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Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Circle Bear was first brought to FMC Carswell, a federal prison medical facility in Fort Worth on March 20. Read full article: Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On V...→

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

"We are returning the PPP loan after further clarification from the Treasury Department," the Chicago company said Saturday. "We will continue to seek alternat [...] Read full article: Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavi...→

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

The attorney general has said that for some inmates, "home confinement might be more effective in protecting their health." Read full article: Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and famili...→

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

An inmate at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth died Wednesday of coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons announced. Read full article: Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid ...→

Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immigrants from Otay Mesa Detention Center - Times of San Diego

An immigrant rights law firm has filed a petition in San Diego federal court asking for the release of four migrant detainees from the Otay Mesa Detention Cent [...] Read full article: Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immi...→

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County leaders and immigrant advocates are begging a judge not to release an alleged rapist and human trafficker who says he fears contracting COVID- [...] Read full article: San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex...→

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — A 73-year-old inmate at a federal prison in San Pedro died from coronavirus-related complications, the Federal Bureau of Investigations sai [...] Read full article: 73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro ...→

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had led a dozen senators in raising the issue of the exorbitantly high costs that phone carriers charge to prison inmates. Read full article: Federal prisons make inmate calling, vid...→

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Thousands of non-violent inmates have been released from jails in Los Angeles County to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the county sheriff said Monday h [...] Read full article: Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in ...→

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

Across the country, immigrants in detention are rushing to federal courts to demand that judges release them, and by and large they’re winning their cases. Read full article: ‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed re...→

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

New policy allows home confinement for inmates who've yet to serve half their sentence. Read full article: Virus-wracked federal prisons again expa...→

Victim's mother calls for immediate release of "innocent" Pennsylvania death row inmate with coronavirus symptoms

Walter Ogrod has spent nearly 28 years behind bars for the 1988 slaying of Barbara Jean Horn, but her mother says she believes he is innocent and should be rel [...] Read full article: Victim's mother calls for immediate rele...→

Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About Cook County Inmate Release

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail goes to federal court begins Tuesday. Read full article: Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About ...→

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates who allege Connecticut prison inmates are being put at risk of COVID-19 are focusing their efforts in federal court. A... Read full article: Fight over inmate health moves from stat...→

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

A Los Angeles federal judge ordered the government Friday to “make every effort to promptly and safely release” the thousands of immigrant children in custody [...] Read full article: LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of...→

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

Indicted singer R. Kelly on Thursday renewed a motion for release from federal jail in Chicago while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges, citing new informatio [...] Read full article: R Kelly renews effort to gain release af...→

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

Leaders of Illinois’ public universities say they’ve already lost more than $220 million — and the figure is growing every day. Read full article: U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least —...→

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington state law enforcement is concerned that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to release as many as 950 non-violent inmates to limit coronavirus from spreading in [...] Read full article: Washington law enforcement concerned cor...→

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

The command for protecting the U.S. stateside has sent an order telling public affairs units to release photos of troops in action “to reassure the American pu [...] Read full article: NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. t...→

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A concerned mother is making a passionate plea for her son to be sent home from Broward County Jail because,... Read full article: Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says ...→

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

A federal judge on Friday denied an request for the state to immediately release potentially thousands of at-risk detainees from Illinois prisons, saying that [...] Read full article: Federal judge declines to step in and or...→

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

There will be no mass release of detainees from the Cook County Jail in the near future. Thursday a federal judge denied the request for release due to COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of...→

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

A video recorded inside the Elkton Federal Prison in Ohio shows an inmate pleading for help after at least 3 inmates have died from COVID-19. Read full article: Video shows inmate pleading for help ins...→

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail amid the coronavirus pandemic is now in federal court. Read full article: Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmate...→

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges refused on procedural grounds to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates [...] Read full article: Federal judges reject coronavirus mass p...→

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

An accused rapist released from Riker's Island due to the coronavirus pandemic was arrested for allegedly raping a woman days later.  Read full article: Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Ra...→

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

The prisoners should have been tested for COVID-19 before leaving the Metropolitcan Correctional Center in the Loop, the Democratic elected officials said in a [...] Read full article: Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm ab...→

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kevin Keith is serving time at Marion Correctional Institution, one of the largest coronavirus hot spots in the country. Read full article: Kim Kardashian West calls for the releas...→

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

A judge on Tuesday released a reputed gang member convicted of a weapons charge to home confinement, saying overcrowding at the Metropolitan Correctional Cente [...] Read full article: Reputed gang member released from federa...→

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

A Michigan inmate who spent 44 years in prison died from Covid-19 just weeks before he was to be released on parole, the state's department of corrections said [...] Read full article: Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Pr...→

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

The singer’s latest bid comes a little more than a week after a federal judge in New York said he had to stay put. Read full article: Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so...→

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

A Florida inmate who was among 100 prisoners freed last month to help slow the spread of coronavirus was back behind bars Monday – taken into custody in connec [...] Read full article: Florida inmate freed over coronavirus co...→

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

A second city inmate has died of the coronavirus, according to the Legal Aid Society. Walter Ance, 63, had been held on Rikers Island without bail for over a y [...] Read full article: Second Rikers Island inmate dead from co...→

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

Prisoner rights advocates say the Bureau of Prisons is “slow walking” the release of federal inmates at a Louisiana lockup where the coronavirus has killed six [...] Read full article: ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release...→

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

The mother of a Broward County inmate who recently tested positive for COVID-19 is fighting for her son’s release, as she fears he is not receiving the proper [...] Read full article: Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights f...→

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

A second inmate at Cook County Jail has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, on the same day as a federal judge rejected an emergency request to re [...] Read full article: Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies a...→

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

The lawsuit seeking the release or transfer of elderly and medically compromised detainees was filed in federal court Friday. Read full article: Federal judge orders new coronavirus saf...→

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A new class-action lawsuit demands the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal prison in Louisiana where the coronavirus has claimed the lives of [...] Read full article: ACLU seeks release of federal prison inm...→

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal judges refused to order California to free 1000s of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with t [...] Read full article: Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release O...→

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Circle Bear was first brought to FMC Carswell, a federal prison medical facility in Fort Worth on March 20. Read full article: Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On V...→

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

An accused rapist released from Riker's Island due to the coronavirus pandemic was arrested for allegedly raping a woman days later.  Read full article: Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Ra...→

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

A Los Angeles federal judge ordered the government Friday to “make every effort to promptly and safely release” the thousands of immigrant children in custody [...] Read full article: LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of...→

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

The attorney general has said that for some inmates, "home confinement might be more effective in protecting their health." Read full article: Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and famili...→

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

An inmate at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth died Wednesday of coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons announced. Read full article: Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid ...→

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

A judge on Tuesday released a reputed gang member convicted of a weapons charge to home confinement, saying overcrowding at the Metropolitan Correctional Cente [...] Read full article: Reputed gang member released from federa...→

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County leaders and immigrant advocates are begging a judge not to release an alleged rapist and human trafficker who says he fears contracting COVID- [...] Read full article: San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex...→

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

The singer’s latest bid comes a little more than a week after a federal judge in New York said he had to stay put. Read full article: Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so...→

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

Leaders of Illinois’ public universities say they’ve already lost more than $220 million — and the figure is growing every day. Read full article: U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least —...→

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had led a dozen senators in raising the issue of the exorbitantly high costs that phone carriers charge to prison inmates. Read full article: Federal prisons make inmate calling, vid...→

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

A second city inmate has died of the coronavirus, according to the Legal Aid Society. Walter Ance, 63, had been held on Rikers Island without bail for over a y [...] Read full article: Second Rikers Island inmate dead from co...→

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

The command for protecting the U.S. stateside has sent an order telling public affairs units to release photos of troops in action “to reassure the American pu [...] Read full article: NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. t...→

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

Across the country, immigrants in detention are rushing to federal courts to demand that judges release them, and by and large they’re winning their cases. Read full article: ‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed re...→

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

The mother of a Broward County inmate who recently tested positive for COVID-19 is fighting for her son’s release, as she fears he is not receiving the proper [...] Read full article: Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights f...→

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

A federal judge on Friday denied an request for the state to immediately release potentially thousands of at-risk detainees from Illinois prisons, saying that [...] Read full article: Federal judge declines to step in and or...→

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

The lawsuit seeking the release or transfer of elderly and medically compromised detainees was filed in federal court Friday. Read full article: Federal judge orders new coronavirus saf...→

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

A video recorded inside the Elkton Federal Prison in Ohio shows an inmate pleading for help after at least 3 inmates have died from COVID-19. Read full article: Video shows inmate pleading for help ins...→

Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About Cook County Inmate Release

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail goes to federal court begins Tuesday. Read full article: Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About ...→

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A new class-action lawsuit demands the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal prison in Louisiana where the coronavirus has claimed the lives of [...] Read full article: ACLU seeks release of federal prison inm...→

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges refused on procedural grounds to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates [...] Read full article: Federal judges reject coronavirus mass p...→

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates who allege Connecticut prison inmates are being put at risk of COVID-19 are focusing their efforts in federal court. A... Read full article: Fight over inmate health moves from stat...→

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

"We are returning the PPP loan after further clarification from the Treasury Department," the Chicago company said Saturday. "We will continue to seek alternat [...] Read full article: Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavi...→

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

The prisoners should have been tested for COVID-19 before leaving the Metropolitcan Correctional Center in the Loop, the Democratic elected officials said in a [...] Read full article: Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm ab...→

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kevin Keith is serving time at Marion Correctional Institution, one of the largest coronavirus hot spots in the country. Read full article: Kim Kardashian West calls for the releas...→

Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immigrants from Otay Mesa Detention Center - Times of San Diego

An immigrant rights law firm has filed a petition in San Diego federal court asking for the release of four migrant detainees from the Otay Mesa Detention Cent [...] Read full article: Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immi...→

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

A Michigan inmate who spent 44 years in prison died from Covid-19 just weeks before he was to be released on parole, the state's department of corrections said [...] Read full article: Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Pr...→

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

Indicted singer R. Kelly on Thursday renewed a motion for release from federal jail in Chicago while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges, citing new informatio [...] Read full article: R Kelly renews effort to gain release af...→

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — A 73-year-old inmate at a federal prison in San Pedro died from coronavirus-related complications, the Federal Bureau of Investigations sai [...] Read full article: 73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro ...→

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

A Florida inmate who was among 100 prisoners freed last month to help slow the spread of coronavirus was back behind bars Monday – taken into custody in connec [...] Read full article: Florida inmate freed over coronavirus co...→

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington state law enforcement is concerned that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to release as many as 950 non-violent inmates to limit coronavirus from spreading in [...] Read full article: Washington law enforcement concerned cor...→

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Thousands of non-violent inmates have been released from jails in Los Angeles County to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the county sheriff said Monday h [...] Read full article: Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in ...→

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

Prisoner rights advocates say the Bureau of Prisons is “slow walking” the release of federal inmates at a Louisiana lockup where the coronavirus has killed six [...] Read full article: ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release...→

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A concerned mother is making a passionate plea for her son to be sent home from Broward County Jail because,... Read full article: Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says ...→

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

New policy allows home confinement for inmates who've yet to serve half their sentence. Read full article: Virus-wracked federal prisons again expa...→

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

A second inmate at Cook County Jail has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, on the same day as a federal judge rejected an emergency request to re [...] Read full article: Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies a...→

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

There will be no mass release of detainees from the Cook County Jail in the near future. Thursday a federal judge denied the request for release due to COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of...→

Victim's mother calls for immediate release of "innocent" Pennsylvania death row inmate with coronavirus symptoms

Walter Ogrod has spent nearly 28 years behind bars for the 1988 slaying of Barbara Jean Horn, but her mother says she believes he is innocent and should be rel [...] Read full article: Victim's mother calls for immediate rele...→

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail amid the coronavirus pandemic is now in federal court. Read full article: Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmate...→

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal judges refused to order California to free 1000s of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with t [...] Read full article: Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release O...→

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies In Fort Worth

Circle Bear was first brought to FMC Carswell, a federal prison medical facility in Fort Worth on March 20. Read full article: Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On V...→

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

Fight over inmate health moves from state to federal court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates who allege Connecticut prison inmates are being put at risk of COVID-19 are focusing their efforts in federal court. A... Read full article: Fight over inmate health moves from stat...→

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

An accused rapist released from Riker's Island due to the coronavirus pandemic was arrested for allegedly raping a woman days later.  Read full article: Cuomo's New York: Inmate Arrested for Ra...→

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavirus relief loan after public backlash

"We are returning the PPP loan after further clarification from the Treasury Department," the Chicago company said Saturday. "We will continue to seek alternat [...] Read full article: Potbelly to return $10M federal coronavi...→

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of Migrant Children in Custody

A Los Angeles federal judge ordered the government Friday to “make every effort to promptly and safely release” the thousands of immigrant children in custody [...] Read full article: LA Federal Judge Orders Quick Release of...→

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm about federal inmate transfer after outbreak at Chicago facility

The prisoners should have been tested for COVID-19 before leaving the Metropolitcan Correctional Center in the Loop, the Democratic elected officials said in a [...] Read full article: Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos sound alarm ab...→

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and families confused by federal guidance on home confinement release

The attorney general has said that for some inmates, "home confinement might be more effective in protecting their health." Read full article: Amid COVID-19 threat, inmates and famili...→

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kim Kardashian West calls for the release Ohio inmate housed at virus hotspot

Kevin Keith is serving time at Marion Correctional Institution, one of the largest coronavirus hot spots in the country. Read full article: Kim Kardashian West calls for the releas...→

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid Outbreak at Fort Worth Prison

An inmate at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth died Wednesday of coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons announced. Read full article: Federal Inmate Dies of Coronavirus Amid ...→

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

Reputed gang member released from federal jail amid spread of COVID-19, as inmate on R. Kelly’s floor tests positive

A judge on Tuesday released a reputed gang member convicted of a weapons charge to home confinement, saying overcrowding at the Metropolitan Correctional Cente [...] Read full article: Reputed gang member released from federa...→

Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immigrants from Otay Mesa Detention Center - Times of San Diego

An immigrant rights law firm has filed a petition in San Diego federal court asking for the release of four migrant detainees from the Otay Mesa Detention Cent [...] Read full article: Federal Court Is Asked to Release 4 Immi...→

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Prison Dies Of Covid-19 Just Before His Release

A Michigan inmate who spent 44 years in prison died from Covid-19 just weeks before he was to be released on parole, the state's department of corrections said [...] Read full article: Michigan Inmate Who Spent 44 Years In Pr...→

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex Crimes Cites Virus Risk as Reason for Release

San Mateo County leaders and immigrant advocates are begging a judge not to release an alleged rapist and human trafficker who says he fears contracting COVID- [...] Read full article: San Mateo County Inmate Charged With Sex...→

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

R Kelly renews effort to gain release after news of COVID-19 cases in Chicago federal lockup

Indicted singer R. Kelly on Thursday renewed a motion for release from federal jail in Chicago while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges, citing new informatio [...] Read full article: R Kelly renews effort to gain release af...→

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so R. Kelly is asking for release — again

The singer’s latest bid comes a little more than a week after a federal judge in New York said he had to stay put. Read full article: Coronavirus has hit the federal jail, so...→

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — A 73-year-old inmate at a federal prison in San Pedro died from coronavirus-related complications, the Federal Bureau of Investigations sai [...] Read full article: 73-Year-Old Federal Inmate In San Pedro ...→

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least — as state’s public universities ask for more federal aid

Leaders of Illinois’ public universities say they’ve already lost more than $220 million — and the figure is growing every day. Read full article: U. of I. expects $158M loss — at least —...→

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

Florida inmate freed over coronavirus concerns linked to murder 1 day after release: authorities

A Florida inmate who was among 100 prisoners freed last month to help slow the spread of coronavirus was back behind bars Monday – taken into custody in connec [...] Read full article: Florida inmate freed over coronavirus co...→

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Federal prisons make inmate calling, video visits free during pandemic

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had led a dozen senators in raising the issue of the exorbitantly high costs that phone carriers charge to prison inmates. Read full article: Federal prisons make inmate calling, vid...→

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington law enforcement concerned coronavirus inmate release will spark uptick in crime

Washington state law enforcement is concerned that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to release as many as 950 non-violent inmates to limit coronavirus from spreading in [...] Read full article: Washington law enforcement concerned cor...→

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

Second Rikers Island inmate dead from coronavirus after failed release

A second city inmate has died of the coronavirus, according to the Legal Aid Society. Walter Ance, 63, had been held on Rikers Island without bail for over a y [...] Read full article: Second Rikers Island inmate dead from co...→

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in 'uncharted territory,' sheriff says about potential surge in crime

Thousands of non-violent inmates have been released from jails in Los Angeles County to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the county sheriff said Monday h [...] Read full article: Coronavirus inmate release leaves LA in ...→

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. troops in action ‘to reassure the American public’

The command for protecting the U.S. stateside has sent an order telling public affairs units to release photos of troops in action “to reassure the American pu [...] Read full article: NORAD orders release of photos of U.S. t...→

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release at stricken prison

Prisoner rights advocates say the Bureau of Prisons is “slow walking” the release of federal inmates at a Louisiana lockup where the coronavirus has killed six [...] Read full article: ACLU: Feds 'slow walking' inmate release...→

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed release of illegal immigrants

Across the country, immigrants in detention are rushing to federal courts to demand that judges release them, and by and large they’re winning their cases. Read full article: ‘Risk to public safety’: Courts speed re...→

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says he has COVID-19, pleads for release

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A concerned mother is making a passionate plea for her son to be sent home from Broward County Jail because,... Read full article: Mother of asthmatic Broward inmate says ...→

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights for Son’s Release Amid Prison’s COVID-19 Medical Treatment

The mother of a Broward County inmate who recently tested positive for COVID-19 is fighting for her son’s release, as she fears he is not receiving the proper [...] Read full article: Mother of Broward County Inmate Fights f...→

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

Virus-wracked federal prisons again expand release criteria

New policy allows home confinement for inmates who've yet to serve half their sentence. Read full article: Virus-wracked federal prisons again expa...→

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

Federal judge declines to step in and order state to release more inmates in the face of COVID-19 threat

A federal judge on Friday denied an request for the state to immediately release potentially thousands of at-risk detainees from Illinois prisons, saying that [...] Read full article: Federal judge declines to step in and or...→

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies after testing positive for coronavirus -- same day as judge rejects request to release vulnerable detainees

A second inmate at Cook County Jail has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, on the same day as a federal judge rejected an emergency request to re [...] Read full article: Second inmate at Cook County Jail dies a...→

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of Cook County Jail Detainees, Orders New Safety Measures

There will be no mass release of detainees from the Cook County Jail in the near future. Thursday a federal judge denied the request for release due to COVID-1 [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Denies For Mass Release Of...→

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

Federal judge orders new coronavirus safety policies at Cook County Jail but refuses to release inmates

The lawsuit seeking the release or transfer of elderly and medically compromised detainees was filed in federal court Friday. Read full article: Federal judge orders new coronavirus saf...→

Victim's mother calls for immediate release of "innocent" Pennsylvania death row inmate with coronavirus symptoms

Walter Ogrod has spent nearly 28 years behind bars for the 1988 slaying of Barbara Jean Horn, but her mother says she believes he is innocent and should be rel [...] Read full article: Victim's mother calls for immediate rele...→

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

Video shows inmate pleading for help inside Ohio federal prison

A video recorded inside the Elkton Federal Prison in Ohio shows an inmate pleading for help after at least 3 inmates have died from COVID-19. Read full article: Video shows inmate pleading for help ins...→

Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About Cook County Inmate Release

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail goes to federal court begins Tuesday. Read full article: Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments About ...→

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal Court

The fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail amid the coronavirus pandemic is now in federal court. Read full article: Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmate...→

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A new class-action lawsuit demands the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal prison in Louisiana where the coronavirus has claimed the lives of [...] Read full article: ACLU seeks release of federal prison inm...→

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges reject coronavirus mass prisoner release in California

Federal judges refused on procedural grounds to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates [...] Read full article: Federal judges reject coronavirus mass p...→

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 Pandimic

Federal judges refused to order California to free 1000s of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with t [...] Read full article: Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release O...→