Tag: Prison

Green River Killer Gary Ridgway Denied Release Amid Coronavirus Concerns

One of the most prolific serial killers in American history has been denied a possible prison release, petitioned for in defense of his well-being. Gary Ridgway, dubbed the “The Green River Killer” after his initial victims were found in the Green River, was one of about 12,000 inmates who could have been eligible for release if a motion was passed, MyNorthwest reports. A lawsuit — filed in late March by Columbia Legal Services on behalf of five inmates — pleaded with the state […]

Grim Sleeper Found Dead In Cell

Lonnie D. Franklin Jr., the infamous ‘Grim Sleeper’ killer who was on San Quentin’s death row for the murders of nine women and one teenage girl in South Central Los Angeles, has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said the 67-year-old Franklin was found unresponsive in his cell around 7:20 pm. Saturday March 28th, 2020. He was pronounced dead a short time later. There was no evidence of trauma. The Marin County Coroner […]

After Being Released From Prison, 77-Year-Old Kills Again

Albert Flick killed his wife in 1979, then spent additional time behind bars for assaulting women on multiple occasions. Despite his violent history, he was freed one last time and killed Kimberly Dobbie in front of her sons last summer. Officials in Maine thought a 77-year-old man who’d previously served time for murdering his wife and assaulting several different women was too old to be dangerous. They were very wrong. Albert Flick was found guilty in […]

Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals. Most of us might not be aware of the ‘Pennsylvania System’! Well, to explain it, it was a system wherein the prisoners were dumped into solitude and at times, they were left to […]

Prison Escapee Carl Alfred Eder

In November of 1958, Thomas Pendergast was driving to El Cajon, California when he picked up a sixteen-year-old hitchhiker named Carl Alfred Eder. He felt sorry for the youth and let him stay with his family. On December 12, 1958, Thomas left for work, and during the day, Carl murdered his entire family. He claimed that he accidentally hurt four-year-old Diane because she was making a lot of noise. Thomas’ wife Lois told him to […]

The Ghosts of Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison built by prisoners of war in Cornwall on the edge of the nearby moor. Currently, it is home to a museum similar to The London Dungeons for its gory displays of prisoners’ offenses and punishments. Before closing in 1927, the jail was the sight of a Naval prison, over 50 public executions, and, for a time during World War II, a cache of national treasures. Many ghosts have […]