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12Jun

Sheriff: Policy violated in Texas escape that led to killing

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, June 12th, 2017

Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, TX- Detention officers did not follow sheriff’s policy when an inmate being transported to a dental appointment overpowered his guard, escaped, and killed a man before being fatally shot by police, a South Texas sheriff said Friday. Two guards are supposed to transport an inmate, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said during a news conference,…

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27Oct

Prison officials: Staff member attacked by inmate

By :Associated Press| Posted : Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Associated Press

By Expert : Associated Press| Posted : Thursday, October 27th, 2016

LINCOLN, NB- Nebraska prison officials say a prison staff member has been assaulted by an inmate. A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the assaulted occurred Wednesday afternoon at the maximum security prison in Tecumseh. The release says the inmate hit the staff member in the head and face while the…

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County inmates sue over jail conditions

MARSHALL, TX- — Inmates in the Marion County Jail have filed a $12 million lawsuit against the sheriff’s department and Sheriff David McKnight, claiming the jail facility is infested with black mold that’s making them sick. “There’s a black mold contamination,” Derrick Hunt said. “It’s all over the jail.” Hunt, Jeffrey Harper, Reynaldo Campos Jr. William…

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Arming Deputies with Different Kinds of Weapons: Communication, Patience, and Knowledge

Co-authored by Amanda Trump Ask virtually any jail administrator in the country and he or she will tell you that the jail is the largest mental health facility in his or her city or county.    While the Constitution only requires that jail officials act without deliberate indifference to an inmate’s serious medical needs, administrators nonetheless…

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