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Prison News | Washington D.C.

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Washington D.C.. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.

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Education & Rehabilitation

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Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

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Gangs in Prison

  • Jails are not the place for the mentally ill
    In the wake of two recent suicides at the D.C. jail, the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) must and will aggressively ensure that all available resources are devoted to preventing future occurrences. We are taking immediate steps to enhance suicide prevention protocols, including conducting a comprehensive review of all suicide prevention procedures and our mental health assessments......[more]

  • D.C. jail announces changes to reduce inmate suicides
    In the wake of two recent deaths behind bars, the head of the D.C. Department of Corrections Monday announced new changes to reduce the risk of suicides among inmates......[more]

  • Former guard becomes inmate
    Niyi Akinyosoye, indicted in 2002 in an FBI investigation into correctional guards taking bribes to smuggle cash and contraband for inmates, was detained last month by Canadian ...[more]

Health & Medical Treatment


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Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

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Prison Conditions & Corruption

  • Suicides Worry Experts At Big Jail in Capital
    WASHINGTON — Mike Johnson, 53, hanged himself in his cell at the Central Detention Facility here two weeks ago and died shortly after at the Prince George’s Hospital Center. On June 29, Walter Calloway, 42, hanged himself in his cell. Just two weeks before that, another inmate, Paul Mannina, 58, cut his throat and bled to death....[more]

  • D.C. jail announces changes to reduce inmate suicides
    In the wake of two recent deaths behind bars, the head of the D.C. Department of Corrections Monday announced new changes to reduce the risk of suicides among inmates......[more]

  • Former guard becomes inmate
    Niyi Akinyosoye, indicted in 2002 in an FBI investigation into correctional guards taking bribes to smuggle cash and contraband for inmates, was detained last month by Canadian ...[more]

Prison Life & Culture

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

Suicides in Prison

  • Jails are not the place for the mentally ill
    In the wake of two recent suicides at the D.C. jail, the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) must and will aggressively ensure that all available resources are devoted to preventing future occurrences. We are taking immediate steps to enhance suicide prevention protocols, including conducting a comprehensive review of all suicide prevention procedures and our mental health assessments......[more]

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

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