Top Stories

Tag: prison

Escaped New York Prisoners Update

Escaped New York Prisoners Update

| June 24, 2015

  DANNEMORA, N.Y. – It has been determined by authorities that the prison employee charged with helping two murderers escape from a New York prison smuggled tools to them by hiding the items in frozen hamburger meat. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wiley says Joyce Mitchell told investigators she put hacksaw blades and a screwdriver […]

Continue Reading

Official Says Prisons Safer Despite Recent Slaying

Official Says Prisons Safer Despite Recent Slaying

| March 7, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine official says prisons are safer than they were three years ago despite last week’s slaying of an inmate at the Maine State Prison. WMTW-TV reports that Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte says little could be done to prevent the murder of Micah Boland. Boland died after he […]

Continue Reading

Inmate Charged in Death of Fellow Inmate

Inmate Charged in Death of Fellow Inmate

| March 4, 2014

State Police today formally charged Richard Stahursky with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a fellow inmate at the Maine State Prison Friday afternoon.   Stahursky will make his first appearance in Knox County Superior Court Thursday at 1 pm,  and he continues to be held at the prison. Detectives , working with the […]

Continue Reading

Man Who Gave Illegal Tattoos Gets Jail Time

Man Who Gave Illegal Tattoos Gets Jail Time

| January 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A man who pleaded guilty to giving illegal tattoos to two 14-year-old girls in a motel room in Maine will spend three years in prison. The Portland Press Herald reports that 35-year-old Joshua Grant was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, with all but three years suspended and two […]

Continue Reading

Inmate Complains About Being Pepper-Sprayed

Inmate Complains About Being Pepper-Sprayed

| December 6, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine prison inmate has filed notice of a lawsuit against the state and the state prison in Windham because he was pepper-sprayed while restrained and left to suffer for more than 20 minutes. Paul Schlosser III, serving seven years for robbery, is currently at the prison in Warren, where his […]

Continue Reading