Computer system errors accidentally released more than 450 inmates with "a high risk of violence" from California prisons. What might be even worse is that no attempt has been made to return any of them back to prison.
The worry over allowing prison inmates the use of cell phones is usually that they'll call in murder jobs on the outside or fashion an old StarTAC into a shank. But prisons across Georgia employed contraband phones for civil disobedience.
A university professor has invented a computer program with crystal ball powers, only its channel is tuned purely to predicting the probability of murders—specifically, if inmates at a Pennsylvanian prison will ever kill again.
The Senate has passed the Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009—allowing authorities to jam cellphone signals inside prisons.
The Australian government might have come up with the most brilliant prison plan ever: use hardened criminals to churn out replicas of science fiction props, and then sell them on eBay. Sadly, they aren't using the money to fund the development of robot prison guards — all proceeds are going to charity. The fools. Why…