The newest warden was sworn in Friday to oversee South Carolina's Lee Correctional Institution, a prison described by Gov. Nikki Haley as a dangerous place "housing the worst of the worst of our convicts."
Don Thompson and Rebecca Boone
, March 24, 2013
Hazard Wilson's new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can't be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.
Services, meals, staff make up cost The Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center, a 126-bed prison established in 2003, operates on an annual budget of about $4.39 million, officials say. Revenue comes from the North Dakota Department of Corrections, said Connie Monson, financial administrator.
Armed with nothing more than a can of pepper spray and knowledge of pressure points, Capt. Michelle Westling and Capt. Lenore Witte are in charge of securing the Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center.
The U.S. military and the Afghan government sealed an agreement Friday on the gradual transfer of control of the main U.S. prison in the country, a last-minute breakthrough that brings the first progress in months in contentious negotiations over a long-term partnership.
A prison riot in northern Mexico left at least 44 people dead early Sunday, according to a security official. Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano told Milenio television that the riot broke out at about 2 a.m. at a prison in the city of Apodaca outside of the northern industrial city of Monterrey.
Death toll rises to 356 As workers cleaned up the rubble of the century's deadliest prison fire, a collective rage built among relatives who gathered at the morgue and said the official explanation of a mattress fire was absurd. It was the world's worst prison fire in a century.
Marcos Aleman and Mark Stevenson
, February 17, 2012
Six guards, 800-plus prisoners in 10 cellblocks, one set of keys. The numbers added up to disaster when fire tore through a prison and 355 people died, many yet to even be charged with a crime, much less convicted. The deadliest prison blaze in a century has exposed just how deep government dysfunction and confusion go in Honduras, a small Central American country with the world's highest murder rate.
Mark Stevenson and Martha Mendoza
, February 16, 2012
Mississippi corrections officials say a man accused of killing a Roman Catholic priest and taking the victim's car on a family vacation to Disney World has been found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide.
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