Trial begins for three of six men accused of murder in prison homicide

...Wiley was the first of three men killed at the prison in the past five years, and one of 34 prison inmates and one prison guard killed in Georgia since 2010.Wiley wasn't the first inmate attacked and stabbed on Aug. 28, 2011. Earlier that...

Inmate claims roommate he killed at Augusta State Medical Prison wanted to die

An inmate who admitted to a prison guard that he had killed his roommate said he did so because the man was in pain and wanted to die.

Rants & Raves

...what he said about the people that abort babies, aren't Christians, either. HOW MANY LAW enforcement officers and prison guards does it take to find the guys that escaped in New York. They were on foot not in a spaceship. A BIG RAVE and THANK...

Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

...school graduates with jobs. Three were in college. Two worked in law enforcement ? a Columbia County jailer and prison guard.The youngest is 19-year-old Tyler Judkins, who was attending classes at Augusta Technical College and working...

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

...appellate wins in separate murder and kidnapping cases.In 1982, Owen won a federal appeal in a lawsuit against a prison guard who destroyed his typewriting table.Owen was paroled in 1983, according to an Asso cia ted Press article in November...

Evidence of prior fatal crime can be used during murder suspect's trial

...48-year-old Chris Lowerly.Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter said Monday that Tiraboschi approached a prison guard conducting the 3 a.m. head count to say that he choked Lowerly to death in an attempt to help him sleep.According...

No more cellblock 'selfies'

...smuggled in, usually by visitors getting past corrupt prison guards looking the other way or by the guards themselves...activities on the outside? And how many more corrupt prison guards and staff members have yet to be caught?Who knows...

Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

...detailing Gissendaner's transformation through faith into a positive role model who has aided troubled inmates and helped prison guards keep order.The clemency petition also included statements from two of Gissendaner's three children asking the parole...

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Comments from readers: A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR sued New York City saying the Riker's Island prison guards have a "deep-seated culture of violence toward young inmates." Why not speak the truth? The "young" inmates are the violence...

White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in South Carolina

...to argue about his daughter's ticket. When he showed up, the chief tried to arrest Bailey, a 6-foot-6 former prison guard.Prosecutors said Bailey marched back to his truck, and Combs tried to get inside to turn off the ignition. The two...