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1 year 4 months ago

Boulder County Jail inmate hangs himself in cell

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old Boulder County Jail inmate facing menacing, assault and auto theft charges hanged himself in his cell. Cmdr. Rick Brough with the county sheriff's office says deputies checked on the inmate about 26 minutes before finding him unresponsive and not breathing at about...

1 year 11 months ago

Inmate says he's too obese for execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying he's too heavy for the state's lethal injection process. Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago. He says his weight, vein access,...

2 years 9 months ago

Inmate dies in Sterling

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Department of Corrections officials say an inmate has been found dead in his cell at the Sterling Correctional Facility. The inmate was found around 4:15 a.m. Friday. His name wasn't immediately released. The death is under investigation.

2 years 11 months ago

Inmate saves woman from dog attack

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities will take three days off a New Jersey inmate's sentence after he rescued an animal shelter worker from a pit bull attack. Justin Peggs was working off a 45-day sentence for assault at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption...

2 years 11 months ago

Supermax inmate dies

A 73 year old inmate at the Supermax prison in Florence has died in his cell. Leroy Schweitzer was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. A statement released by Bureau of Prisons says that Schweitzer's death appears to have been from natural causes....

3 years 2 months ago

Inmate accused of stabbing 2 with sewing scissors

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An inmate at Mesa County Community Corrections is accused of stabbing two staff members with sewing scissors. Twenty-two-year-old Paul Savage was booked into the county jail Friday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras says the stabbing happened...

3 years 3 months ago

Inmate deaths under investigation

DENVER (AP) - The deaths of two inmates found dead in their cells in separate jails in Denver and Aurora Saturday are under investigation. In Denver, a 51-year-old male was found dead in his cell at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play...

3 years 4 months ago

Larimer County inmate found dead

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 31-year-old inmate in the Larimer County Jail. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department says the prisoner was found unresponsive in a restroom Wednesday afternoon after saying he felt ill while working in the jail kitchen. The Denver Post reports that he...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo jail allows video visits

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is now allowing prisoners to visit with relatives using an internet video link. Two years ago, the Pueblo County Jail installed a state of the art, internet based, video visitation system from a Texas company called VizVox. It became apparent the system could be...

4 years 1 week ago

Public meeting planned on Colorado escape

Colorado prison officials are holding a community meeting in Sterling to discuss the escape of an inmate from a maximum-security prison there. Department of Corrections Director Ari Zavaras and other department executives will attend the meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Douglas Alward was...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Alaska inmate dies in Colorado prison

Alaska corrections officials say an Alaska inmate has died while being held in a private prison in Colorado. The Anchorage Daily News reports the inmate died Sunday at Hudson Correctional Facility. Colorado officials are investigating the death of the 44-year-old man. His identity hasn't been released pending notification...

4 years 1 month ago

Escape reported at Sterling jail

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling. The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being...

4 years 1 month ago

Inmate eats eye glasses

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota inmate was not afraid of making a spectacle of himself when he grabbed another suspect's glasses and started to eat them. Burleigh County Sheriff's Maj. Les Witkowski says the 42-year-old inmate at the county detention center became frustrated Aug. 1 when he...

4 years 1 month ago

'What gall!' Inmate sues his crime victims

A Florida inmate has filed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in damages from three men who caught him red-handed with a stolen bicycle, claiming they roughed him up, according to a newspaper report. Michael Dupree is serving a 12-year sentence for burglary and cocaine possession stemming from a 2007 break-in...

4 years 2 months ago

Pueblo chain gang starts operation

Pueblo County work crews are back for the summer, using labor provided by county jail inmates. Started in 2003, the program was discontinued after Sheriff Kirk Taylor was elected and now reinstated. The goal is trash pick-up and beautification of Pueblo County. Select inmates make up the Chain...

4 years 4 months ago

Shackles could be limited during inmate deliveries

Colorado lawmakers are considering limiting the use of shackles on female inmates during childbirth. The state Senate gave initial approval to the legislation Tuesday. Republicans backed it even though Democrats refused to include language stating that the limits would also help the babies of inmates. Guards will sometimes handcuff one...

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