Browsing: Prison Life
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: This supermax’s Special Housing Unit is a place where inmates set fires and spray blood in their cells, attempt to kill or mutilate themselves and hurl feces at their captors — whom the inmates also accuse of beating them or ignoring medical emergencies. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A 26-year-old woman’s final act was hardly an isolated incident. In a little more than a year, thirteen people died while jailed in a single state, with causes of death including suicide, homicide and medical crises that might have been preventable. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Holmes was being moved from one part of the prison to another when an inmate seized the opportunity to assault him — and he later apologized for not being able to banish the theater killer to “Satan’s lake of fire.” Officials say the episode was minor — but if so, why has he been moved to an undisclosed location? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: After attorneys threatened to sue the city in order to see footage of Marshall’s tortured final moments, the video was released in conjunction with a decision letter from the district attorney, who had decided criminal charges weren’t warranted despite the horrific sequence of events. See what happened here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The corrections officer was making his regular rounds about 2 a.m. when suddenly he noticed something slide under a cell door. Yes, it was the thumb, which couldn’t be reattached. The jail’s commander used the case to decry the prevalence of prisoners needing mental health care. But who in the system is at fault? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Jones was ill for weeks, but her captors only gave her cough medicine rather than antibiotics — a decision that eventually killed her. Another inmate at the jail actually died from the effects of strep throat, and as many as thirty others tell horror stories of their own. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Holmes has been a lightning rod for inmates looking to make a reputation for themselves ever since he avoided the death penalty. But why are his captors refusing to reveal the name of the facility where he’s currently ensconced — or even what state he’s in? Westword has the story.