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May

Rhode Island Prison Guard Charged With Striking Inmate

CRANSTON, RI – A Rhode Island prison guard has been arrested on simple assault charges because investigators say he struck a handcuffed inmate in the face. An investigation found that 55-year-old Mark Denis, an Adult Correctional Institutions officer, struck the maximum security inmate while awaiting a prison disciplinary proceeding. The inmate was not seriously injured and did…

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22May

‘Approximately’ 25 Inmates Attacked Auburn Corrections Officers, Police Union Says

AUBURN, NY – Two incidents that sent 12 Auburn Correctional Facility officers to the hospital stemmed from an attack by 25 inmates on corrections officers, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. On May 14, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said several officers from the facility had…

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May

A Man Who Spent Nearly 46 Years in Prison for a Wrongful Conviction Will Get $1.5 Million

MICHIGAN — Imprisoned for more than 45 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Richard Phillips spent more time behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America. But after another man admitted to that murder, the Michigan native was exonerated and released from prison last March. Now Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that…

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