The Florida Department of Corrections proposed changes for prisoner visits
The Florida Department of Corrections proposed modifications to its visitation policy, potentially reducing visitation hours to every other weekend and limiting those who can visit prisoners. The DOC cites staffing shortages and other strains on the system.
Melodie Gliniewicz sentenced to probation for role in financial misdeeds that prompted police officer husband to kill self
In a Lake County courtroom, the widow of Charles “Joe” Gliniewicz tearfully accepted responsibility for her part in the financial mismanagement that compelled her husband to take his life.chicagotribune.com
3 inmates, 2 staff injured in disturbance at Ware State Prison
WAYCROSS, Ga. – Three inmates and two staff members were injured during unrest at a state prison in Southeast Georgia that began Saturday night, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Eason said he believes if Ware State Prison had more guards, the disturbance “absolutely would not have happened.”“The fear of that was what if you get taken, hostage or beat up. A Ware State inmate was killed two weeks ago in what authorities said was an altercation with another inmate. Department of Corrections data shows 22 inmates and 32 staff members at Ware State Prison have tested positive for the coronavirus. Ware State Prison houses adult male felons and has a total capacity for 1,546, according to information about the facility on the department’s website.
48-year fugitive fights to remain out of prison
After escaping from a Georgia prison in 1968, Robert Stackowitz hid out in a quiet Connecticut town -- until last week, when the U.S. Marshals finally showed up at his door. The 71-year-old says he is too old and sick to return to prison. DeMarco Morgan reports.cbsnews.com
After 12 years in prison, wrongfully accused rape convict to be released
After 12 years in prison, wrongfully accused rape convict to be released DNA testing has cleared Michael Phillips of a 1990 rape conviction. A Dallas judge recently vacated the conviction after a district attorney found evidence linking the crime to another man.cbsnews.com