August 18, 2004 |
Jailed rapper Shyne, who signed a $3-million record deal and recorded part of his new album while in prison, has had his phone privileges revoked and is barred from conducting in-person interviews as authorities investigate whether he may have violated prison rules in making about 100 phone calls. Shyne (real name: Jamal Barrow) has been in great demand in the media with last week's release of "Godfather Buried Alive."
March 25, 2003 |
Japan's justice minister disciplined nine officials -- and docked her own pay -- for overlooking the alleged torture and death of a prison inmate. Mayumi Moriyama will give up three months of her pay to take responsibility for the ministry's handling of the 2001 incident in which a warden allegedly tortured and killed an inmate by aiming a water cannon blast at his buttocks while he was restrained in handcuffs. The warden was arrested last month.
October 8, 1988 |
Nine inmates who were supposed to be planting trees on a work detail had been cultivating marijuana and were arrested trying to smuggle 31 pounds of their crop into prison, state police said Friday. The drugs were found Tuesday in a vehicle returning the inmates from a forest near Jewell, Sgt. Michael D. Stephenson said.
August 29, 1987 |
Six convicted killers held 21 prison staff members hostage on the Italian island of Elba for a fourth day Friday with negotiators refusing the convicts' demands for a helicopter to fly them to freedom. "We are waiting for a sign of good will from the convicts," magistrate Antonino Costanzo told reporters on the island that once served as Napoleon's exile home. "We are doing all we can to avoid a massacre."
August 28, 1987
Negotiations with six convicted murderers holding 21 hostages at a prison on the Italian island of Elba stalled, despite pleas from relatives of the hostages for the government to comply with the inmates' demand for a getaway helicopter. The inmates seized the hostages Tuesday.
May 21, 1987
An Oakland prosecutor has urged that a man accused of murdering six people as they slept be shackled during his upcoming court appearances. Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeff Stark told Municipal Judge Vernon Moore that the defendant, David Welch, has a history of assaulting guards during previous confinements in state and county prisons and that he attacked two deputies May 12 when they were removing a food tray from his cell.