Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Jail’

New Legislation Would Limit Use of Solitary Confinement at D.C. Jail

The bill would place limitations on the District's use of solitary confinement generally and as means of discipline.

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The District is trying to get a court to appoint the city's most frequent 911 caller—she's [...]

Visitation Slights: How Two Policies Stack the Deck Against D.C. Inmates

Early in the morning on Dec. 4, 2012, Andre used a long-nosed revolver to rob a classmate with whom he’d had a long-standing beef. After holding up the victim on 5th Street NW, a few blocks away from Dunbar High School, Andre biked away with a SmarTrip card and a pair of pink Nike Foamposites [...]

Jail Inmate Pepper-Sprayed Over Fake Eyelashes, Lawsuit Claims

Fake hair and eyelashes can be great beauty tools outside the D.C. Jail. Inside, not so much. Failing to take them off inside the big house can have dire consequences, according to a lawsuit filed against the District by one former inmate.
On Oct. 1, 2011, inmate Tameka Fleming was being processed through the D.C. Jail [...]

In D.C. Jail, “Wizard of Oz” Isn’t Just a Movie

Remember D.C. Jail guard Jonathan Womble, busted in February after a drug-sniffing dog allegedly found pot in his locker? It always looked like the drugs were being smuggled in to inmates, but prosecutors confirmed that suspicion last week when they charged Greenbelt resident Joel Tillery with helping Womble get the drugs, the Examiner reports.
According to [...]

D.C. Jail Guard Caught in Alleged Worst Drug Smuggling Scheme

If you're going to smuggle drugs, it's best not to store them around drug-sniffing dogs. That's the kind of plan that has D.C. Jail officer Jonathan Womble now facing his own future behind bars.
On Tuesday morning, one of the jail's K-9 officers took his dog into the men's locker room, according to a statement from [...]

D.C. Inmate Who Says Shower Burned His Genitals Wants $1 Million

As if being imprisoned wasn't bad enough, a new lawsuit from a former Washington inmate alleges there's another threat lurking in Washington's correctional facilities: the showers.
Robert Morris was imprisoned at the Correctional Treatment Facility, a building  located next to the D.C. Jail that's run by the private Corrections Corporation of America, on Sept. 20, 2012. [...]

Video Visits Not So Popular With D.C. Jail Visitors

When Mayor Vince Gray cut the ribbon on the D.C. Jail's new Video Visitation Center last week, he said the new building would be more convenient for visitors. But when the center actually opened on Wednesday, visitors weren't convinced.
René Saunders, 41, couldn't even "visit" her fiance because his cellblock mates were protesting the new policy [...]

At D.C. Jail, Stabbing Isn’t Life-Threatening?

Raymond Roseboro was brutally stabbed five times last Friday in the D.C. Jail. His mother, Raylette Roseboro, says her son was "stabbed twice in the chest, once in the back, once in the shoulder and once in the forehead."
She also says that, at first, the jail kept her in the dark about the situation. City [...]

Fifth Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Feces Flinging Inmate

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that inmates disciplined by the Department of Corrections aren't protected from further criminal prosecution for the same offenses under the federal double jeopardy clause.
The court's decision stems from the rebellious behavior of one Travis Haney.
According to court papers:
While being held at the District of Columbia Jail pending trial in another [...]

D.C. Jail Deemed A Disgrace: Loose Lips Daily

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Inmate Teaches Defense Attorney How To Do His Job

WaPo just posted a curious story about a D.C. inmate who tried his own sexual assault case and won. The inmate had already been convicted of the rape and murder of a 77-year-old neighbor. But during a stint at the D.C. Jail, his cellmate accused him of sexual assault.
The inmate decided to try the case [...]

DOC Finally Responds To Mendo On Jail Assault Issue

On Feb. 22, City Desk reported that there had been six inmate-on-inmate stabbings at the D.C. Jail since November. We followed up to report that the Department of Corrections refused to offer their own statistics on the subject.
But the DOC still had to comply with At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson's request for data leading up to [...]

D.C. Jail Inmate: ‘Instead Of Being Correct I Am Being Corrupted’

This morning, Councilmember Phil Mendelson, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Corrections. Hopefully, Mendo will get some answers out of Director Devon Brown about all the stabbings at the D.C. Jail. Brown (pictured) has a decent reputation and there were high hopes for his tenure running [...]

Department Of Corrections Refuses To Say How Many Inmates Have Been Stabbed At The D.C. Jail

On Feb. 22, City Desk had reported that there had been at least six stabbings at the D.C. Jail since November. A few days prior to our post, we wrote the Department of Corrections with a simple request. We asked for the department's own figure on the number of stabbings since November.
On Feb. 18, the [...]