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    • Brazil prison riot ends after deal is reached August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff RIO DE JANEIRO – A bloody prison uprising that has left at least four inmates dead at the hands of fellow prisoners ended Tuesday morning after an agreement was reached with negotiators. The NY Times reports that leaders of the revolt and prison negotiators agreed that hundreds of inmates would be transferred to other penitentiaries. The riot las
    • Lawyers for Texas' Perry ask judge for dismissal August 26, 2014
      By Paul J. Weber & Jim Vertuno Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. In a 60-page motion filed in state district court in Austin, Perry's high-powe
    • NY prisons give inmates movies, not education August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff ALBANY, NY — The New York comptroller recently signed off on a new contract to license feature films for inmate viewing. The Times Union reports that Comptroller Tom DiNapoli signed a contract with St. Louis-based Swank Motion pictures for $894,000, which is a downgrade from the previous contract that totaled at $1 million. The previous contract
    • Court: Inmate must pay $25K to CO he assaulted August 26, 2014
      Civil damage award issued against an inmate for an attack on a CO has been upheld by the state Superior Court
    • Bail unchanged for man accused of attacking COs August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A judge on Monday said she would not reduce the $10,000 cash bail set for a man who is accused of knocking over two corrections officers and continuing to punch one while he was on the ground. MassLive reports that Stephen Moss is currently serving a sentence in a 2012 unrelated case in which he pleaded guilty to assault and
    • Mo. inmate allege pizza was spiked with pepper spray August 26, 2014
      A jail employee has been suspended without pay pending a disciplinary hearing after an inmate alleged that his food was spiked with pepper spray.
    • Ore. inmate tears knee on bunk, sues for $49K August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff PORTLAND, Ore. — A former inmate who claims he injured himself while climbing down from his prison bunk is suing the state for $49,637. Oregon Live reports that Mitchell Ray Johnston claims the Oregon Department of Corrections was negligent in failing to provide ladders or another safe way for inmates to climb on and off of bunks at the Columbia
    • Officials: Inmate overdoses on methadone-soaked underwear August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — A murder investigation is underway at the Jessamine County Detention Center after an inmate reportedly died following an incident involving methadone-soaked underwear. LEX18 reports that staff found Corey McQueary, 33, unresponsive in his cell Wednesday night. He was taken to St. Joe Jessamine and later pronounced dead. An in
    • Ohio sales tax leads to county jail upgrades August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Officials with the Erie County Jail are now able to address shortcomings at the sheriff’s office and jail through a new sales tax hike that went into effect almost a year ago. The Sandusky Register reports that Erie County commissioners were able to raise and earmark $471,900 for various improvements at both facilities, includ
    • Judge denies Ind. inmate's death request August 26, 2014
      By C1 Staff LAPORTE, Ind. — An Indiana State Prison inmate serving 95 years for murder wants to be put to death, but a judge turned down his request on Monday. Walter Leach, 61, still hopes the governor or another high-ranking state government official will grant his wish to be put on death row after LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos denied his reques

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