Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Convict sues for good food, soft beds and ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue

Convicted double murderer, Johan Gillette of Eugene, Oregon, was extremely dissatisfied with the conditions in the Lane County jail. After beating his father and father’s girlfriend to death with a wrench for evicting him, Gillette spend 19 months there, during which time he claims to have been denied certain essential creature comforts.

The crazy places inmates hide stuff on and in their persons

It’s not just what prisoners choose to hide and and where, in some cases it’s also the sheer volume of objects jailers find during body-cavity searches that is truly stunning, anything from guns to grenades, to yes, even MP3 players and headphones.

Jail reviews to read before you get all crazy this weekend

Nothing is exempt from being rated and reviewed in this social media frenzied world, not even jail. Though inmates usually aren’t offered internet while in the big house, many log in as soon as they’re free to offer their two cents about the incarceration experience. Here are eight reviews of jails around the United States.

Check out this prison care package “superstore”

Inspired by a personal experience trying to send his brother in prison a care package, an entrepreneur started Sendapackage.com to make it easier for families and inmates to get shoes, food and other permitted items into prison.

Trouble at Home? $25 Will Get Your Kid Hauled Off to Jail for the Night

Is your child constantly causing trouble? Are you worried that they’ll end up in jail? If you live in South Carolina’s Chester or Richland Counties, you can send your kids to jail before they wind up there themselves.

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