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22Jan

Speedy trial redefinition clogs Kansas jail, district court

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, KS- A jail in northeastern Kansas is seeing a rising inmate population after a 2014 law that redefined a defendant’s right to a speedy trial from 90 days to 150 days. The Douglas County sheriff’s office is calling for a $44 million jail expansion to combat the rising the population, the Lawrence Journal-World reported….

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Missouri Faces Costly Dilemma: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C?

By :Alex Smith| Posted : Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Alex Smith

SPARTA, MO- In a corner of Jymie Jimerson’s house in the town of Sparta, in southwest Missouri, she has set up a kind of shrine. It has Native American art representing her Cherokee heritage alongside Willie Nelson albums, books and photos in remembrance of her late husband. There’s a copy of Willie’s mid-’70s LP Red…

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18Jan

Cellphone Jamming System Tested at Maryland Prison

By :Associated Press| Posted : Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, SC – Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland, Assistant Attorney…

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SC Bill Would Shield Execution-Drug Companies From Public

By :MEG KINNARD| Posted : Thursday, January 18th, 2018

MEG KINNARD

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The identities of companies that sell execution drugs to South Carolina would be protected under a bill proposed Tuesday by a state lawmaker and supported by the leading Republican in the House. Spartanburg Rep. Eddie Tallon told The Associated Press that the bill he’s filing will make drug suppliers part of the…

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17Jan

Litigious inmate information new federal lawsuit over ‘rotted, stale’ jailhouse meals

By :Associated Press| Posted : Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Associated Press

VALHALLA, NY- A litigious Westchester County inmate who filed a federal lawsuit to get dental floss for prisoners at the county jail five years ago is at it again. This time, Santiago Gomez, 31, has filed a federal complaint on behalf of himself and five other inmates, complaining that meals at the Valhalla jail consist of “rotted,…

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Jail guards quell ‘disturbance’ staged by inmates

By :Amy Larson| Posted : Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Amy Larson

SANTA CRUZ, CA- A dicey situation in the main Santa Cruz County Jail unfolded this week when inmates refused to follow orders from the guards, armed themselves with “tools,” and used mattresses to barricade their cells, deputies said. “Over the last 24 hours, the inmates became increasingly non-compliant to the point that they refused correctional…

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