August 18, 2005 |
The 82nd Airborne Division is sending about 700 soldiers to Iraq to provide extra security for detainees, whose numbers have doubled over the last year, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., has begun preparing to deploy over the next two months. It will be the battalion's second tour in Iraq. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the deployment did not indicate any decision had been made to increase U.S.
July 23, 2000 |
Jose Uribe lasted only two days in the Los Angeles County jail before the Mexican Mafia ordered him murdered for being a rata, a snitch. Three witnesses who identified the alleged killers will also be killed, prosecutors insist, if the prison gang learns their names.
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May 3, 2000 |
Janice Cooper's son got slashed in the face so deeply he could see bone. Evelyn Womack's son was stabbed in the back with a homemade blade. Jennifer Usher's son was jumped by 15 men and beaten with lunch trays. Half a dozen mothers of inmates housed in Los Angeles County's Castaic jails spoke out Tuesday against conditions they say leave African American inmates vulnerable to attack. The women talked of their sons as if they were still boys and detailed their suffering in emotion-choked voices.
February 25, 2000 |
Fearing outbreaks of similar racial conflicts in other prisons, authorities put California's 33 adult prisons on security alert in the wake of the bloody Pelican Bay melee that ended with guards shooting prisoners to quell the disturbance, officials said Thursday.
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January 28, 2000 |
Federal prisoner Hung "Henry" Thanh Mai, the convicted killer of an Orange County CHP officer, has been held in Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles under some of the most extreme security in the country, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Because Mai has a history of violating prison rules and court orders, his cell light is on 24 hours a day, he cannot make phone calls, he is denied any writing instruments and he cannot flush his toilet.
October 23, 1998 |
Jeremy Strohmeyer has been placed in administrative segregation at the Ely State Prison to begin serving a life sentence for killing a young girl in a Nevada casino. Strohmeyer was not placed in the general inmate population, but in his own cell in a special secured section designed "for people who have security issues," Glen Whorton, chief of classification for the Nevada Department of Prisons, said Thursday.