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23Jun

Ramsey County Corrections Officers of Color Say They Were Barred from Guarding Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Eight minority Ramsey County corrections officers have filed discrimination charges with the state’s Department of Human Rights after they were barred from guarding or having any other contact with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last month. Chauvin was booked at the county jail the same day he was charged with third-degree…

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Jun

Rikers Island Inmate Makes a SECOND Daring Escape Attempt by Climbing Onto a Jail Rooftop – Just Three Days After Trying to Swim Across the East River

RIKERS ISLAND, NY— A persistent New York City inmate attempted to escape Rikers Island on Sunday by climbing to the rooftop, just three days after he tried to swim to freedom. Arthur L. Brown, 37, of Brooklyn, made a second attempt to flee massive penitentiary during an early morning recreation session around 9am… READ MORE By: Lauren Edmonds and…

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Jun

Florida Inmate Dies After Use of Force at State Prison in Lake County

CLERMONT, FL — An inmate died at a hospital Friday after an unspecified use-of-force incident a day earlier at Lake Correctional Institution, an all-male state prison near Clermont. An undisclosed number of corrections officers were placed on administrative leave as two investigations were launched into what the Florida Department of Corrections called an “isolated incident” that involved…

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