Tag: prison

Man awaiting trial for alleged murder of teen dies in prison beating

November 20, 2020
A man awaiting trial in Australia for allegedly murdering his teenage girlfriend was killed in a prison beating, local reports said Thursday. Zlatko Sikorsky, 37, was taken to a Brisbane hospital in critical condition last Tuesday after getting his head bashed during a brawl with another inmate. He spent several days on life support before

Minnesota teacher admits to sex with student, dodges prison time

November 14, 2020
A Minnesota teacher has dodged prison time for having sex with a 16-year-old student after telling the court that “personal” trauma impacted her judgement. According to The Sun, former Hermantown, Minnesota teacher Madeleine Schmaltz, 30 and of Saginaw, had already pleaded guilty to a count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to probation

Senators Criticize Guantánamo Prison Coronavirus Plan

August 16, 2020
This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.A group of Democratic senators said Friday that they were worried about the military’s ability to handle a coronavirus outbreak at the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, after the Pentagon told Congress that it could maintain just four of the 40 detainees

A Wrongfully Convicted Kansas Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison Is Awarded $1.5 Million

March 8, 2020
A Kansas man who spent over two decades in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit will be awarded $1.5 million for his wrongful conviction, according to the Kansas State Attorney General’s office. Lamonte McIntyre was convicted and sentenced to two terms of life in prison for the murders of Donald Ewing and Doniel…

African American Woman Going to Prison for Voting

September 9, 2018
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Sep 06, 2018 On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason, an African-American mom of three, went to the polls and voted. Hers became a provisional ballot, however, as she hadn’t been to her polling position near Citadel Price, Texas, for a couple of years. She had been in penitentiary for
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