Tag Archives: prison

Paul Manafort To Be Transferred To NYC’s Infamous Rikers Island, Solitary Confinement For Own Protection

The Daily Beast reports: The brutal prison on New York’s Rikers Island has been home to some of the most notorious criminals in the city’s history, from serial killer David Berkowitz to John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman—and now it’s set to add Paul Manafort to its rogues gallery. The former Trump campaign chairman—who was sentenced this year to four …

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Cohen Due To Report To “Cushy” Prison On Monday

The Associated Press reports: “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It’s not reality TV. It’s a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do time while playing bocce ball and noshing on rugelach. Otisville is …

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Pharma Douche Heads For Tougher Federal Prison

The New York Daily News reports: “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has been transferred out of his low-security prison and hauled back to Brooklyn after a report he was still running his business and tweeting with a contraband cell phone. Shkreli, 36, who’s serving seven years in a federal prison for defrauding investors, has been moved from the prison at Fort …

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Prison Tosses Pharma Douche Into Solitary Confinement

Forbes reports: The much-maligned pharmaceutical businessman and uber troll Martin Shkreli has been put in solitary confinement at Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, Forbes has been told by two sources with knowledge of the situation. That came after the Wall Street Journal described how he was using a contraband phone to run his pharma business from behind …

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Federal Prisons Bureau Investigates Pharma Douche For Secretly Running Business With Contraband Phone

The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S. Bureau of Prisons opened an investigation into pharmaceutical wunderkind Martin Shkreli’s behavior behind bars, a bureau spokesperson said Friday. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Mr. Shkreli, 35 years old, is largely running his former drug company, Phoenixus AG, from his prison cell in Fort Dix, N.J., via a contraband smartphone. Mr. …

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ALABAMA: Man Convicted In Infamous Torture Killing Of Gay Man Is Stabbed To Death By Fellow Prison Inmate

The Birmingham Herald reports: A 45-year-old man convicted in the 1999 hate crime murder of Billy Jack Gaither has been killed in an Alabama prison. Steven Eric Mullins [photo] was found unresponsive Feb. 26 at St. Clair Correctional Facility, Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced Monday. The Department of Corrections’ Investigations and Intelligence Division is filing capital murder charges against …

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Kentucky Cops Tweet Rape Joke During Super Bowl

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: Kentucky State Police made a joke Sunday about anal rape in an anti-drunk driving tweet tied to the Super Bowl. “Enjoy watching Rob Gronkowski (TE) play but if you drink & drive … your tight end may end up in jail!” the tweet said. Attached was a slow-motion gif of a bar of soap hitting …

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Trump Tweets Congratulations To His “Deplorables” For “MASSIVE Landslide Victory” On Anniversary Of Election

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated his supporters on the Wednesday anniversary of his historic victory in the 2016 election, calling them “deplorables” in a nod to former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The anniversary tweet came attached to a photo of the president with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump’s 13-day trip through Asia, including White …

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Junior Testifies Privately Before Senate Panel As Dem Senator Warns He Could Face “Years In Prison” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The oldest son of President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for a private interview with congressional staff about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr. made an opening statement of about 15 to 20 minutes before taking questions behind closed doors from staff members …

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David Clarke To Take Trump Administration Job

Politico reports: David Clarke, the controversial outgoing sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wis., is expected to take a job in the Trump administration, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Clarke resigned as sheriff on Thursday. A regular presence on Fox News, Clarke has become a well-known figure in conservative circles in recent years. He is also an avowed supporter …

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BREAKING: OJ Simpson Granted Parole

Moments ago OJ Simpson was granted parole by a unanimous vote of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. The Washington Post reports: The Hall of Famer reacted emotionally and with a smile as each of the four delivered their votes on whether he should be freed after serving nearly nine years of a nine-to-33-year sentence for 12 convictions, including kidnapping …

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No Early Release For Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott

Earlier this month convicted gay-basher Kathryn Knott petitioned for early release from prison because she’s been such a good girl while behind bars. That’s not gonna happen. Philadelphia Gay News reports: Knott’s attorney, Bill Brennan, told PGN he submitted to the court attestations from Riverside Correctional Facility, where Knott has been housed since her Feb. 8 sentencing, that she has …

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BRITAIN: Killers Of Gay Men Marry Each Other In Federal Prison Ceremony

Last month I reported that two British men convicted for murdering other gay men were to get married in a first for the prison system there. That ceremony took place on Saturday in a maximum security prison in Yorkshire. Mikhail Gallatinov, 40, and Marc Goodwin, 31, are serving life sentences in the same prison, both for violent and fatal hate …

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NEW YORK: Prison Guard Suspended After Facebook Threat To Shoot Gay Neighbors

A part-time corrections officer in a Buffalo suburb has resigned after his superiors were notified that he had posted a Facebook message in which he threatened to shoot his gay neighbors. He has also been suspended from his full-time job at the infamous Attica state prison. Via the Buffalo News: Richard “Rick” Pilarski Jr. resigned Saturday as a cell block …

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Pope To Lunch With LGBT Prisoners

Via the National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis reportedly will have lunch Saturday with about 90 prisoners, including 10 from a prison ward for transgender and gay prisoners and those who suffer from AIDS, as part of a visit to the southern Italian city of Naples. The prisoners won their spots after a raffle among some 1,900 detainees, according to a …

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BRITAIN: Gay-Bashing Murderer To Get Gay-Married In First For Prison System

A British killer convicted in a gay-bashing murder will marry a fellow murderer in a first for that nation’s prison system. Via the Daily Mail: Mikhail Ivan Gallatinov, 40, who was jailed in 1997 for what a judge labelled a ‘callous, chilling killing’, is to marry fellow prisoner Marc Goodwin. Goodwin, 31, was the leader of a gang that roamed …

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Charles Manson Gets Marriage License

When news of the engagement broke back in August, I wrote, “LGBT Americans cannot marry in 31 states – but Charles Manson can get married in prison.” What a difference the last few weeks have made. Manson, by the way, turned 80 last week and has been imprisoned for 43 years.

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MAP: What EU Nations Are Worst At

The categories for France, Denmark. and Romania are really dumb compared to the seriousness of the others. Visit Thrillist for a breakdown. A huge version of the map is here. (Via JMG reader Aaron)

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Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole

John Lennon’s killer was denied parole yesterday for the eighth time. According to the decision, “the panel has determined that if released at this time, there is a reasonable probability that you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law.” The panel added that “your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would …

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Charles Manson To Marry

LGBT Americans cannot marry in 31 states – but Charles Manson can get married in prison. Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson. Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she’s 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife, even though it isn’t official yet. “He filed for …

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