Orange County Jail Lockdown Ends

SANTA ANA – The Men’s Central Jail ended the inmate lockdown and returned to normal activities Sunday morning,following a Friday night disturbance involving at least 40 inmates,said county jails spokesman Lt. Hal Brotheim.

The disturbance occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday when some inmates tried to break cell doors,tore up bed linens and set a fire,jail officials said. Emergency response teams removed at least 40 inmates and the jail was in lockdown all of Saturday,canceling visiting hours.


Perry County Jail Inmate Faces Escape Charges

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is recommending a 3rd degree escaping charge against Roberts,who is recovering in the hospital. The county has to pick up the tab for his medical bills.

Original story (Wednesday 5:00 p.m.):

An investigation is underway in Perry County after a jail inmate being returned from the hospital jumped from a car that was going 50 miles an hour.

The incident happened around 6:30 this morning after a string of events that started with a fight in the county jail.

Here’s the summary,according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office:


County,Warden Dropped from Inmate’s Lawsuit

Allegheny County and former jail warden Ramon Rustin were dismissed Friday from a lawsuit filed by an inmate who alleged a 2010 beating. Other defendants remain in the case.

David Kipp’s complaint that he was denied medicine,threatened,insulted and beaten in his cell in October 2010 included allegations that the county limited the number of inmates transported to hospitals,and that Mr. Rustin failed to address abuses of inmates.


Inmate Killed in Southwest Virginia Regional Jail fight

Authorities are investigating an inmate’s death that occurred Thursday at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield as a homicide.

The victim was identified Thursday night as Jeffery Allen Kilgore,42,an inmate from Wise County awaiting a civil commitment for prior sex offenses.

Authorities said Kilgore died following an altercation in a cell block at the jail with Shannon Isiah Bellamy,21,Gate City.


Police: Man Tried to Bring Heroin into Jail

A local man was arraigned Monday on a felony charge after police said he tried to smuggle heroin into the Rutland jail on March 7.

Douglas E. Radcliffe,29,of Bennington,pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court to a felony count of heroin possession and a misdemeanor count of transportation of a regulated drug into a correctional facility.


Multnomah County Inmate Accused of Fashioning a Knife of Aluminum Venting Material

A 26-year-old man in custody on robbery charges is accused of threatening another inmate at Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail with a “knife-like” object made out of aluminum venting material,said Lt. Steve Alexander,of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas Edward Riffenburg was arraigned this week,accused of possession of a weapon as an inmate and attempted first-degree assault.

A grand jury indicted him on April 20,following the March 6 incident.