PHOENIX (WTW) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleged that Arizona prisons don’t meet the basic requirements for providing adequate health and mental health to inmates and that prisoners face dangerous delays and outright denials in receiving treatment.
FOLSOM,Calif. (AP) – Guards quelled a fight among some 70 inmates at Folsom State Prison on Tuesday by firing warning shots and using pepper spray.
There were no serious injuries to inmates or employees in the disturbance that broke out shortly before noon,Correctional Lt. Paul Baker said.
The fighting started on the basketball court and quickly spread to other inmates in the main exercise yard at the prison about 20 miles east of Sacramento. About 650 inmates were in the yard at the time.
HENRYVILLE,INDIANA (AP) — Powerful storms stretching from the U.S. Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north wrecked two small towns and killed at least eight people Friday as the system tore roofs off schools and homes and damaged a maximum security prison. It was the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.
Authorities reported the eight deaths in the state of Indiana,where Marysville was leveled and nearby Henryville also suffered extreme damage. Each is home to about 2,000 people.
“Marysville is completely gone,” said Clark County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Chuck Adams.
NELSONVILLE,OHIO — An inmate attacked a Vinton County sheriff’s deputy in a transport vehicle Friday while the two were en route to the Southeastern Regional Jail in Nelsonville,said Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice.
The inmate,Richard Lee Puckett,attacked Deputy Mike Kemmerling while he was driving on Riverside Drive in Nelsonville,Justice said.
Kemmerling called for assistance,which came in the form of Athens County sheriff’s deputies and Buchtel and Nelsonville police officers. Kemmerling then continued to the regional jail with Puckett.
PHILADELPHIA,PA – A Philadelphia man who escaped from state prison by forging court documents ordering his release was captured Monday,authorities said.
U.S. marshals and FBI agents found Kevin William Small,49,in the 5000 block of Baltimore Avenue. The U.S. Marshals Service said Small had been arrested more than 30 times and had a history of escaping custody dating to the 1970s.
BARTOW,FL | Three jailed teens were charged with attempted murder of another inmate whom they are accused of attacking in their cell,the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said the beating,which occurred Friday at the Polk County Jail,was racially driven. All four teenage inmates shared a cell at the jail and were already facing adult charges.