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04Dec

Sheriff Settles Suit Over Jail

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, December 4th, 2017

Associated Press

REDDING, CA- The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is agreeing to improve jail conditions for inmates with mobility disabilities to settle a class-action lawsuit. The settlement set for a judge’s review in February requires the department to remove physical barriers for inmates who have difficulty walking and take any other steps recommended by an outside expert….

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Dec

Indictment alleges prison guard moonlighted as Crips gang chief

By :Tim Prudente| Posted : Monday, December 4th, 2017

Tim Prudente

  Antoine Fordham led a busy double life, prosecutors say, as a sergeant in a state prison by day and officer in the ruthless Crips street gang after work. On the Baltimore streets, he managed Crips drug dealers and directed the gangsters to protect their turf by gunning down rivals, prosecutors say. They say Fordham,…

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Dec

Inmates charged with homicide, attempted homicide in attacks

By :Tim Hahn| Posted : Monday, December 4th, 2017

Tim Hahn

ALBION, PA — An attack by four state prison inmates on two other inmates in a day room at the State Correctional Institution at Albion in September 2016 sent one of the victims to the hospital and led to the other victim’s death, the Pennsylvania State Police charge in recently filed criminal complaints. Kareem Savage,…

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01Dec

2 officers injured, bullets found inside maximum-security prison

By :TEDDY KULMALA| Posted : Friday, December 1st, 2017

TEDDY KULMALA

PELZER, SC- State corrections officials are investigating two separate incidents at an upstate South Carolina prison during which two officers were injured and bullets were found inside the facility. Both incidents happened Monday at Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer, according to Jeff Taillon, spokesman for the Department of Corrections. In the first incident, an inmate…

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Dec

High tech contraband crackdown underway at County Jail

By :Associated Press| Posted : Friday, December 1st, 2017

Associated Press

LAPORTE, IN- The LaPorte County Jail is operating at a level of transparency that is said to be unmatched in northern Indiana. All incoming inmates get more than a mug shot: they get a full body digital x-ray as part of a crackdown on contraband. “We did have several overdoses that happened earlier this year,…

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29Nov

Jail changes protocol after state report on inmate overdose

By :Associated Press| Posted : Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Associated Press

ASHEVILLE, N.C.- A state regulatory agency has found that a North Carolina county jail’s staffers were deficient in their handling of an inmate who died of an apparent methamphetamine overdose. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation report released late last month found that 34-year-old Michele Quantele Smiley wasn’t placed…

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