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1 year 2 weeks ago

Pueblo jail near capacity

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County jail is nearly full. The inmate population is up at least 12 percent this year and there are just 10 of the jail's 720 beds available. In fact, there are enough female inmates at the jail that guards had to pull out spare "sled"...

1 year 6 months ago

27 inmates break out from Brazilian prison

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Authorities say 27 inmates escaped from a Brazilian penitentiary crawling through the sewage system. An official at Rio de Janeiro state's Bangu prison complex told media that 31 prisoners attempted the break on Sunday. Within hours four were recaptured still inside the sewage system. It...

2 years 10 months ago

Prison locked down following fight

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Corrections has ordered a lock-down at a northeast Colorado prison after about 40 inmates got involved in a fight. One staff member was sent to the hospital for minor injuries, and several inmates were treated for injuries at the Sterling Correctional...

2 years 10 months ago

Larimer County inmates found sharpening shanks

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say five Larimer County inmates could face sanctions or criminal charges after surveillance video showed them sharpening pieces of metal from a gymnasium clock into shanks or acting as lookouts for those who did. Sheriff's officials said Wednesday all five are now in a...

2 years 10 months ago

Utah inmates sick after drinking in prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are investigating a suspected botulism outbreak in 12 inmates who may have contracted the disease after drinking alcohol homebrewed inside a prison cell. Salt Lake Valley Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp says eight men were hospitalized, three of which are in critical...

2 years 11 months ago

Suit alleges delays in treatment of Colo. inmates

DENVER (AP) - A federal lawsuit accuses the Colorado's Department of Human Services and the state's mental health institute of long delays in evaluating mentally ill inmates and treating those determined unfit for trial. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the non-profit Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People...

3 years 3 months ago

Conn. to help inmates pare child-support bills

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are taking steps to help prison inmates cope with a problem that affects them and inmates around the nation: child-support debts that mount while they're behind bars. The state's Judicial Branch says 36 percent of its open child-support cases involve more than...

3 years 8 months ago

Judge: EPC jail can't limit inmate mail

DENVER (AP) - A judge has ordered the El Paso County jail to halt its policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards after a legal challenge of the policy on constitutional grounds. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado was granted a preliminary injunction Monday blocking enforcement of...

4 years 2 weeks ago

ACLU sues over Boulder jail's mail policy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing over the Boulder County jail's policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards. The ACLU claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver that the policy is unconstitutional because inmates are reluctant to freely express themselves and...

4 years 4 months ago

Small group takes over section of private prison

A small group of Alaska inmates took over a section of the privately owned Hudson Correctional Facility during a prison disturbance overnight. No injuries were reported in the disturbance that happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday at the prison owned by Cornell Companies Inc. Company spokesman Charles Seigel says the...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado prison reports possible swine flu cases

A prison in eastern Colorado has been partially locked down and programs suspended because of a possible outbreak of swine flu. State corrections officials say 17 inmates in the Limon Correctional Facility about 90 miles east of Denver have flu-like symptoms, including a fever. Another 53 inmates have similar symptoms,...

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