Shake-Up, Probes Follow Summer Of Turmoil In NY Prisons

Yesterday, state prison officials named a new superintendent to head Fishkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. This latest shake-up follows allegations reported in the New York Times this month that corrections officers at the prison murdered a mentally ill inmate. It comes as New York’s prison officials already face a rash of scandals and […]

Secretly Depositing Money Into Inmate’s Account Costs Corrections Officer His Job

Joseph Greenawalt was employed at the Clarion County, Pennsylvania jail as a corrections officer. At the time of his termination, Greenawalt was 58 years old. Inmate Kelly Zacharias and Greenawalt met when Zacharias was incarcerated at the Clarion County jail. In December 2007, Zacharias began to tell Greenawalt about her lack of money. Greenawalt then […]