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13Aug

Inmate goes live on Facebook, flashes knife inside jail

By :WFLA News Staff| Posted : Sunday, August 13th, 2017

WFLA News Staff

SOUTH CAROLINA- Authorities in South Carolina are trying to figure out how an inmate’s livestream videos keep popping up on Facebook. Multiple videos show 31-year-old Jose Ariel Rivera sharing his prison experience with his followers, flashing what appears to be a knife and even exposing the prison’s security flaws. “Check it out,” Rivera says in…

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Aug

Sheriff’s Office to limit ICE cooperation at County Jail

By :NICK RAHAIM| Posted : Sunday, August 13th, 2017

NICK RAHAIM

SANTA ROSA, CA- Interim Sheriff Rob Giordano has announced the Sonoma County Jail will limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities starting Friday. The move comes after the previously planned policy shift was delayed eight weeks, during which the surprise retirement of Sheriff Steve Freitas occurred July 31. Under current policy, the Sheriff’s Office responds to every…

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10Aug

Former Jail Administrator Sentenced for Depriving Inmate of Medical Care

By :Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs| Posted : Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs

MCLAIN, OK- Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Mark A. Yancey of the Western District of Oklahoma jointly announced that a former McClain County, Oklahoma, Jail Administrator, Wayne Barnes was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen P. Friot to 51 months in…

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09Aug

Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

By :Associated Press| Posted : Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, AR- Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers in an area of the facility for about three hours, the second major disturbance to occur at the penitentiary in less than a month. The Arkansas Department of Correction said the…

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Aug

Jail Play Area Opens For Kids Waiting For Parents To Bond Out

By : Erica Demarest | Posted : Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Erica Demarest

CHICAGO, IL- Kids waiting for loved ones to bond out of Cook County Jail now have access to books, toys and iPads inside their own colorful waiting area. The “Bright Space,” as its called, opened quietly last week inside Division 5, the jail’s administrative hub at 2700 S. California Ave. That’s where bond is collected…

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Aug

Texas inmates relocating from hot prison to temporary facilities

By :Nicole Chavez, CNN| Posted : Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Nicole Chavez, CNN

HOUSTON, TX- After a years-long legal battle, about 1,000 inmates will literally catch a break from the infamous Texas heat. On Wednesday, inmates held at the Wallace Pack Unit, a state prison about 75 miles northwest of Houston, will temporarily be moved to air- conditioned facilities. The prison transfers stem from a lawsuit filed in 2014 seeking…

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