Four inmates escape from Virginia federal prison

Authorities in Virginia are still searching for four inmates who escaped from a federal prison satellite camp over the weekend. The inmates were discovered missing around 1:45 a.m. EST on Saturday, according to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Although details on how the inmates were able to escape from the … Read more

North Country man admits to possessing child pornography

PLATTSBURGH, NY (WWTI) — A Franklin County sex offender has been sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. According to the US Department of Justice, Shannon Macauley, 56, of Fort Covington, was sentenced to 15 years and seven months in prison on June 15. Get the latest local news, weather, sports and entertainment … Read more

The author of ‘How to murder your husband’ is sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband

The author of a self-published online book “How to Murder Your Husband” was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for being found guilty of murdering her real husband. Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of shooting and killing her husband, Dan Brophy, 63, while he was working at the Oregon Culinary Institute on … Read more

Federal prosecutors suggest that R. Kelly receive more than 25 years in prison to “protect the public”

Federal prosecutors have suggested that Kelly be sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for the safety of the public. The disgraced musician is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29 after being found guilty last September on all nine counts against him, including one count of extortion and eight counts of violating the … Read more

New Black-Owned Art Gallery in North St. Louis County Offers Real Depth | Art stories and interviews | Saint Louis | St. Louis News and Events

click to enlarge Jessica Rogen Eric Wilson opened the ERG Gallery in Dellwood last year. Late last year, Eric Wilson opened the doors at ERG Gallery (10438 West Florissant Avenue), one of the only black-owned galleries in northern St. Louis County. He began selling his own mixed media artwork and that of community artists. “Art … Read more

El Salvador commits ‘massive’ rights violations, says Amnesty | Human rights news

Authorities in El Salvador have committed “massive human rights violations” in a wide-ranging crackdown on gangs, Amnesty International has said, including arbitrary arrests, due process violations, torture and ill-treatment. In new research published Thursday, the UK-based human rights group said at least 18 people have died in state custody since President Nayib Bukele’s government declared … Read more

Cuban dissident artists go on trial and face years in prison | Political news

Two dissident artists are facing their first day of trial in Cuba after being detained nearly a year ago, in an ongoing judicial process that human rights groups have called a “farce” and a “circus.” Police and security forces surrounded the Havana courthouse on Monday, while a small group of family members were allowed access … Read more

Cheektowaga man gets 30 years for enticing mentally disabled girl into a sexual relationship

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — A Cheektowaga man convicted of enticing a mentally disabled 17-year-old girl into a sexual relationship will spend 30 years behind bars. Michael Mesko, 52, of Cheektowaga, sent the 17-year-old a text message and mobile chat apps. He had a sexual relationship with the victim between October 8, 2020 and January 9, … Read more

The poor are filling our jails because we left them behind

There is a tsunami of problems related to poverty and draconian laws flooding criminals and filling prisons, but we continue with the punitive criminal state despite its failure, he writes Gerry Georgatos. *CONTENT WARNING: This article is about suicide WE HAVE leaders for those who have. Where is the leadership of the poor? For those … Read more

FDC Miami staffing shortage sparks complaints from inmates and prison guards

Ulysses Cabrera was in the midst of diagnosing his eye condition when he was sent to the Miami Federal Detention Center (FDC Miami) in October 2020 to await trial for allegedly leading a Little Havana-based drug gang. Doctors at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute believed Cabrera had a condition called ptosis, which … Read more