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23 hrs ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The man without a name

It's a fundamental principle of our legal system that courts should be open and the media should be free to report on court proceedings.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Menard Has Its' First Female Warden

A new warden is in charge of the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center near Chester.


Related Topix: Prison, Menard, IL, State Prisons, Menard Correctional Center, Chester, IL, Carbondale, IL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Fiji Times

Department refutes claims

THE Fiji Corrections Service is refuting claims by five of six remanded inmates at the Naboro Maximum Security Corrections that they are on a hunger strike.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Wed Apr 16, 2014


First woman warden at Menard Correctional Center named

A 20-year veteran of the Illinois Department of Corrections was named Warden of Menard Correctional Center on Wednesday, April 16. Kim Butler is the first woman ever to serve as warden of maximum-security MCC.


Related Topix: Prison, Menard Correctional Center, State Prisons, Carbondale, IL, Menard, IL

Timberjay Newspapers Online

St. Louis County denies bid protest on jail a

St. Louis County has denied a bid protest filed by a Wisconsin-based firm over a questionable bidding process for new detention cells at the Northeast Regional Corrections Center near Saginaw.


Related Topix: Prison, St Louis County, MN, Saginaw, MN, State Prisons

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Wrong site for a new jail

Let's put it where it makes more sense ... at the Liberty Center site. At Liberty Center, it will cost several million dollars less.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Fairfield County, OH, Liberty Center, OH

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Prison guards stabbed, WA union says

Two guards at Perth's maximum security prison were stabbed by a mentally ill inmate over the weekend, the WA Prison Officers' Union claims.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Lincoln County News

Inmate Allegedly Assaults Corrections Officers

J.W. Oliver A maximum-security inmate at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset faces new felony charges for allegedly punching two corrections officers.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Wiscasset, ME, Bath, ME

Mail & Guardian

Swazi editor Makhubu kept in maximum security prison

Bheki Makhubu, editor of the Nation in Swaziland, is being held in a maximum security prison before his trial for contempt charges start next week.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Journalism

WIS-TV Columbia

Chamber music program encourages creativity among inmates

"I would see the music in the hymnal and I didn't know what all those squiggly lines were.


Related Topix: Classical, State Prisons, Lee Correctional Institution, Prison, Kershaw County, SC

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Chillicothe Gazette

Paint Valley students bring laughter to the stage

Paint Valley High School's theater students will present the comedy "Help! I'm Trapped in a High School" Friday and Saturday at the Paint Valley High School gymnasium, 7454 U.S. 50 West, Bainbridge.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Prison, Bainbridge, OH, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, State Prisons

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois prison remains on lockdown amid searchIllinois prison...

A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says the lockdown at Illinois' largest maximum security prison remains in effect following the discovery of a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol.


Related Topix: Prison, Illinois, Illinois Government, State Prisons, Chester, IL

Mon Apr 07, 2014


Waterkloof's number One

Well done! You have got the community talking! More than 50 comments have been made on one of your articles.


Related Topix: Prison, Cellphones, State Prisons

Waterkloof killer moved to max security prison

He could have been out on parole, but Waterkloof Four ringleader Christoff Becker has been sent to a maximum security prison 800km from home.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, World News, South Africa

Sun Apr 06, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois prison lock down to continue amid search

A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois' largest maximum security prison will continue "for days" after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Chester, IL, Menard Correctional Center

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Waterkloof Four: Becker's prison transfer 'due to misconduct'

Christoff Becker, one of the Waterkloof Four, has been transferred to another prison after a cellphone was discovered in his cell during a search.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Fri Apr 04, 2014


St. John's-born lawyer scored prison rights victory

A St. John's native's win of a Supreme Court of Canada case is being heralded as a major victory for prison rights.


Related Topix: Prison, Canada, State Prisons

Daily Chronicle

Federal government posts jobs for Thomson prison

In this May 21, 2010 file photo, a van drives past the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill.


Related Topix: Prison, Thomson, IL, Thomson Correctional Center, State Prisons

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Putting A Price On Prison Anguish, 21 Years Lost By Wrongly Convicted Man

In the 21 years that he spent locked up for a murder he didn't commit, Kenneth Ireland defended himself against knife attacks, lost part of his finger, watched as an inmate was set on fire and sat alone in his cell the day his father was laid to rest.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Somers, CT, Andover, CT

Tue Apr 01, 2014


I want to go to church - " Kombian

Johnson Kombian, the notorious armed robber serving five years at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison for breaking jail, yesterday told an Accra Fast Track High Court that he wanted to go to church just like the other prisoners, but had not been allowed to do so.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons