prisons

Cell phones for inmates: NJ officials curb the smuggling
It used to be that when gang kingpins were sent to prison in New Jersey they could still run their operations by using a smuggled cell phone to direct many types of criminal activity, however, that is no longer the case thanks to recent practices undertaken by the state Department of Corrections (DO…
NYC jails add restrictive housing units, limit solitary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City jail oversight board voted unanimously Tuesday to create restrictive housing units at Rikers Island for violent inmates, to limit guards' longstanding practice of placing inmates in solitary confinement for breaking jailhouse rules and to ban 23-hour confineme…
Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped
PHOENIX (AP) -- A teacher at an Arizona prison was alone in a room full of sex offenders before being stabbed and sexually assaulted by a convicted rapist, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press about an attack that highlighted major security lapses at the facility.
Prisoners Max Out
An increasing number of New Jersey inmates are maxing out their sentences, and are being released without supervision according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.