How Colorado’s prison system is training inmates to be better dads
Can men incarcerated in Colorado’s meanest prisons learn to be better parents on the outside? Men enrolled in “Parents on a Mission” program are trying.
TRCI inmates discover themselves by training rescued dogs
Before he went to prison, Two Rivers Correctional Institution inmate Peter Millard considered himself a dog person. Millard grew up with the animals and relished the time he spent with his own two dogs in Jackson County. When he was arrested and convicted for gang-related homicide 19 years ago in Ja
'Training exercise' forcing female inmates to expose genitals was legal, court rules
Early one March morning inside an Illinois prison, a tactical unit armed with batons and shields stormed two women's housing units to round up about 200 handcuffed inmates and march them to a gymnasium Once in the gym, they stood facing the wall for more than an hour, still unsure why, until the guards started taking groups of four to 10 into the adjoining bathroom and beauty shop. There, they were ordered to strip. Standing shoulder to shoulder, women on their periods were…
See How Service Dogs In Training Can Help Inmates Give Back To Society
Through the Puppies Behind Bars program, inmates learn to train service dogs but the dogs also help teach the inmates a few things as the documentary "Prison Dogs" shows.
Inmates training shelter dogs has 100 percent success at making dogs more adoptable
A program in Citrus County is helping give shelter dogs and inmates a second chance.
Nashville Sheriff To Hire Advocate For Muslim Inmates And Add ‘Islam 101’ To Jail Guard Training
Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall says he wants jail guards to better understand the practices and beliefs of Muslim inmates. So he has accepted a request
Why inmates in the US prison system have launched a nationwide strike
What may shape up to be one of the largest prison strikes in modern U.S. history began Tuesday, with inmates across the country protesting what they call “modern day slavery.”
Some Dallas County jail inmates learn to train shelter dogs
DALLAS (AP) — The men were accused of choking their girlfriends or robbing people or leading cops on high-speed chases. [...] on Wednesday, they stood clad in striped jail scrubs before TV cameras, smiling and showing their softer sides as they petted and gave treats to five shelter dogs. During the five-week course, an El Centro College instructor teaches the inmates how to train the dogs, who were plucked from the euthanization line at the Grand Prairie shelter. The Society for the Prevention…
Example of St. Patrick Cited as Guide for Spreading Gospel
St. Patrick’s Day in New York began, as always, on Fifth Avenue, but not with a parade. That came later, and it was as heart-stirring as ever. The celebration opened early in the morning with the …
How does your church ‘spread the gospel’?
Inmates help rescue dogs learn to trust again
Because it is so difficult to earn this job, the program motivates inmates to work hard and demonstrate good behavior.
Inmates learn to grow in more ways than one
A partnership between Okaloosa and Walton counties hopes to help inmates grow literally and figuratively.They are learning farming techniques and skills they can use when they are released.Students in the classroom learn job skills like growing vegetables
Barnstable County inmates offer advice on home security
Sheriff's office debuts video at Wellfleet forum with tips on how to deter thieves.
How Alabama executes its condemned inmates
The fundamental problem with the death penalty in Alabama isn’t the state’s inability to find a humane and reliable method of execution. Rather, it’s that the state still kills condemned
Aaron Hernandez was smoking K2 before suicide: inmate
NFL star-turned-killer Aaron Hernandez was on a two-day K2 bender that culminated with his jail-cell suicide, according to a prison probe of the incident. Details of the troubled 27-year-old’s fina…
Inmate cracks joke in last words before execution
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota inmate who killed a correctional officer seven years ago during a failed prison escape on the guard’s 63rd birthday was put to death Monday evening, marking…
Alabama inmate in critical condition after prison stabbing
The stabbing happened on Wednesday, the same day a convicted sex trafficker escaped St. Clair prison.
Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985. His lawyers say he has suffered strokes that have left him with severe dementia. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in siding with Madison, now 68. The high court ruling…
Rikers inmate population expected to surge before closing
The number of inmates at Rikers Island is expected to surge before the problem-plagued lockup can be closed by 2027, officials said Friday. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s final plan to close Rikers will ul…
Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure Lawyer Brady Hall told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Idaho has no policy barring gender confirmation surgery for transgender inmates and that the Department of…