"The Federal Bureau of Prisons reviewed and denied inmate Kwame Kilpatrick for home confinement," read a Tuesday statement.
"Kwame Kilpatrick's punishment of a 28-year sentence did not fit the crime," said Reverend Keyon S. Payton, National Director Community Outreach and Engagement for Ebony Magazine.
What if we afforded the same compassion to people who aren't white, rich and well connected? People like Anthony Swain.
District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said the 37-year-old's "self-described altruistic intentions" do not not provide a legal basis to grant an early release.
Partners with Alliance for Safety and Justice teamed up with musician G Herbo to address one correctional institution's desperate need for supplies.
The Federal Medical Center Fort Worth prison now has a total of 627 confirmed cases out of roughly 1,463 inmates.
Data released this week by the Federal Bureau of Prisons shows that more than a third of the inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 are located in one Southern California prison.
"While I surely understand the need to transfer prisoners from time to time, now—in the midst of this pandemic—seems unwise and unnecessary," Governor Justice wrote Friday.
"I am not guilty of defying any orders," Spell said Tuesday. "The only thing I am guilty of is practicing my faith which was given to me by Jesus Christ himself."
Reports indicate that more than 2,900 of Ohio's 11,602 coronavirus cases have been identified among inmates and staff at state and federal correctional facilities.
At least 115 inmates in California have been infected with COVID-19.
Stone is expected to report to prison to serve his term within two weeks, despite his "underlying health problems."
Stone, who is currently on bond, was convicted in 2019 of obstructing a Congression investigation.
The attack took place at the Cook County Jail in Chicago when a guard delivering breakfast let a detainee out to get a glass of water.
James Little, 40, was released from Rikers Island in New York after being incarcerated for strangulation earlier in the month.
More than 100 inmates at a facility in Washington state created a disturbance over an outbreak of Covid-19 in a low-security wing of the prison. Prisoners began to demonstrate in the recreation yard at Monroe Correctional Complex on April 8, setting off fire extinguishers.
The city and state correctional programs have taken some proactive measures to reduce the risk of transmission, such as by limiting or suspending visitations.
"It's mostly because I've been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone here is gay," the talk-show host joked during a recent segment.
The judge rejected Kelly's request to be released citing that he is not at high risk, nor has he demonstrated that he is not a flight risk.
"Because of the nature of prisons (no social distancing whatsoever!), once the coronavirus enters the prison system, it will spread quickly, infecting inmates and staff throughout the state," an email read.
The ACLU sued the D.C. Department of Corrections Monday for alleged "flagrant disregard of basic public health measures to limit the spread and severity of a COVID-19 outbreak inside the D.C. Jail."
He is apparently categorized as a "high-risk" case.
"Eight have been identified with symptoms and have been moved also to isolation within the communicable disease unit," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Walter Ogrod, 55, has spent almost 28 years behind bars for the murder of a four-year-old girl, but the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office recently filed a request for his release after determining he is "likely innocent."
Up to 1,000 prisoners in Brazil escaped Monday after learning that their planned temporary Easter release had been cancelled over fears of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.
New York has now surpassed Washington state in having the most cases nationwide.
Francesco Basentini, head of Italy's prison administration, confirmed in a TV interview that three prisoners died inside a jail during the riot.
Humans of New York captured fans on Instagram and Facebook with a love story filled with drama, twists and turns in an 11-part series.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office said the "illegally made jail house alcohol" had been found during a search at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California.
After escaping from Belgium's Turnhout Prison in December, former inmate Oualid Sekkaki taunted the facility's directors by sending them a postcard gloating about his successful getaway.