Tag Archive: Prison


For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

 

” Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime’s only eyewitness that Morton wasn’t the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson’s career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

In today’s deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt, and will have to give up his law license, perform 500 hours of community service, and spend 10 days in jail. Anderson had already resigned in September from his position on the Texas bench.

What makes today’s plea newsworthy is not that Anderson engaged in misconduct that sent an innocent man to prison. Indeed, while most prosecutors and police officers are ethical and take their constitutional obligations seriously, government misconduct–including disclosure breaches known as Brady violations–occurs so frequently that it has become one of the chief causes of wrongful conviction.

What’s newsworthy and novel about today’s plea is that a prosecutor was actually punished in a meaningful way for his transgressions.”

 

Granted he’s only doing ten days but it’s a start .

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Justice: 23-Yr-Old Pedophile Gutted By Inmates After Bragging About His Crimes

 

 

 

” A 23 Year old prisoner has lost his life to prison justice. Like so many others, he found out that a different form of justice gets carried out by prison inmates in the cases involving women and children.

According to other prisoners, he bragged about his crimes when asked what he was in for. He detailed the raping of a 13-year-old girl who earned him his conviction, but he had been caught twice previously for sexual offenses including minors.

Two inmates  entered his cell on Saturday morning with prison shanks and confronted him. They proceeded to cut open his stomach and pull his internal organs out, leaving some of them lying on the cell floor to confirm his imminent death. After disemboweling him, the 23 and 32-year-old men who have not been named as of yet, cleaned up and went to breakfast! The un-named inmates turned themselves in to prison guards for the crime that had not yet been discovered after completing their meal.”

 

   The inmates did the country a favor . One less s***bag for the taxpayers to feed . Justice is sometimes served and even some of the most hardened criminals have limitations to what they find acceptable .

  Note: After the fact , we found that this story dates from 2011 but we’ve decided to post it anyway as it is a story of hope even as it is of brutality .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Female Prison Guards Impregnated By Same Inmate

 

 

 

 

” Four female prison guards in Baltimore fell pregnant to the same inmate, according to authorities who have busted a major smuggling gang inside the jail system.

Two of the women tattooed the inmate’s name on their bodies and he showered three of them with expensive gifts including cars and jewelry

The scheme involved smuggling drugs and cell phones into Baltimore City Detention Center.

Thirteen female corrections officers, seven inmates and five alleged co-conspirators are charged with racketeering, money laundering and possession with the intent to distribute.

Officials say all 13 have been suspended without pay and the department is moving to fire them.

The affidavit says the corrections officers helped members of the notorious Black Guerilla Family gang smuggle cell phones, marijuana, prescription pills and cigarettes into the jail to sell to other inmates and make thousands of dollars.”

 

 

 

 

 

French Prisoner Escapes After Dynamiting Through Doors

 

 

”  Redoine Faid, who published a book on life as a criminal in France’s tough city suburbs, took four prison guards hostage inside Sequedin prison near Lille on Saturday morning. He then set off a series of explosions, blowing open five prison doors in turn, allegedly using explosives that his wife had smuggled into prison that morning wrapped in handkerchiefs.

Photos taken immediately after the explosion showed a door blasted open, the reinforcements hanging out from within the white metal barrier.

Faid, 40, released the guards but escaped in a car which was later found burnt out near Ronchin, south of Lille. Police were trying to trace a second vehicle to which he was thought to have switched.

“It happened very quickly, it was clearly very well organised, and we are still busy putting the facts together,” a local administrative official said.

Faid’s lawyer, Jean-Louis Pelletier, told French newspaper Le Parisien that he was “not at all surprised” that his client had escaped.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Shows Inmates With Beer, Drugs, Guns In New Orleans Prison

” This video was shown in a federal courtroom this morning in the ongoing trial over whether conditions at the Orleans Parish jail are unconstitutional. In it, inmates in the now-closed House of Detention drink beer, play dice for money, snort drugs and even show off a loaded handgun. “

 

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Gunmen Attack Greek Prison, 11 Inmates In Dramatic Escape

” Greece’s Trikala prison turned into a battleground on Friday night as gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked the prison, leaving two guards seriously injured. Eleven inmates made a dramatic escape.

Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis described the prison attack as a “commando operation, with hundreds of shots fired” CTV reported. Five grenades exploded during the successful escape bid in which 11 Albanian prisoners, all convicted of robbery and theft, made a dramatic getaway.

Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs arrived at the prison in a pick up truck and a van, and maintained fire for over half-an-hour. The escapees broke through cell windows and escaped through perimeter fences topped with barbed wire. Acting on reports that shots were also fired from within the prison, authorities are searching for weapons.”

” Gunmen used “very heavy weapons” to attack a prison in Greece and free 11 inmates.

Two guards were injured as they attempted to fight off the six attackers, who turned the jail perimeter into a “battlefield”.

Guns, grenades, a van and a pickup truck were used in the breakout at 8.30pm local time on Friday.

It kicked off a night-long standoff between police and the remaining prisoners at the facility near the town of Trikala, 200 miles northwest of Athens.

Two of the men who escaped were later captured after being found hiding in a church nearby.

A manhunt is underway to track down the others, who the authorities said were all Albanian.”

10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz

 

 

 

 

” On March 21, 1963, Frank C. Weatherman shuffled aboard a boat in San Francisco Bay. The Anchorage, Alaska, native was hardly on a pleasure cruise, however. Bound in handcuffs and leg irons, Convict No. 1576 was serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery at Alcatraz, but when the maximum-security federal lockup shuttered after nearly 29 years of service, Weatherman became the last inmate to leave “The Rock.” On the 50th anniversary of the closing of America’s most infamous prison, explore 10 surprising facts about Alcatraz.

 

1. Al Capone played banjo in the inmate band.
The notorious gangster and mob boss was among the first prisoners to occupy the new Alcatraz federal prison in August 1934. Capone had bribed guards to receive preferential treatment while serving his tax-evasion sentence in Atlanta, but that changed after his transfer to the island prison. The conditions broke Capone. “It looks like Alcatraz has got me licked,” he reportedly told his warden. In fact, Convict No. 85 became so cooperative that he was permitted to play banjo in the Alcatraz prison band, the Rock Islanders, which gave regular Sunday concerts for other inmates.

2. There were no confirmed prisoner escapes from Alcatraz.
A total of 36 inmates put the supposedly “escape-proof” Alcatraz to the test. Of those convicts, 23 were captured, six were shot to death and two drowned. The other five went missing and were presumed drowned, including Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin, whose 1962 attempted breakout inspired the 1979 film “Escape from Alcatraz.” The crafty trio chipped away at the rotting concrete cell walls with sharpened spoons and fashioned decoy heads complete with used locks of hair from the barbershop that they placed in their beds to fool the guards. Their possessions were found floating in San Francisco Bay, but no bodies were ever recovered, leading some to speculate that they may have engineered a successful escape. “

 

 

 

Man Left in Solitary Confinement for 2 Horrific Years … for Suspected DUI (VIDEO)

 

 

” After Steven’s arrest on suspicion of DUI and driving a stolen car, he was placed in solitary confinement because officers felt he might be “suicidal.”

There, he was essentially forgotten about by the legal system. He was given no health care. His toenails grew so long they curled around his feet. He developed bed sores. A fungus grew on his skin after being denied showers. He lost a ton of weight. His hair grew long and shaggy — he looks like he just got off a desert island. He descended into madness. And his dental problems grew so severe that he was forced to pull out one of his rotting teeth by himself.”

 

 

 

HT/Instapundit