A corruption scandal in the Mississippi Department of Corrections has the practice of no-bid contracts under fire.Read More →
Indicted former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps lived a lavish lifestyle in a gated community with two Mercedes Benz sedans and a beachfront condominium.Read More →
A multi-year investigation by state and federal authorities has revealed an alleged bribery scheme that cost the state of Mississippi thousands of dollars in prison services contracts.Read More →
It’s one of the most sought after, smuggled and dangerous weapons in prisons. It’s also a tool that few in the outside world make do without.
Now, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to make the indispensable items — cell phones — available to thousands of federal offenders serving out their sentences and re-entering society each year in halfway houses. More than 30,000 people spent time in federal halfway houses in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Read More →
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico has a real problem getting inmates out of prison and into parole programs.
An increasing number of inmates don’t get released at all and serve what’s called “in-house parole.” That means they stay locked up for weeks and sometimes months at a time.
And that […]
As a law officer, former Todd County Deputy Sheriff Mark Grinstead didn’t miss much.Read More →