the English and Welsh prison system. Calling his plan the biggest overhaul to the national corrections system since the ...

Calgary killer seeking early release from prison

Calgary Sun - ‎21 hours ago‎
Convicted killer Deborah Point. Murder victim Audrey Trudeau Convicted killer Deborah Point (L) after being arrested July 22, 1999, when she was arrested for the slaying of Audrey Trudeau (R).