Former Deputy Warden at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Inmate

Melvin Hilson, 50, a former deputy warden at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for violating an inmate’s civil rights in 2016.


Justice Department Secures Settlement Agreement with the Indiana State Nursing Board Addressing Discrimination Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Indiana State Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) to resolve claims it violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Federal Prison Chaplain Sentenced for Sexual Assault and Lying to Federal Agents

James Theodore Highhouse, 50, a former chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was sentenced today in federal court in the Northern District of California to 84 months in prison followed by five years of supervised released for repeatedly sexually abusing an incarcerated female and then lying to federal agents about his misconduct.


Former West Virginia Police Officer and Firefighter Sentenced for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Christopher Osborne, 26, a former firefighter and police officer, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, to 14 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and registration as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.


Former Eastern Kentucky Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Restrained Inmate

Jeffery T. Havens, 27, a former Eastern Kentucky Correctional Center (EKCC) officer from West Liberty, Kentucky, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge David Bunning, to one count of depriving an inmate of his civil rights.