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12Oct

County’s Tent City jail officially shut down

By :Megan Cassidy, The Republic| Posted : Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Megan Cassidy, The Republic

PHOENIX, AZ- A jail that for more than two decades drew international attention for its gimmicks and the camera-ready sheriff had no such fanfare in its twilight hours. Tent City, Maricopa County’s infamous outdoor jail, quietly closed for business this weekend. Its remaining inmates were taken from the 7-acre compound in southwest Phoenix late Saturday night and checked…

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11Oct

Arkansas prisons adding safeguards after disturbances

By : ANDREW DeMILLO| Posted : Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, AR- Arkansas prison officials said Tuesday they’ll upgrade security equipment, increase restrictive housing for inmates and make other improvements at facilities in response to a series of violent disturbances that have included attacks on guards by inmates. The Department of Correction detailed the improvements they’re making in response to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s call for…

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Oct

Special veteran jail-housing program looks to get lives back on track

By :Katie Conner| Posted : Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Katie Conner

FLORENCE, AZ – A new jail program at one Arizona facility is looking to help veterans turn their lives around. Within the next week, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb will open a housing unit at his jail specifically for veterans. Twenty-two inmates will qualify for the program. The pod, or housing unit, is now covered with…

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09Oct

Jails turn to body scanners to address opioid crisis

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, October 9th, 2017

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- The opioid crisis in Indiana is presenting particular difficulties for sheriffs and jail supervisors, with people arrested for drugs sometimes risking their lives to keep their fix. In August alone, two people in or on their way to the Marion County Jail were hospitalized for drug overdoses. Another man who swallowed several baggies…

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Oct

Prisoner re-arrested after escaping through substation roof

By :Matthew Reisen / Journal Staff Writer| Posted : Monday, October 9th, 2017

Matthew Reisen / Journal Staff Writer

SANTA FE, NM- Police in Santa Fe captured a man who escaped their interview room through the ceiling earlier Wednesday, according to a department spokesman. Greg Gurulé of the Santa Fe Police Department said 28-year-old Ryan Rubel Martinez was back in custody Wednesday night and is charged with felony theft, possession of stolen property, escape…

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