Black prisoner denied early release becomes 1st inmate to die of coronavirus

Patrick Jones became the first federal prisoner to die from the coronavirus when he succumbed to the disease on March 28. Now his family has come forward and suggested that his life could have been saved had he been given an early release from prison. Jones, 49, was serving 27 years for selling cocaine in […]

Prisoner kills cellmate, then makes a gruesome necklace from body parts

An inmate in Florida has died after being mutilated by his cellmate. The incident occurred at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City, Florida. on Thursday, Sept. 13. According to Julie Jones, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections, Larry Mark, 58, was killed by a fellow inmate while the men were in the cell they […]

Death of Black prisoner scalded by jail guards ruled accidental

The name of Darren Rainey, 50, who died in 2012, escaped the notice of many. He was a mentally ill Muslim prisoner locked up for cocaine possession at Dade Correctional Institution. Rainey got the staff at the prison mad because he defecated in his cell and refused to clean it up. To punish him, they […]

Female prisoners in California sterilized without consent

California prison officials have a real medical ethics issue on their hands. From the late 1990s to at least 2010 more than 150 female prisoners were sterilized without their consent. The operations took place outside of the prison with private hospitals and doctors and the state paid an estimated $147,460. The targeted women were already pregnant […]

Mentally ill prisoner at Rikers Island found dead, covered in feces

Prison staff at Rikers Island could face punishment after a mentally ill prisoner was found dead in his cell, covered in feces and a rubber band tied around his infected penis. According to the Associated Press, Bradley Ballard was sentenced to Rikers Island for parole violation and was confined to his cell for seven days […]

Baltimore prisoner impregnates 4 female guards while serving time

A criminal in Baltimore found ways to continue to have sex with women while serving time. According to reports, Tavon White fathered five children by four female prison guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center in Maryland. The prison guards who White had sex with and impregnated include Jennifer Owens, 31, Katera Stevenson, 24, Chania […]

Troy Davis Murdered While White Prisoner in Georgia Spared From Death

Troy Davis was murdered by lethal injection, while a white man who admitted to murder was spared from death by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. According to reports, Samuel David Crow was scheduled to be executed on May 22, 2008, in Jackson, Ga. However, three hours after Crowe had his last meal and […]