Tag Archives: assault

OH: State report rips Toledo prison

From the article: “The 164-page report from the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee shows that inmate-on-inmate assaults increased by nearly 113 percent and inmate-on-staff assaults increased nearly 74 percent from 2010 to 2012. The legislatively established committee monitors prison facilities, conducts unannounced inspections of prisons, and writes reports of their activities.”

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Bolivia: Inmate melee leaves 15 dead, 50 injured

From the article: “At least 15 inmates were killed, many in a fire, early Friday in a battle among inmates for control of part of an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Bolivia’s eastern lowlands, the national police chief said. Chief Alberto Aracena said at least seven of the 50 injured were in critical condition after the melee began with the explosion of a propane gas canister that triggered a fire at the Palmasola prison outside the regional capital of Santa Cruz.”

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OH: TOCI inmate dies after beating in prison yard

A third inmate dies at the Toledo facility in a year.  He was beaten by metal baseball bats by two other inmates on the recreation yard.

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OR: Convicted Ore. murderer killed in prison

From the article: “The Department of Corrections says 45-year-olod Joseph Akins was found in his cell Saturday morning. The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the matter in cooperation with local prosecutors.”

This, to me, is similar to the recent suicide that we had in Ohio’s Death Row.  Pretty sure that the idea is that the state is supposed to put him to death, not another inmate or by his own hand…

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About 150 Inmates Escape From Indonesian Prison

From the article: “Prison directorate spokesman Akbar Hadi said the inmates forced their way out from Tanjung Gusta Prison in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, while others set the prison’s offices on fire.”

Umm…who were the guys who were like, “Well, I could leave…naah, I’ll just set some stuff on fire.”

What might have caused the riot, you ask?

Hadi said about 15 officers were being held captive inside the prison. It holds about 2,400 prisoners but media reports say its normal capacity is 400.

2,400 prisoners in a prison for 400?  That sounds safe.  But wait, there’s more!

The riot appeared to have been triggered by a blackout that knocked out the pumps that supplied water to the prison, leaving inmates without water since Thursday morning, Hadi said in a text message.

Well, I can see what they might have been a mite perturbed by.  I also love that he does his press releases via text message.  Clearly, child labor laws continue to be violated in Indonesia.

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Four correctional officers injured in second NBCI incident since Friday

From the article: “The situation began with an apparently unprovoked assault on a correctional officer by one inmate. Three responding officers suffered minor injuries while coming to the aid of the assaulted officer,” said Mark Vernarelli, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman.

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Kenya: Prison warder, inmate missing after failed prison escape

From the article: “A prison warder and an inmate have gone missing in an incident where prisoners plotted to escape from a Narok jail.  Prison authorities fear that the warder and the inmate may have drowned after the gun assigned to the officer was recovered on a nearby riverbank.”

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MS: Prison company wants dismissal of riot lawsuit

From the article: “The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says CCA ‘created a dangerous atmosphere for the correction officers by depriving inmates of basic needs and treating them inhumanely.'”  The riot resulted in the death of an officer and injuries to at least 20.

The officer was off duty on the day of the riot, but was called in to help.  Reportedly, staff had been informed that the inmate population was volatile, but failed to act.  Further, the officer was reportedly not told that he was on a “hit list.”

CCA’s argument is that inmates killed the officer.

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Ohio prison works to reduce inmate assaults

From the article: “Inmate-on-inmate assaults nearly doubled in two years at a north-central Ohio prison, higher than the statewide average, according to a new report that also notes an increase in disturbances and low morale among guards.”

The union says that the report paints too rosy a picture of the facility and that it’s still a dangerous place to work.

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Oregon prison inmate dies from injuries suffered in assault involving cellmate

From the article: “An inmate who threatened a fellow prisoner at a Portland jail last year is the suspect in a fatal assault at an Eastern Oregon prison.”

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