INMATES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INMATES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Denver to pay $3M to ex-inmate who says genitals were scalded http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212415-68/denver-hunter-deputy-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212415-68/denver-hunter-deputy-federal.html.csp">Denver to pay $3M to ex-inmate who says genitals were scalded</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T20:25:26.032-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water. The tentative payout is believed to be among the largest in Denver’s history to resolve a civil rights case. Word of a settlement came Tuesday, a day after Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned amid a growing list of misconduct ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:25:26 MDT Roof collapses at Texas prison operated by Utah company http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202242-68/amp-texas-diboll-inmates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202242-68/amp-texas-diboll-inmates.html.csp">Roof collapses at Texas prison operated by Utah company</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:33:01.978-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Diboll, Texas • Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals. One of those inmates was later airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston after the Saturday collapse at Diboll Correctional Center, about 100 miles northeast of Houston. Neither his identity nor his condition has been released. In a statement, a prison spokesman said the other inmates suffered cuts and bruises whe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202242@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:33:01 MDT U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182197-68/mental-inmates-says-jails.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182197-68/mental-inmates-says-jails.html.csp">U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM GELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 03:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something’s not right. “They say I got bipolar, that’s all,” he says. “OK, are you taking your meds?” she asks. “When I can get them,” he answers. “I’m down here every day,” Montgomery says. “Every morning I hear this.” The Chicago jail and many of its 3,300 counterparts across the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581821972014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T15:16:04.041-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182197@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:16:04 MDT Temporary IDs offer former inmates a shot at a permanent life out of prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58160705-78/prison-state-inmates-ids.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58160705-78/prison-state-inmates-ids.html.csp">Temporary IDs offer former inmates a shot at a permanent life out of prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T22:34:17.69-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • There was little fanfare in the small room where Utah State Prison inmates sat on plastic chairs Tuesday, filling out papers with borrowed blue pens. They checked off boxes, filled out their name and date of birth. They answered yes or no questions, confirmed they were U.S. citizens. It wasn’t exciting. But, offenders and officials said, it’s so important. “Offenders would get out of prison and realize they can’t get a job, can’t get an apartment, can’t get anything without a state ID,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160705@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:34:17 MDT Lawsuit: Inmate tried to buy influence in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142439-68/rajaratnam-lawsuit-malaszuk-prison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142439-68/rajaratnam-lawsuit-malaszuk-prison.html.csp">Lawsuit: Inmate tried to buy influence in prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T10:40:01.964-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Haven, Conn. • A former driver and personal assistant to imprisoned hedge-fund founder Raj Rajaratnam says he was asked to help funnel money from his boss to other inmates at a federal prison in Massachusetts. The allegations are contained in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed June 20 in U.S. District Court by the driver, Peter Malaszuk, against the 57-year-old Rajaratnam. The lawsuit also names as defendants Rajaratnam’s wife, Asha Pabla, and the Synamon Management Group, a South Carolina...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142439@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:40:01 MDT Many challenges face ex-inmates living with HIV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126748-68/hiv-health-care-inmates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126748-68/hiv-health-care-inmates.html.csp">Many challenges face ex-inmates living with HIV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Several times each month, a white bus picks up newly released ex-inmates at New York’s Rikers Island jail complex and drives into Harlem, where helping hands await at a transition program run by a nonprofit called the Fortune Society. These new arrivals face the myriad challenges confronting anyone leaving jail or prison — and a daunting additional one. They have HIV. While infection and incarceration represent a double challenge, this can be a health-care opportunity, says JoAnne Pag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267482014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126748@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:14:03 MDT Texas prisons address heat with football fans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58097555-68/texas-heat-prison-inmates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58097555-68/texas-heat-prison-inmates.html.csp">Texas prisons address heat with football fans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL GRACZYK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T20:11:20.865-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 08:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Huntsville, Texas • The nation’s most populous prison system, facing legal actions and criticism about inmates having to endure oppressive Texas summer heat, is looking to make conditions a bit more bearable at seven state lockups by installing cooling systems similar to those seen on the sidelines of early-season football games. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials insist the new cooling devices are not in response to numerous lawsuits alleging triple-digit temperature readings insid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58097555@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:11:20 MDT Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58091576-68/prison-assault-harvey-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58091576-68/prison-assault-harvey-teacher.html.csp">Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB CHRISTIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 07:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • A teacher at an Arizona prison was alone in a room full of sex offenders before being stabbed and sexually assaulted by a convicted rapist, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press about an attack that highlighted major security lapses at the facility. The attack occurred Jan. 30 at the Eyman prison’s Meadows Unit, which houses about 1,300 rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders. The teacher was administering a high school equivalency test to about a half-dozen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580915762014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T19:28:01.725-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58091576@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:01 MDT Unsealed documents show problems at Denver jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068643-68/rumer-denver-hunter-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068643-68/rumer-denver-hunter-police.html.csp">Unsealed documents show problems at Denver jail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirk mitchell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T15:21:45.861-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 03:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Despite objections from Denver city officials, a federal judge on Thursday unsealed police internal affairs records after determining that a police investigation “smacks of a scam.” The documents describe a Denver jail pod out of control with a sheriff’s deputy routinely viewing pornography and drinking on the job, directing inmates to assault each other and settling scores with inmates he didn’t like. The documents stem from a case filed by a former Denver jail inmate who said he was b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068643@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:21:45 MDT 273 Utah State Prison inmates graduate high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056083-78/utah-inmates-prison-close.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056083-78/utah-inmates-prison-close.html.csp">273 Utah State Prison inmates graduate high school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T09:52:44.657-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • After the diplomas were distributed and tassels turned from left to right, South Park Academy graduates walked past rows of friends and family, out the door into the morning sun. The celebration was brief. There would be no graduation party or backyard barbecue to laud their achievements. Instead, for the 273 inmates who received their high school diplomas at the Utah State Prison on Wednesday, they would return to their cells, to their routines, to their lives behind bars. So much wou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056083@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:52:44 MDT