Regional Juvenile Detention Center Supervisor Sentenced to Six Months in Jail For Groping Female Inmate

A former supervisor at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Casper will serve six months in jail followed five years of probation after admitting that he groped a female inmate while he was working. District Judge Thomas Sullins sentenced John R. Gallagher Friday morning in Natrona County District Court. Gallagher pleaded guilty in August to … Read more

“I Need Some Help Please”: A Woman Died in a Virginia Prison After Begging For Medical Care

GOOCHLAND, VA. – Victoria Addison was sifting through boxes of her biological mother’s belongings from prison when she came across the handwritten pleas for help. “I still can’t keep anything down and my throat is still hurting me,” Jennifer Addison, 44, wrote March 6 on an emergency grievance form inside the Virginia Correctional Center for … Read more

WATCH: Cuyahoga County to Pay $180,000 Settlement After Juvenile Inmates Forced to fight For Guards’ Entertainment

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County has agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by four former juvenile detention inmates who claimed guards forced them to fight for their own entertainment. The suit claims the fights, referred to as “Fight Nights,” were a long standing tradition inside the detention center. At least one of … Read more

Fremont County Corrections Officer Gets Light Sentence For Smuggling Meth Into Jail

CANON CITY, Colo. – A 25-year-old former Fremont County corrections officer who admittedly fell in love with an inmate and smuggled drugs into the jail facility multiple times will spend less than two full months in jail for her crimes. Sarah Nicole James was caught bringing meth and opiates into the Fremont Correctional Facility in … Read more

WATCH: Disgraced Rutherford County Sheriff Seeks Prison Reform From Behind Bars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A pardon is not enough. In a letter to President Trump, disgraced former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold wants not only a pardon, he also asks for prison reform. He says it’s a prison reform that he says will save taxpayers millions and, conveniently, would also lead to his release. Arnold already … Read more

Brooklyn Man Set Free After Disgraced Detective Cost Him 24 Years Behind Bars

A Brooklyn man who spent the last 24 years behind bars walked free Friday after a judge tossed out the indictment that put him there. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sharen Hudson ordered Shawn Williams’ case dismissed, and his immediate release, after prosecutors joined a defense motion asking the jurist to set aside Williams’ conviction and … Read more

California Prison Guards Violate Rules For Using Force on Prisoners Half The Time, Report Says

Guards at California prisons violated policy in nearly half the instances they used force on inmates during a six-month period in 2017, state investigators have concluded. In a 47-page report released this week, the California Office of Inspector General said prison staff failed to follow the rules in 48 percent of the 3,709 incidents reported … Read more

Wrongfully Convicted N.J. Man Agrees to Drop Federal Lawsuit In Exchange for $1.6M Settlement

New Jersey’s Bloomfield Township has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a wrongly convicted Black man whose violent arrest by officers was caught on police dashcam. Marcus Jeter reached an agreement with the township Wednesday, July 4, agreeing to drop his suit in exchange for the $1.6 … Read more