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Orphanage Owner Denies Claim Dead Girl Had Eating Trouble

Police say Wesley Mathews claimed his daughter Sherin was malnourished

(Newser) - The Texas father charged in the death of his 3-year-old adopted daughter has been placed on suicide watch in a Dallas County jail, the Houston Chronicle reports. Police say 37-year-old Wesley Mathews originally told them his daughter Sherin disappeared at 3am Oct. 7 after he put her outside for refusing... More »

Castro Had Been on Suicide Watch Through June

Ohio to conduct 2 reviews, one customary, one specific to Castro

(Newser) - Ariel Castro wasn't on suicide watch when he hanged himself on Tuesday , but he had been previously. Much of the media—as well as Ohio's prison system—is still asking why and how, with much of the focus zeroing in on why he wasn't on suicide watch.... More »

Guards Tase, Tie Down American Sniper Suspect

Eddie Ray Routh lashes out in jail: authorities

(Newser) - Police got rough with the alleged killer of US sniper Chris Kyle last night, Tasering him in his jail cell and tying him to a chair, ABC News reports. Authorities say guards at the central Texas jail Tasered Eddie Ray Routh , 25, when he refused to return his dinner tray,... More »

Holmes in Solitary; Inmates Talk of 'Killing Him'

Suspected 'Dark Knight' killer kept on suicide watch

(Newser) - Suspected Dark Knight killer James Holmes was acting erratically when put behind bars and placed on suicide watch yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. “He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,” said a fellow Colorado inmate. “He's spitting at everything. Dude... More »

In Jail, Sandusky Faces Taunts, Suicide Watch

Was taunted by fellow prisoners during his last jail stint

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky is back behind bars and again on suicide watch following his conviction Friday of sexually abusing 10 boys. And he's probably not having a great time at the Centre County Correctional Facility, where he also spent a night in December before being released on bail: The Daily... More »

Etan Patz Suspect Under Suicide Watch

Pedro Hernandez taken to hospital

(Newser) - The suspect arrested in Etan Patz's disappearance and accused of the boy's murder was put under suicide watch last night, the New York Times reports. Pedro Hernandez was continually watched until 5:30am, at which time he was transferred to Bellevue Hospital Center, an official says. The official... More »

IMF Chief On Suicide Watch

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has wing of Rikers Island to himself

(Newser) - It's a long way from the hotel suites he's used to, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn still has plenty of space to himself. The IMF chief is being held at Rikers Island on sexual assault charges in an empty 14-cell wing of the massive jail, reports AP . He has been... More »

In 11-Page Letter, Manning Writes of Naked Humiliation

He's forced to stand nude as guards walk past him, he writes

(Newser) - Bradley Manning has released an 11-page letter describing his treatment at Quantico's brig in his own words for the first time. The alleged WikiLeaker says he has been “left to languish under the unduly harsh conditions of max custody,” and complains that being placed on Prevention of Injury... More »

Why Is Manning Being Forced to Strip Each Night?

It all started with a 'sarcastic quip,' his lawyer writes

(Newser) - Bradley Manning has been forced to sleep naked for three consecutive nights, his lawyer wrote yesterday on his website , and the practice is expected to continue “indefinitely.” The official reason? Manning is on “prevention of injury” watch and must strip nightly for his own safety. The real... More »

Manning Forced to Strip in Jail: Lawyer

He alleges prison mistreatment, calls it purely 'punitive'

(Newser) - Bradley Manning’s lawyer is accusing the military of mistreating his client, saying that he was forced to spend two days virtually naked in his cell after the Army placed him on suicide watch against the recommendation of the jail’s forensic psychiatrist. Manning was confined to his cell around... More »

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