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Corona virus: judges weigh mass layoffs of California inmates

As probation dates speed up and inmates rip shirts and socks to make masks, federal judges are considering whether California needs to take major, more drastic steps to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in its teeming prisons. “There is injury and despair” among inmates living in crowded dormitories at risk of coronavirus, Prison Law Office lawyer Sarah Norman said to three …

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Kanye West gave a surprise concert to inmates in Houston Prison

The Grammy-winning rapper and his choir sang songs from his gospel album "Jesus is King" on Friday when the inmates waved their hands and settled in prayer. West said his visit was "a mission, not a show," according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. West performed for more than 200 male inmates before using an underground tunnel to access a …

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More than 5,000 inmates in this prison die every year

According to Ernesto Tamayo, head physician of CNN subsidiary CNN Philippines, about 5,200 inmates of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) reported annually to CNN Philippines overcrowding, illness and violence reported that overcrowding had led to uncontrollable outbreaks of pulmonary tuberculosis. The NBP in Muntinlupa City outside the capital Manila has been involved in scandals for months. The Senate hearing on Thursday …

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In Brazil, there are prison riots in which 16 inmates are beheaded and dozens more are killed

Jarbas Vasconcelos, Superintendent of the Para Penitentiary System, said 16 of the 52 inmates who died in Altamira Prison were beheaded. The remainder is said to have died of suffocation because the prisoners had set fire to part of the facility, reported the state news agency Agencia Brasil. The uprising started when a group of prisoners stormed a rival-controlled prison …

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These 5 inmates are executed after Attorney General William Barr has told the federal government to reinstate the death penalty

He was found guilty of extortion and sentenced to death in May 1999 in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas for three murder cases. His execution is scheduled for December 9th. Lezmond Mitchell Lezmond Mitchell was convicted of stabbing in May 2003 in the US District Court of Arizona. The old grandmother died and then forced …

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Prison inmates in Brazil were stabbed before relatives; at least 55 dead

A relative of a detainee reacts in front of a prison complex in the Brazilian state of Amazonas after the prisoners were found strangled. (Bruno Kelly / Reuters) SAO PAULO – At least 55 prisoners were strangled or stabbed in battles in four government institutions in northwestern Brazil, the authorities said Tuesday. They planned to house inmates in the hope …

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Nearly 60 inmates in four Brazilian prisons were violently killed on two days

In four different prisons in the Brazilian capital of North Amazon, nearly 60 inmates were killed within two days, according to the authorities. State Department of Prison officials said they had found at least 40 inmates in three different prisons They were in Manaus on Monday and all showed signs of suffocation. They died only one day after fifteen inmates …

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