WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.
Authorities didn't immediately say how the men escaped, but said they should not be approached by members of the public under any circumstances.
The cause of the inmate's death still was pending Monday, the Lake County coroner's office said.
About 1,000 Illinois prison inmates nearing the end of their sentences could soon be released under a settlement announced Tuesday in a federal lawsuit filed as the COVID-19 pandemic was creating a health crisis in state lockups.
Details on how an inmate allegedly obtained the stabbing instrument used against slain Lt. Eugene Lasco and Sgt. Padrick Schmitt, who was in stable condition Monday, have not been released yet.
Corrections officer Lt. Gene Lasco is the fourth person to be stabbed to death inside the maximum security Indiana State Prison since 2017, officials said.
The Department of Correction issued a brief statement offering condolences to the staff members and their families and said no further information would be released.
The spread of the virus followed a recent positive test result from a single inmate, said Derek J. Allen, administrative captain and public information officer with the LaPorte Sheriff's Department.
Cumberland County Commissioner Jack Surrency on Wednesday called for the resignation of jail Warden Richard Smith, citing “failed leadership” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, officials confirmed the death which is the first coronavirus-related death among jail inmates.
BRIDGETON — A Cumberland County commissioner on Tuesday sent a letter to the state Department of Corrections asking for an inspection of the county jail amid a COVID-19 outbreak there.
Along with the temporary suspension of jury trials at Lake County courts, all hearings will be held remotely.
A crew of Oregon prison inmates trudge through the smoldering Cascade mountains as a part of a decades-old program using prison labor to battl…
William Emmett LeCroy, 50, on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection this year at the U.S. prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The only Native American on federal death row is set to die Wednesday for the slayings of a 9-year-old and her grandmother nearly two decades ago.
BRIDGETON — After scrapping plans for a new $65 million jail, Cumberland County officials plan to close the current facility, sending inmates to be housed in other counties and putting corrections officers out of work.
In the beginning of April, Patrice Clemons got a call from an administrator at Southern State Prison that her brother, Alfredo, would be allowed to come home as part of the releases allowed by state officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
BRIDGETON — A Cumberland County freeholder on Tuesday urged the public to contact their local officials and ask them to support a package of COVID-19 reforms to the county jail.
BRIDGETON — Cases of COVID-19 continue to grow at a South Jersey prison that already has seen four fatalities.
Common's criminal justice reform organization Imagine Justice launched a campaign with dozens of advocacy and activist groups calling attention to the threat COVID-19 poses on the millions incarcerated in the U.S.
BRIDGETON — Cumberland County officials on Tuesday said there have been 14 positive COVID-19 cases in county jail staff.
When correctional police officers show up for their shifts at the Cape May County jail, they pull a mask over their face and get their temperature checked, a new routine aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.