County Sheriff quits; jail misconduct probe continues

County Sheriff quits; jail misconduct probe continues
Apr25

MANILA, UT-  Daggett County law enforcement, already rocked by allegations of misconduct by jail staff, took another blow Monday with the resignation of Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter, who said Jorgensen’s “voluntary” resignation was effective Sunday, added that it was Jorgensen who had requested an investigation in early January about “possible mistreatment of inmates.”...

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2 Ex-Jail Guards Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs Into Jail

2 Ex-Jail Guards Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs Into Jail
Apr25

BOSTON, MA- Two former corrections officers have been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in federal court to smuggling an opioid substitute into a Massachusetts jail. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katherine Sullivan, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, was sentenced last week to three years of probation and 120 hours of community service. Sullivan pleaded guilty to conspiring with inmates in 2015 to distribute Suboxone at...

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Inmate sets fire to mattress at County Jail

Inmate sets fire to mattress at County Jail
Apr25

HUNTSVILLE, AL- A Morgan County Jail inmate is facing a new charge after authorities said he set a mattress on fire Sunday evening. Kenneth Ray Pitts II, 18, set a mattress on fire after becoming unruly toward a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. No inmates were hurt in the fire, and they were escorted to a different cell block for their safety, authorities said....

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SWAT-like team responds to emergencies, defiance inside jail

SWAT-like team responds to emergencies, defiance inside jail
Apr24

SAN ANTONIO, TX- In early March, 34-year-old inmate Thomas Trevino was attempting to escape from the Bexar County jail by climbing into the air vents from his cell in the jail’s infirmary. With a ladder in hand, the jail’s Special Emergency Response Team mounted a swift response, climbing into the vents themselves to corner the inmate. Trevino surrendered without a fight. “He knew couldn’t go any further,” said Bexar County Sheriff’s...

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Inmates Using Stealthy Drones to Fly Drugs and Phones Over Prison Walls

Inmates Using Stealthy Drones to Fly Drugs and Phones Over Prison Walls
Apr24

  ENGLAND- Prison guards disrupted a high-tech delivery of illicit drugs and cell phones after spotting a drone hovering over the compound. Officials at Hewell Prison in Worcestershire, England, noticed the device flying a shipment of contraband in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. According to The Sun, the craft was carrying a potent strain of cannabis called Black Mamba, as well as Spice, a so-called “zombie drug” which is...

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Transgender Hopes Trudeau’s Policy Will Put Him In Women’s Prison

Transgender Hopes Trudeau’s Policy Will Put Him In Women’s Prison
Apr24

CANADA- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to promote equality for the transgender community could soon result in Fallon Aubee being moved to a women’s prison, CBC News reports. If so, he will be the first transgender person in Canada serving time to be transferred in a federal prison, since penitentiary selection is based on “gender identity” and not the person’s sex at birth. Canada’s penal system is now operating with...

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