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11Oct

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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06Oct

County Jail inmates help prepare county’s haunted house

By :Alanna Martella| Posted : Friday, October 6th, 2017

Alanna Martella

MARTINSVILLE, IN- The Morgan County Jail Correction Crew gives inmates a chance to give back to the community for what they have taken in a special type of work release program. “They’re non-violent offenders. A lot have addiction issues. That’s probably 80 percent of what our population is. Some of them have theft. But, we don’t take anyone…

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Oct

21 homemade weapons seized in County jail shakedown

By :Ellen Eldridge| Posted : Friday, October 6th, 2017

Ellen Eldridge

ATLANTA, GA- More than 200 officers were involved in what jail officials are calling the Fulton County Jail’s largest shakedown ever. And they recovered 21 homemade weapons on Tuesday, Fulton County sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. Officers uncovered do-it-yourself tattoo kits and other prohibited items to include excessive quantities of junk food that can be…

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Oct

5 County Jail correctional officers injured in altercation with arrestee

By :SHELLY BRADBURY| Posted : Friday, October 6th, 2017

SHELLY BRADBURY

PITTSBURGH, PA- Five correctional officers in the Allegheny County Jail were injured Thursday as they tried to break up a fight between two arrested people in the intake section of the lockup. All five officers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital or treated on site, Warden Orlando Harper said. The most…

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