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20Nov

‘Extremely dangerous’ inmate escapes from jail for second time in less than a month

By :Blake Alsup| Posted : Monday, November 20th, 2017

Blake Alsup

ROCKFORD, AL-  An Alabama inmate escaped from the same jail twice in less than a month. Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, escaped from the Coosa County Jail when he “physically circumvented the security of the jail and escaped the facility” around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson. Captain Mike Mull, Administrator…

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Nov

Two face charges for strip searching two other female inmates

By :Pat Reavy| Posted : Monday, November 20th, 2017

Pat Reavy

ROOSEVELT, UT — Two female inmates in the Duchesne County Jail have been charged with forcible sexual abuse for strip searching two other inmates, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office. Zhondee Spring Nephi, 30, of Fort Duchesne, and Letha Ilene Beston, 21, were each charged Wednesday in 8th District Court with two counts of…

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17Nov

Women’s Prison aim to start new training program, fix blighted homes

By : RANDY SPIETH| Posted : Friday, November 17th, 2017

RANDY SPIETH

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- A group of women at a state prison have been meeting each week with the hope of giving the women incarcerated a chance to learn new skills and help the city at the same time. The women started the group, Constructing Our Future, with the hope the program could help women who often…

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Nov

Drone carrying drugs, phones crashes in prison yard

By :Terell Wilkins| Posted : Friday, November 17th, 2017

Terell Wilkins

BUCKEYE, AZ- An attempt to deliver a load of drugs and cell phones to inmates at an Arizona prison failed when the drone carrying the contraband crashed in a yard accessible only to corrections officers. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Thursday it is still trying to determine who was behind the botched delivery Sept….

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16Nov

Transgender woman sues over placement in male prison

By :Elizabeth Zwirz| Posted : Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Elizabeth Zwirz

BOSTON, MA- A transgender inmate in Massachusetts, who identifies as a woman, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the prison alleging that she was unjustly housed at the male facility and has suffered harassment from guards and prisoners during her time there, a report said. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections is being sued by the…

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Jail Inmate Who Fell From Top Bunk Gets $4.75M Settlement

By :Steve Miller| Posted : Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Steve Miller

CHICAGO, IL- A 33-year-old man who fell from a top jail cell bunk in 2014 is getting a nearly $5 million settlement from Cook County, now that it’s been approved by the County Board. An attorney for Michael Borys says the Southern Illinois man was visiting friends in Alsip three years ago and got arrested on…

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