In 2013 four female prison guards were all found to have been impregnated by the same inmate.
In 2012 a Vermont State Police trooper discovered a pig-shaped spot in a cow in the logo on his patrol car. Inmates at a correctional facility were responsible for printing the decals.
In Texas, prison inmates have to pay $100 a year out of their personal account to see a doctor for a sickness that is not an emergency or a chronic illness. If they don’t have the money, half of all future funds deposited into their account are put towards the debt.
A man was once accidentally released from prison 90 years early due to clerical error. He then started building his life by getting a job, getting married, having kids, coaching youth soccer, being active in his church. Authorities realized the mistake 6 years later and sent him back to prison.
There was a fire at Ohio Penitentiary that killed 322 and injured 150 inmates. Some guards refused to unlock cells, so inmates overpowered guards and took their keys to rescue other prisoners.
Private-enterprise prisons have recognized that providing inmates with cable television can be a more economical method to keep them quiet and subdued than it would be to hire more guards.
A California prison inmate smuggled 2 boxes of staples, a pencil sharpener, sharpener blades, and 3 jumbo binder rings in his rectum, earning him the nickname “O.D.”—“Office Depot.”
There is a town in Brazil that powers its streetlights by having convicts pedal bicycles attached to generators.
There’s a town in Brazil that powers its streetlights by having convicts pedal bicycles attached to generators.