Inmates at Louisville Correctional Facility Find New Hope and Rehabilitation for the Future

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections has undergone significant changes in the past year and a half under the leadership of director Jerry Collins. After a series of troubling incidents, including multiple deaths and overdoses, Collins took over and implemented a number of reforms to improve conditions at the facility. One of the major changes is the creation of “The Atrium,” a space where select inmates can interact with each other and …

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Lawsuit Claims Responsibility for Inmate’s Death at Macon State Prison

MACON, Ga. – The family of a man who was fatally stabbed by his cellmate at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe is taking legal action against a Georgia Department of Corrections employee. They are alleging that warning signs of their loved one’s impending danger were ignored. According to court documents filed in the U.S. Middle District of Georgia, Joseph Walter Brown, also known as J.B., was serving a 20-year sentence at Macon State Prison, with …

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Recanted Testimony and New Evidence Raise Doubts about Death Row Inmate’s Conviction

LIVINGSTON, Texas – Ivan Cantu, a death row inmate convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin’s fiancée, is hoping recanted testimony and new details will lead to a review of his case. Cantu is scheduled for execution on February 28, unless new evidence prompts a review of his conviction. During the 2001 trial, prosecutors pointed to bloody jeans found in Cantu’s kitchen and an allegedly stolen Rolex watch as evidence of his guilt. However, …

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Alabama Execution Witness Describes Condemned Inmate’s Agonizing Struggle with Nitrogen Gas

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The recent execution of Kenneth Smith has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the use of nitrogen gas as a method of lethal injection. Smith, who had been on death row for 30 years, experienced what witnesses described as a prolonged and distressing death. Rev. Jeff Hood, a Catholic chaplain who ministered to Smith, expressed horror at the execution, calling it the “worst thing” he had ever witnessed. He described the event …

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Lawsuit Alleges Inmate’s Pleas Ignored During 10 Days of Hell in Sacramento Jail

SACRAMENTO, California – An inmate at the Sacramento County Jail passed away after allegedly being ignored when he pleaded for help over a 10-day period, according to a lawsuit filed by his family. The lawsuit claims that the inmate’s repeated pleas for medical assistance were disregarded, leading to his death. The inmate, identified as 45-year-old Marshall Miles, was in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail for a probation violation. The lawsuit alleges that Miles …

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Italian Mafia Inmate’s Autobiographical Thesis Includes Confessions of Three Unsolved Murders

CATANZARO, Italy – An Italian mobster serving a life sentence in the Calabrian prison of Catanzaro has made headlines for earning a sociology degree with a 170-page thesis, in which he confessed to three unsolved murders. Catello Romano, 33, detailed his life of crime and expressed remorse for his violent past in his autobiographical thesis entitled “Criminal Fascination.” In his thesis, Romano admitted to the 2009 murder of a Naples councilman, as well as the …

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Inmates’ Families Advocate for Justice following In-Custody Deaths in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV – Families and advocates gathered at the state capitol to demand better protections for inmates in West Virginia, following the death of one inmate at Southern Regional Jail in December. According to activists, over 100 inmates have died while incarcerated in the state over the past decade. The event, organized by the West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign and Repairers of the Breach President Bishop William J. Barber II, aimed to shed light on …

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