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Confessions Of A Maximum Security Prison Guard

Confessions Of A Maximum Security Prison Guard

By Paul Szoldra Life behind bars is a challenge for prisoners serving time, but they aren't the only ones in maximum security prisons dealing with stress. Corrections officers responsible for overseeing prisons work in one of the most stressful and hazardous jobs in the U.S. -- topping the list of occupations... Read More »

Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

By Vivian Giang It takes a special kind of person to provide health care for accused murderers, rapists, and drug addicts. But these doctors do, in some cases, receive "better pay, better hours, retirement benefits, and free malpractice insurance," Parija B. Kavilanz has reported on CNN. "Typically a salaried... Read More »

Alabama Prison Guards Routinely Sexually Abused Inmates, Report Alleges

Alabama Prison Guards Routinely Sexually Abused Inmates, Report Alleges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A prisoner's rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to look into allegations that guards at an Alabama women's prison are sexually abusing the inmates incarcerated there. The Equal Justice Initiative filed the complaint on Thursday, claiming that guards at the Tutwiler Prison... Read More »

A New Career Option For Ex-Cons: White-Collar Jail-Prep Tutor

A New Career Option For Ex-Cons: White-Collar Jail-Prep Tutor

By Eamon Murphy, DailyFinance From insider trading to getting ready for life "on the inside" -- The Wall Street Journal reports that convicted white-collar criminals are increasingly paying for prison prep from former inmates. Read More »

Policewoman Goes To Jail Because She Couldn't Be Bothered To Arrest A Suspect

Policewoman Goes To Jail Because She Couldn't Be Bothered To Arrest A Suspect

Prison is an unfortunate place to spend a year, especially if you've dedicated your life to law enforcement. But that is the fate of Constable Michele Selby, who failed to detain a man who appeared to be breaking into a Chinese restaurant in Dunbartonshire, U.K., because she had other stuff to do. Read More »

Man Goes to Jail to Get Health Care Benefits. Should You?

Man Goes to Jail to Get Health Care Benefits. Should You?

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealth and now, the Big House? When 59-year-old James Verone was let go from his job as a deliveryman for Coca-Cola three years ago, he of course simultaneously found himself without health care, given America's system of employer-based coverage. At an age that made full... Read More »

Jail In My Backyard?  Sure, If It Creates Jobs

Jail In My Backyard? Sure, If It Creates Jobs

Cities across America struggling with high unemployment rates will welcome just about any influx of jobs - even if that means hosting alleged killers. Several U.S. towns are begging federal officials for a chance to become home to Guantanamo detainees currently being held in Cuba. The clock is ticking -... Read More »

Out of Prison, Out of a Job, Out of Luck

Out of Prison, Out of a Job, Out of Luck

Ex-convicts are 'at the back of the line' in their struggle to find work during the recession. It's a burden Gregory Headley feels all too well. By Aaron Smith If you think it's tough getting a job during a recession, imagine what it's like for an ex-convict. Gregory Headley, 29, knows exactly what it's... Read More »

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