Rodney Cotton is $750,000 dollars richer today, but the money he’s won from New York City will likely do little to help him get his life back on track. While money is helpful, sure, it won’t bring back what’s most important: the loss of penile function that Cotton suffered after spending time in a Manhattan jail. »
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released an $18 million plan that will, starting next year, allow NYC judges to keep nonviolent suspects out of Rikers by replacing bail with “supervision options including daily check-ins, text-message reminders and required drug or behavioral therapy.” »
At long last, former Virginia delegate Joe Morrissey has acknowledged the extremely, extremely obvious: that he had a baby with his former secretary, 19-year-old Myrna Pride. This follows a bizarre incident last week where Morrissey handed a reporter a photo of himself, Pride and the baby, dressed in what looked like… »
It’s been three years since Lindsay Lohan, star of Just My Luck and Herbie: Fully Loaded, was ordered to serve 125 hours of community service. Since then, Lohan has served about 10 of those hours because she’s a busy career woman who has no time to give back to the community. So now she might be going to jail.
The Associated Press is reporting that three Russian women have been sentenced to 10 to 15 days in jail apiece on “hooliganism” charges after making the video you see above, which shows their dance troupe twerking in a field near a war memorial.
A Pennsylvania woman died last Saturday while serving a two-day sentence for truancy that would have erased $2,200 worth of fines and court fees from her record. The mother of seven was serving time for her children's numerous absences from school. The fees had been accruing since 1999. »
An amorous man in a foreign land has been jailed over what a pitchfork-wielding* mob of a dozen neighbors call sex so loud that it's a public nuisance. The man claims he's being unfairly persecuted for being too good at sex. Guess which European country. Just guess. »
What does a person deserve for being caught possessing another person's credit cards and baggies containing trace amounts of marijuana? A fine? Probation? Jail time? Nah, not tough enough. How about death? »
Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of two members of Pussy Riot who was being held in prison in Mordovia, has not had any contact with her family for 10 days, BuzzFeed reports, leading them to believe that she's missing. This silence follows a facility transfer given to Tolokonnikova after she wrote an open letter denouncing… »
This weekend on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show, a few actors from Orange Is The New Black made an appearance and discussed prison conditions. »
The typical reaction I receive when I answer the oh-so-common “what are you doing this summer” question: Wide eyes, shock, skepticism, and intrigue. “You’re working in a jail? As an intern? Providing sexual health education? Woah….” The response deems the work itself as it truly is – otherworldly. »
At this point, we're used to seeing various Real Housewives in financial peril, but the 39-count indictment of federal fraud and tax charges that Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing is some next-level courtroom drama shit. According to legal experts, they will both serve time in a federal prison. »
Just in case you were confused about whether or not we're currently living in a dystopian future horror fest, the Center for Investigative Reporting has recently found that some doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates without… »
Here's the trailer for Netflix's first female-led series, Orange Is The New Black. It was created by Jenji Kohan, (who created and won Emmys for Weeds) and is based on a memoir by Piper Kerman. »
Today, the ACLU announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a private prison in Meridian, Mississippi. The suit alleges that EMCF is "hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous." One example of the jail's dangers: this handwritten letter from… »
Jailed political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has been sentenced two years at a labor camp for hooliganism charges after her arrest in March last year, has entered a plea for an early release after multiple instances of health complications caused by hours upon hours of forced labor. Tolokonnikova complained… »