Aaron Hernandez‘s death took the world by surprise on Wednesday after news broke that the former NFL star had committed suicide in his prison cell. More details have emerged, including the fact that he had written “John 3:16” on his forehead before killing himself. Although some reports claimed that he wrote the message in his own blood, […]
WARREN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s corrections commissioner has ordered state prison workers to stop making women remove their bras to go through screening to visit inmates. Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick says he didn’t know that women were being required to remove undergarments after the bras apparently set off metal detectors. The commissioner says he became […]
Black women have become accustomed to hearing negative statistics about their finances, health and marriageability, but there is one statistic that has improved dramatically. According to recent reports, Black women are going to jail much less, while white women’s incarceration rates have skyrocketed. The Washington Post reports: The U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for […]
A video reveals what led to Michael Sabbie's death in jail. Sabbie told corrections staff at least 19 times that he couldn't breathe.
getty images: Prisoner 1027820 is treated in many ways like any other inmate at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada: He gets the same standard issue blue uniform. He shares a bunk, toilet and sink with a cellmate. He rises around 6:30 a.m., eats an early breakfast — he likes cold cereal, with a muffin […]
Underserved women are affected the most, according to the study. Approximately two-thirds of women in jail identify with a minority group; 44 percent are Black, 15 percent Hispanic, and five percent are of other racial/ethnic backgrounds. Thirty six percent of women in jail identify as White.
While video cameras captured the controversial arrest and Grays' compliance, what they didn't capture was what happened in the vehicle after officers pulled off.
Less than a month after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife, gospel songwriter James Fortune, who accepted a plea deal that included charges of third-degree felony assault, has turned himself in. The Grammy-nominated artist reported to a Fort Bend County jail just after 6 pm Monday to begin his brief sentence, reports ABC 13. In early […]
Last May Divorce Court’s Judge Lynn Toler gave one young man a peace of her mind. “We need you,” she emphasized. “You don’t have a right not to take care of your business.” Her lecture was in response to his comment stating that he would rather go to jail than do probation or get a […]