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Rastafarian inmates moved in Va.

Rastafarian and other inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue to try to get them to comply with the state's grooming policy. In November the Department of Corrections...

By Associated Press  | March 3, 2011; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Updates, Virginia  
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Prisoners' legal guide for Va. inmates

A legal guide to challenging prison mistreatment is being made available to Virginia prisoners. A lawsuit settlement agreement in federal court in Charlottesville calls for five copies of the previously banned "Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook" to be placed in each prison's...

By The Daily Progress  | March 1, 2011; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Underwire bras cause angst at jail

Last weekend, an overzealous jail officer told women visitors

By Ruben Castaneda  | February 9, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Prison Beat, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's County jail  
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Inmates seek more time in library

A group of six Maryland inmates is arguing in federal court that they have been denied adequate access to the law library. The inmates, incarcerated at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, said in court papers filed in U.S. District...

By Maria Glod  | February 9, 2011; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Slain Maryland inmate identified

Maryland State Police on Tuesday named Blas Ramon Mata Aguilar, 41, as the inmate found slain Feb. 2 in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cresaptown, near Cumberland. According to the state prison officials, he had been jailed...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | February 8, 2011; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland, Montgomery, Prison Beat, Updates  
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Maryland inmate murdered in prison

Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that an inmate found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday at Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland was a homicide victim who died of blunt force trauma and asphyxia, prison officials said Thursday....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | February 3, 2011; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Prison phone crackdown working, Washington Post Editors , February 1, 2011
Deadly Va. prison accident: Report, Richmond Times-Dispatch , January 28, 2011
Murder indictment for Va. inmate, The Associated Press , January 20, 2011
Inmate sues Va. prison system, the Richmond Times-Dispatch , December 28, 2010
Inmate assaults on staff down in Md. , The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown , December 15, 2010
Md. woman works against 'idle hands' , The Associated Press , December 13, 2010
Alex. jail to be named for slain deputy, Allison Klein , December 6, 2010
D.C. jail guard charged with smuggling, Paul Duggan , December 3, 2010
Va. Muslim inmate case settled , the Associated Press , November 24, 2010
Md. inmate's March death ruled homicide, The Baltimore Sun , November 23, 2010
New prison for Va. Rastafarian inmates, the Associated Press , November 18, 2010
Videophone coming to Va. prison, the Associated Press , November 18, 2010
5 stabbed in Md. prison fight, the Associated Press , November 16, 2010
Conviction in Md. inmate slaying, the Associated Press , November 11, 2010
Deputy saves two while on vacation, Christy Goodman , November 10, 2010
Trial for Md. inmate in strangling case, the Associated Press , November 9, 2010
Md. inmates to prepare charity turkeys, Associated Press , November 5, 2010
Grant to help addicted Md. inmates, Washington Post Editors , October 27, 2010
Former Va. inmate refuses $226K payoff, Washington Post Editors , October 27, 2010
Va. treatment of inmate mothers criticized, Washington Post Editors , October 21, 2010
Inmate teleconferencing considered, Washington Post Editors , October 19, 2010
Md. inmate stabbed, 2 suspected, Washington Post Editors , October 14, 2010
Settlement in Va. jail worker suit, Washington Post Editors , September 17, 2010
Guilty plea seen in prison gang case, Washington Post Editors , September 14, 2010
Arson charges for 2 Md. inmates, Washington Post Editors , September 2, 2010
Va. cancels death row visit change, Washington Post Editors , August 27, 2010
1 in 5 sex abuses in inmates' first day, Washington Post Editors , August 26, 2010
Inmate attacked sex offender, gets year, Washington Post Editors , August 26, 2010
Md. inmate acquitted of guard assault, Washington Post Editors , August 25, 2010
Dogs sniff out phones in prisons, Washington Post Editors , August 24, 2010
Youth charged in slaying was left alone, Ruben Castaneda , August 20, 2010
Prison program unites inmates, children, Washington Post Editors , August 18, 2010
Juvenile facilities improved: O'Malley, Washington Post Editors , August 13, 2010
Auto body training in Va. prison, Washington Post Editors , August 11, 2010
Youth facility most overcrowded: Group, Washington Post Editors , August 10, 2010
2 fired after Md. prison escape, Washington Post Editors , August 10, 2010
Second prison slaying charge in Va. , Washington Post Editors , August 6, 2010
Inquest after Md. inmates's escape, Washington Post Editors , August 4, 2010
Inmate escapes from Md. prison, Washington Post Editors , July 30, 2010
Va. official urges sentencing changes, Washington Post Editors , July 27, 2010
Va. prison officials sued, Maria Glod , July 21, 2010
Shower beating in Md. prison, Washington Post Editors , July 15, 2010
Call for Richmond jail investigation, Washington Post Editors , July 6, 2010
New charges for Md. prison gangsters, Washington Post Editors , July 6, 2010
Md. inmates work on battlefield, Washington Post Editors , July 1, 2010
48 Va. inmates isolated because of hair, Washington Post Editors , June 30, 2010
Video: Inmate uprising at Ky. jail, Washington Post Editors , June 17, 2010
Treat, don't jail in Baltimore: Group, Washington Post Editors , June 9, 2010
Md. escapee caught with gun, Washington Post Editors , June 9, 2010
2 years for former Md. prison worker, Washington Post Editors , June 8, 2010
Virginia Beach inmates tend new vegetable garden, Washington Post Editors , May 10, 2010
Ill Md. inmate can't be forced to undergo dialysis, court rules, Washington Post Editors , April 20, 2010
Ariz. sheriff uses bike power to run prison TVs, Washington Post Editors , April 6, 2010
Mistakenly released Va. inmate back in prison, Washington Post Editors , March 30, 2010
Fewer people in state prisons, new study says, Theola Labbé-DeBose , March 19, 2010
Inmate who escaped Md. prison to return from W. Va. , Washington Post Editors , March 16, 2010
Six Fla. inmates busted for making homemade booze, Washington Post Editors , March 16, 2010
Md. counties fear drop in federal prison revenue, Washington Post Editors , March 16, 2010
Fight breaks out at private party held at N.Y. prison, Washington Post Editors , March 9, 2010
Counselor dead at Pr. George's facility, Washington Post Editors , February 18, 2010
Prison cellphone jamming test scheduled in Md. , Washington Post Editors , February 16, 2010
Md. inmates shovel snow in Baltimore, Washington Post Editors , February 8, 2010
Anne Arundel inmate pleads guilty to setting fire at Md. prison, Washington Post Editors , January 22, 2010
Notorious Montgomery killer dies behind bars, Washington Post editors , December 31, 2009
Va. transgender inmate in solitary confinement, Washington Post Editors , December 31, 2009
Va. women's prison warden to retire amid questions, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2009
Inmate may have propped up bed to hang himself, Dan Morse , December 15, 2009
Md. inmate at large after fleeing pre-release unit, Matt Zapotosky , December 15, 2009
Police identify man found dead in Montgomery prison , Washington Post Editors , December 14, 2009
Man accused of killing Md. inmate pleads guilty to lesser charges, Washington Post Editors , December 9, 2009
Rastafarian inmates have spent nearly 10 years in segregation, Washington Post Editors , December 7, 2009
Jailhouse rock: Enter our first-ever contest, Del Wilber , December 2, 2009
Police: Md. inmate's death a murder, Washington Post Editors , December 1, 2009
Greetings from the Pr. George's courthouse, jail, Ruben Castaneda , November 24, 2009
 
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