Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Inmate who hid stash in butt, then mouth, later beat man for farting

Terrence Lewis, 32, may have turned himself in on various outstanding warrants, but he wasn’t going to make jail easy. On entry, he was caught with contraband in his butt, which isn’t unusual, so guards check each prisoner carefully. When caught, however, most people: A) deny, B) confess, or sometimes do both. Lewis, it seems, chose option C).

Slideshow: Prisoners’ dilemma

Imprisonment may stop the criminal from threatening society, but it doesn’t stop the criminal. A look at some crimes that occurred behind the barbed-wire fences of the Big House.

15 things you never knew about prison

There are plenty of myths about prisons and prison life, fueled by television shows such as Orange is the New Black and Oz. But what’s it really like behind bars?

Slideshow: Serial killers killed in prison

Killed for their choice of victim, for snitching, or for just being rude, these serial killers avoided the death penalty, only to be cut down by fellow inmates.

France: Trial Begins for Mother in Son’s Jail Rape by Stepfather

It’s pretty clear that parents can do some really callous, cruel and evil things to their children, and that the young age of a child will not always save them from the ones whose role it is to protect and raise them. This story, however, takes the cake. Not only in forcing us to ask how a mother cold do such a thing, but also how in the world could it have happened during a supervised jail visit?

Man Killed Hours Before Release From Prison

Convict Michael Ferrara was anxiously awaiting freedom after serving four years for credit card theft. He was scheduled to be freed the next day, but Ferrara never made it out of prison alive.

Charles Manson’s Cellphone Troubles

Charles Manson wants to reach out and touch people … from prison. The 78-year-old cult leader has been busted with cell phones in his prison cell twice already. This week, a Manson devotee was arrested for trying to smuggle another yet another phone to Manson behind bars.

‘Angry, Repulsive,’ Expensive Prisoner Freed on Medical Parole

A San Diego appeals court has ordered the release of convicted rapist and quadriplegic Steven Martinez because keeping him in prison costs too much, and he is expected to live another 20 years. The parole board initially denied his medical parole stating that even paralyzed he remains a threat to the public capable of using others to carry out his threats.

South Dakota Executes Guard Killer Eric Roberts

South Dakota inmate Eric Roberts was executed Monday night for the 2011 murder of a prison guard during an attempted escape. Roberts had pleaded guilty to the murder, requested the death penalty, and told the judge that his only regret was that he hadn’t killed more guards.

Man Sues Denver Over Jail Assault, Scalded Genitals

Jamal Hunter has filed a Complaint and Jury Demand against the City of Denver and several of its deputies for doing nothing in the face of the extreme abuse he suffered at the hands of inmates and deputies while incarcerated at the jail for a misdemeanor offense.

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