Monthly Archives: July 2012

Many doctors treating state’s prisoners have disciplinary records themselves

“Of the 15 doctors working full-time at Louisiana state prisons, nearly two-thirds have been disciplined by the state medical board for issues ranging from pedophilia to substance abuse to dealing methamphetamines.”

Read more: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/07/many_doctors_treating_states_p.html

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5 more inmates allege sex assault at Oregon prison

“Five more inmates at Oregon’s prison for women have filed lawsuits accusing staff of sexual abuse.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/5-more-inmates-allege-sex-assault-at-Oregon-prison-3744607.php

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Nigeria: Priest Deplores Condition of Children Born to Inmates in Prison

“The Catholic Chaplain of Kuje and Dukpa Prisons, Abuja, the Rev. Fr. Victor Nyoroh, on Sunday in Abuja condemned the deplorable condition of children born to female inmates serving jail terms.”

Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201207290417.html

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Lewes prison inmate found hanged

“A man who killed his stepfather by stabbing him 41 times has been found hanged in his cell at Lewes prison in East Sussex.”

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-19039973

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Prison pups: Dog training program changed his life, says inmate

“Eddie Hill has to give away his dog again. He’s absently petting the head of his panting chocolate lab, Meatball, who’s not much older than a puppy. Over the past two months, Hill taught Meatball how to sit, roll over, high five, heel and–Hill’s favorite–how to pretend to get shot and then slowly crash to the floor in a trick called “bang.” The two have spent every moment together, with Meatball even sleeping in Hill’s shared 7 by 10 foot cell with him every night.”

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/prison-pups-dog-training-program-changed-life-says-114323982.html?_esi=1

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3 Ill. inmates die in July; 2 may be heat-related

“Preliminary autopsy results show at least one Pontiac prison inmate’s death this month was heat-related.”

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In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be a Death Sentence for Prisoners

“Last summer’s record-breaking heat wave had a grim impact on Texas, playing a role in the deaths of roughly 150 people. Many of them were found in their homes or apartments, but a few were discovered somewhere else — in their prison cells.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/us/in-texas-arguing-that-heat-can-be-a-death-sentence-for-prisoners.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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Weapons seized at southern Illinois state prison

“A shakedown of cells at a prison in southern Illinois has turned up weapons and other contraband.”

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x417561430/Weapons-seized-at-southern-Illinois-state-prison

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Oregon death row inmate fighting reprieve

“An Oregon death row inmate and the state’s governor are at the center of an unusual legal battle — the governor has granted the twice-convicted murderer a reprieve, even though the inmate did not ask for it and does not want it.”

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-death-row-inmate-fighting-reprieve-215520253.html?_esi=1

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