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21Sep

Lawsuit Claims Prison Imposes Christian Beliefs On Inmates

By :Dan Margolies| Posted : Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Dan Margolies

TOPEKA, KS- The American Humanist Association on Wednesday sued Kansas prison officials, alleging the Topeka Correctional Facility promotes Christianity in violation of the First Amendment. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Kansas City, claims the prison displays prayers and messages on prison bulletin boards, has erected an eight-foot cross in one of its multi-purpose…

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Sep

Authorities: Wife smuggles meth balloons into ‘day visit,’ inmate winds up swallowing them twice

By :Fox19 media staff| Posted : Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Fox19 media staff

LEBANON, OH- A Warren Correctional Institution inmate has been accused of conspiring with his wife to convey 12 balloons of methamphetamine into the facility, according to Warren County officials. Authorities say Candey McCary smuggled them into a day-room visit on her person. They said her husband, Casey McCary was able to swallow four of the…

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Sep

Colorado Department of Corrections gets $10.6M to lease private prison

By :Noelle Phillips| Posted : Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Noelle Phillips

CANON, CO- The Colorado Department of Corrections will receive $10.6 million to temporarily lease a private prison to relieve crowded conditions in the state prison system. But the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee declined Wednesday to spend money to update the Centennial Correctional Facility-South, a shuttered prison designed to hold inmates in solitary confinement. State law…

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Sep

In-and-out inmates break back into jail

By :Patrice Clark| Posted : Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Patrice Clark

LEXINGTON, MS- Four Mississippi inmates are facing more charges after allegedly breaking out of jail, burglarizing a nearby Dollar General store, and then sneaking back into jail without being noticed by guards. According to police the inmates jumped the fence at the Holmes-Humphreys County Correction Facility and walked less than a mile to a Dollar…

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19Sep

Texas Inmate, Woman Get Prison for Drug-Soaked Greeting Card

By :Associated Press| Posted : Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Associated Press

PLANO, TX-  A North Texas jail inmate and a female friend who acknowledged mailing him a greeting card soaked in liquid methamphetamine must serve more than four years in federal prison. Prosecutors on Monday announced the punishment for 29-year-old Amanda Lynn Mollison of Allen and 39-year-old Justin Chadwick Brown of Grand Prairie. Mollison in May pleaded guilty…

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Sep

Lawsuit alleges guards arranged fights in Ohio juvenile jail

By :Associated Press| Posted : Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Associated Press

CLEVELAND, OH- A federal lawsuit alleges that guards in an Ohio juvenile detention center forced inmates into brawls as part of a “fight night” tradition. The complaint filed Wednesday by four former inmates in the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Juvenile Detention Center in Cleveland says guards organized fights that pitted teenagers against each other for the…

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