July 19, 1990 |
Three Holmesburg Prison inmates were arrested yesterday in the knifing death of a fellow prisoner Tuesday during a disturbance in Holmesburg's central rotunda. Police identified those arrested as John Haynes, 24, of the 5700 block of North 17th Street; Greg Richardson, 20, of the 5800 block of Larchwood Avenue, and Eric Rogers, 22, of the 2300 block of Mountain Street. Police said the three were charged with murder, possessing an instrument of crime, conspiracy and causing a riot in connection with the death of James Green, 29, of the 5900 block of Baltimore Avenue.
February 3, 1987 |
Robert Hanlon Jr. left Bucks County Prison nearly 15 months ago, but county officials remember him well - as their most expensive inmate. While incarcerated there in July 1985, he swallowed drugs that a visitor had smuggled into the prison and went into a coma for three months. His medical treatment cost the county $310,000. The bills are still being paid off. Tomorrow, the county commissioners are to vote on whether to pay the final doctor's bill for Hanlon's treatment. A $5,515 bill from a Philadelphia kidney specialist awaits their consideration.
June 12, 2008
IN HIS LETTER of June 7, inmate George S. Bussinger complained he had to pay exaggerated prices for goods and services while incarcerated (June 7). Guess what buddy, you're being fed and housed. You also get medical care, which is more than what some honest, hard-working people get out here in the free world. You get all those benefits thanks to taxpayers. If you don't want to pay $1 a minute for a phone call, then don't break the law. Niko Chan Philadelphia Depends on who tells the story Daily News readers are at it again - making poorly thought out statements in defense of the police caught beating those three men. It's getting tiresome.
March 11, 1992 |
A guard opened a gate. The inmate took his chance. But within hours yesterday, the escapee from the Burlington County Jail was apprehended. Police tracked Reginald H.T. Jones, 23, of New York City, through back yards in Mount Holly before capturing him in a homeowner's storage shed, they said. Wayne Muggleworth, acting warden of the jail, from which no prisoners had escaped since it opened in September 1989, said Jones had begun his adventure while assigned to kitchen detail.
June 6, 1986 |
The key prosecution witness planned a conspiracy to frame Wilfredo Santiago for the murder of Police Officer Thomas Trench, a Philadelphia Detention Center inmate testified yesterday. Frank Crutchley, a convicted burglar, contended that on June 5, 1985, fellow inmate Thomas Omer Brown urged him to invent a story in which Santiago confessed the murder, using details provided by Brown to assure authenticity. Two other inmates, Frank McAleese and Tyrone Bey, have told the FBI essentially the same story of Brown's attempt to frame Santiago, the Daily News has learned.
April 29, 2008 |
State police are investigating the death of an inmate found hanging in his cell in the State Correctional Institution at Somerset. Victor Hassine, 52, was found late Sunday. Officials at the state's Department of Corrections say staff attempted to resuscitate Hassine. Convicted in 1981, Hassine was serving a life sentence for a Bucks County murder. He had been in the Somerset prison since November 2004. A law school graduate, Hassine wrote the book, "Life Without Parole.
December 12, 1986 |
Graterford Prison and state Corrections Department officials yesterday defended the assignment of inmate Glenn Jordan to a kitchen job, saying that he had a spotless prison record from August 1983 until Tuesday's stabbing of two prison employees. Prison officials confirmed Wednesday that Jordan, a convicted murderer, was working in the kitchen despite his involvement in at least four other assaults since his imprisonment, three of them stabbings. The first of those was the stabbing of guard during a riot in Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison in 1970.
November 8, 1989 |
A Holmesburg Prison inmate contended in a federal court suit filed yesterday that he and other inmates were forced to run a gauntlet of guards who allegedly beat them with clubs and metal bars in the aftermath of the riot there on Oct. 28. Anthony Butler alleged in the suit that he had taken no part in the uprising, which resulted in injury to 114 inmates and 47 corrections officers, but was beaten anyway. "Butler looked down the long hallway toward Center Control and observed the corrections officers brutally beating each inmate who ran through," the suit states.
January 6, 2011 |
A prisoner accidentally released last month was picked up without incident Tuesday night and returned to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, prison officials announced yesterday. Prison officials admitted that a paperwork error led to the accidental release of Shamir Robinson, 21, on Dec. 20. Robinson was readmitted to CFCF at 9:13 a.m. yesterday after being picked up without incident from a relative's home. Robinson was released last month after a judge sentenced him to time served for a 2010 robbery.
July 8, 1988 |
A former Fort Dix Army sergeant bragged in jail that he was going to get away with his wife's slaying because he had made it look like suicide, a former cell mate testified yesterday. The inmate, Samuel Lillie, said in Burlington County Superior Court that the defendant, Kenneth W. Smith, also said he would run from authorities if the case against him was too strong. "The man just feels so confident he's going to get away with it," said Lillie, recalling the way Smith acted when the two shared a cell in August 1987.