Update: Yesterday, Alan Prendergast reported on a supermax lawsuit alleging shocking mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. We've added a copy of the suit, plus photos of the facility and the imprisoned plaintiffs in the case. See it below following Prendergast's piece. Original post by Alan Prend ... More >>
Gruesome video footage taken at a Colorado federal penitentiary of two inmates taunting guards and mutilating the corpse of their cellmate won't be released to the news media any time soon -- even though the videos were shown in open court to two juries in a failed effort to obtain the death ... More >>
The dysfunctional high-security federal penitentiary in Florence has been the scene of all sorts of gang-related mayhem, from the grisly 1999 disembowelment of inmate Joey Estrella to the 2008 racial uprising in the yard, in which guards fired on brawling prisoners and killed two (as reported ... More >>
From the week of June 10, 2003
They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.
Federal prisoners' fight to get the word out reaches unprintable extremes.
Federal prison guards accused of beating inmates have their own support group -- the officers' union.
Trapped in a prison race war, Tony Francis had three choices: kill, snitch or run. He found another way out.
The Cowboys set up federal prisoners for beatings -- and blamed it all on the inmates.