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Arrested Guard Likened Inmates to 'Puppies'

Prison a tough place to work, he told interviewer 15 years ago

(Newser) - Gene Palmer, the guard accused of delivering hacksaw blades in frozen meat to aid the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat, cared for the Clinton Correctional Facility about as much as Johnny Cash cared for San Quentin, according to an interview unearthed by NBC News . In 2000, Palmer was... More »

Guard Charged in Escape Took Paintings From Convict

Gene Palmer says it was all an innocent mistake

(Newser) - A prison guard has now been charged in connection with the great escape from a New York prison. The accused is Gene Palmer, whose name surfaced Tuesday in reports that he delivered hacksaw blades hidden inside frozen hamburger meat to escapee Richard Matt. Palmer, 57, who has been on paid... More »

New York Hired Prison Guards With Gang Ties

Others had psych problems or criminal histories

(Newser) - So just how did things get so bad at Rikers Island, with guards there accused of the systemic abuse of inmates? One big reason is that the state has been hiring people who have no business being guards, reports the New York Times . Applicants with gang affiliations, criminal histories, close... More »

Guard Made Inmates Play Patty-Cake, Hug: DA

Joseph Mullen charged with harassment

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania prison guard could find himself behind bars after prosecutors say he made rather bizarre requests of inmates. Prosecutors say Joseph Mullen, 28, told inmates at Bucks County Correctional Facility on numerous occasions he would let them out of their cells early if they exposed themselves. Another time, prosecutors... More »

32 Fla. Prison Guards Fired After Inmate Deaths

Prisoners at 4 state prisons died because of abuse, misconduct: allegations

(Newser) - Nearly three dozen guards for Florida's state prison system have been fired for alleged misconduct or abuse after inmate deaths at four different facilities, the Miami Herald reports via the AP . Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said in a statement on Friday that the goal of the mass... More »

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