Former Death Row Inmate Granted Life in Resentencing Hearing after 27 Years: Shocking Twist in Notorious Liberty City Case

MIAMI (AP) — In a stunning turn of events, Tavares Calloway, the convicted killer who was sentenced to death in 2010 for a heinous crime, has been given a chance at life. After a resentencing hearing on Thursday night, a jury recommended Calloway be sentenced to life in prison instead. The decision came 14 years after he was released from death row. The brutal crime took place in 1997 in a Liberty City apartment, where Calloway stormed in and subjected five men to a horrifying ordeal. He tied them up, taped their mouths shut, and … Read more

Federal Judge Upholds $3.5 Million Award to Inmate Mistreated by Colorado Prisons

Denver, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Corrections’ bid to reduce a $3.5 million jury award to an incarcerated man with disabilities has been rejected by a federal judge. The inmate, Jason Brooks, sued the department for violating his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Judge S. Kato Crews denied the government’s motion to reduce the jury’s verdict, stating that there was sufficient evidence to support the award. Brooks, who suffered from ulcerative colitis, a condition that caused him to use the bathroom frequently, sought reasonable accommodation from the prison officials. He requested … Read more

Juvenile Inmate Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Abuse at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. – A man who was incarcerated as a juvenile in Oregon has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging sexual abuse at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The lawsuit specifically names former Oregon Youth Authority drug counselor Emily Echtenkamp, who is already facing charges of sexual misconduct related to the alleged abuse. The lawsuit also accuses five other employees of turning a blind eye to the abuse. According to the man’s lawyer, Norah Van Dusen, the allegations assert that Echtenkamp engaged in sexual abuse while the man was in custody, and that … Read more

Former Inmate Accuses Mississippi Prison System of Negligence and Chemically Induced Breast Cancer in Groundbreaking Lawsuit

Jackson, Mississippi – Susie Balfour, a former inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was denied proper medical care and exposed to cancer-causing chemicals while in prison. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the southern district of Mississippi, accuses the companies that provided healthcare services to the Mississippi Department of Corrections of negligence. Balfour, who served a 30-year sentence for manslaughter, claims that she began experiencing painful lumps in her breasts in 2011. Despite a mammogram showing possible signs of breast cancer, she was denied the recommended … Read more