Prisons Yank Electronic Tablets Over Security Concerns

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Scarcely eighteen months after state prison authorities began distributing 19,000 “free” electronic tablets to state prisoners, the devices have been confiscated and the services they provided suspended. A Department of Corrections spokesman blamed “unforeseen security issues” for the disruption of the program. Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Scarcely eighteen months after state prison authorities began distributing 19,000 “free” electronic tablets to state prisoners, the devices have been confiscated and the services they provided suspended. A Department of Corrections spokesman blamed “unforeseen security issues” for the disruption of the program. Westword has the story.

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Why Mentally Ill Man Has Spent Eight Months in Jail for Spitting

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A mentally ill man has been in jail since February because he spit on a police officer. As a result, he hasn’t received restorative treatment for his condition in eight months, with no end in sight. This is why. Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A mentally ill man has been in jail since February because he spit on a police officer. As a result, he hasn’t received restorative treatment for his condition in eight months, with no end in sight. This is why. Westword has the story.

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Ten-Year Fight to Stop Mentally Ill From Being Warehoused in Jails

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: According to attorney Iris Etyan, her state has been warehousing the mentally ill in jails for months at a time without bothering to evaluate their condition or ordering any treatment that might help them. Even worse, she says, the situation has dragged on for years. Westword has the story.

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: According to attorney Iris Etyan, her state has been warehousing the mentally ill in jails for months at a time without bothering to evaluate their condition or ordering any treatment that might help them. Even worse, she says, the situation has dragged on for years. Westword has the story.

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Inside $41 Million Settlement for Prisoners With Hepatitis C

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state will spend $41 million over two years to provide life-saving drugs to 2,200 prisoners who’ve been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C. The move settles a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, which accused the state of delaying or denying treatment for prisoners battling the potentially deadly virus because […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state will spend $41 million over two years to provide life-saving drugs to 2,200 prisoners who’ve been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C. The move settles a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, which accused the state of delaying or denying treatment for prisoners battling the potentially deadly virus because [...]

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Jail Nearly Let Inmate Jeremy Laintz Die to Prove He Was Faking Illness, Suit Claims

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit claims the medical staff at county detention center was so sure inmate Jeremy Laintz was faking an illness, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that they nearly let him die. And while he lived through his ordeal after he was placed in a medically induced coma […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit claims the medical staff at county detention center was so sure inmate Jeremy Laintz was faking an illness, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that they nearly let him die. And while he lived through his ordeal after he was placed in a medically induced coma [...]

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What Led to George Roloff’s Daring Escape and Recapture

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted [...]

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Jeffrey Lillis and Three Horrific, Easily Preventable Jail Deaths

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Jeffrey Lillis was a former heroin addict who died of pneumonia in county jail. The case is one of three current complaints in the state regarding inmate deaths at facilities that contract health-care services to private corporations attorney David Lane accuses of putting profits ahead of proper care. Westword has the […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Jeffrey Lillis was a former heroin addict who died of pneumonia in county jail. The case is one of three current complaints in the state regarding inmate deaths at facilities that contract health-care services to private corporations attorney David Lane accuses of putting profits ahead of proper care. Westword has the [...]

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Transgender Inmate and Rape Victim Ordered Into the Hole After New Threats

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The life of inmate Lindsay Saunders-Velez, a nineteen-year-old transgender woman, has been a living hell since she was transferred from a center for juvenile females to a men’s prison. Even though she’s been raped twice in a matter of months, Department of Corrections officials refuse to transfer her […]

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The life of inmate Lindsay Saunders-Velez, a nineteen-year-old transgender woman, has been a living hell since she was transferred from a center for juvenile females to a men’s prison. Even though she’s been raped twice in a matter of months, Department of Corrections officials refuse to transfer her [...]

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Lawsuit: Jacqueline Bickford’s Jailers Knew She Was Suicidal but Let Her Die

Reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit maintains that employees at a county jail knew 31-year-old inmate Jacqueline Bickford was suicidal but ignored her medical needs for days prior to her death by hanging inside her cell. It’s at least the third suit this decade against the county over alleged institutional misconduct at the facility, with […]

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit maintains that employees at a county jail knew 31-year-old inmate Jacqueline Bickford was suicidal but ignored her medical needs for days prior to her death by hanging inside her cell. It’s at least the third suit this decade against the county over alleged institutional misconduct at the facility, with [...]

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Lies, Punishment and the Case of the Jail Pencil “Attack”

Reading from the Voice Media empire: The deputy at the jail says a prisoner attacked him with a pencil. A video shows no such thing. But somehow, his superiors gave him nothing more than a wrist slap and say no one could say for certain that an attack didn’t take place. WTF? Westword has the story.

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Reading from the Voice Media empire: The deputy at the jail says a prisoner attacked him with a pencil. A video shows no such thing. But somehow, his superiors gave him nothing more than a wrist slap and say no one could say for certain that an attack didn’t take place. WTF? Westword has the story.

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