Jail

  • coronavirus Jun 12

    Mass. Sheriff Concerned About Virus-Related Inmate Releases

    A Massachusetts sheriff is raising concerns about jail inmates who are being released early because of fears about coronavirus outbreaks behind bars. Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi said Thursday that inmates released from his facilities have re-offended, found themselves homeless and relapsed into drug use. “This is literally a circus and it’s unfolding right before my very eyes. This...

  • coronavirus Mar 29

    Locked Up: No Masks, Sanitizer as Virus Spreads Behind Bars

    Health experts say prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America’s coronavirus pandemic.

  • coronavirus pandemic Mar 22

    38 Positive for Coronavirus in NYC Jails, Including Rikers

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says officials are reviewing 200 inmates that could be released from New York City’s Rikers Island due to the spread of COVID-19. The announcement comes one day after officials revealed that more than three dozen inmates and employees had tested positive on Rikers Island. De Blasio said 23 inmates over 50 years old and at “low…

  • coronavirus Mar 19

    Get Out of Jail? Inmates Fearful of Virus Argue for Release

    Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail” card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country

  • Texas Mar 6

    Texas Ice Cream Licker Gets Jail Time for Walmart Stunt

    A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for posting on social media a video last August of himself removing an ice cream container from a Texas market freezer, licking the contents and returning the container to the freezer. D’Adrien Anderson, 24, also was sentenced to an additional six-month jail term probated for two years and ordered…

  • Jan 23

    PHOTOS: Michelle Carter Released From Jail Early

    After serving less than a year in jail for involuntary manslaughter, 23-year-old Michelle Carter walked free on Thursday following her early release. Sentenced to 15 months in jail for urging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to take his own life, Carter was released three months early for good behavior. Carter was 17 at the time of 18-year-old Roy’s suicide. In the days...
  • Michelle Carter Jan 23

    Michelle Carter Released From Jail

    Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages was released from a Massachusetts jail Thursday.

  • Jeffrey Epstein Jan 16

    Virgin Islands Suit Alleges Decades-Long Abuse by Epstein

    A lawsuit filed by prosecutors in the Virgin Islands says multimillionaire sex offender Jeffery Epstein used two private islands in the U.S. territory to engage in a nearly two-decade conspiracy to traffic and abuse girls. At one point, the suit filed Wednesday alleges, Epstein and associates organized a search party to catch a 15-year-old victim trying to swim away,...

  • BOSTON Oct 23, 2019

    Disturbing New Details About Accused Church Shooter's Alleged Attack on Attorney

    The attorney who was allegedly assaulted by a man accused of shooting two people at a wedding in New Hampshire earlier this month suffered a brain hemorrhage and didn’t even remember the assault when he arrived at the hospital. Dale Holloway, 37, was arraigned Tuesday on a first-degree assault charge for allegedly attacking his 52-year-old public defender in jail on...

  • shooting Jun 19, 2019

    11th Suspect Arrested in Dominican Republic in Ortiz Case

    Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Meran. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The...

  • United States Jun 19, 2019

    David Ortiz Upgraded to ‘Good' Condition: Wife

    Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz has been upgraded to “good” condition as he continues to recover from his shooting last week in the Dominican Republic, according to his wife. “This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany...

  • shooting Jun 19, 2019

    11th Suspect Arrested in Dominican Republic in Ortiz Case

    Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Meran. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The...

  • Canada Jun 13, 2017

    Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars

    A jail in Canada that’s been closed for decades is getting a second life thanks to a creative entrepreneur. The owner will begin listing individual cells on Airbnb at the end of June.

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