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29Nov

‘We’ve got a jail in crisis.’

By :MIKE HENDRICKS| Posted : Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

MIKE HENDRICKS

KANSAS CITY, MO- County legislators on Tuesday accused Jackson County Executive Frank White of failure to adequately address ongoing security issues at the county jail. In their first meeting since an inmate’s brutal attack on a jail guard last week, some legislators vented their frustrations at White and the people he has running the jail. Most who…

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Nov

Sheriff: Inmate’s Second Escape Result of Electronic Error

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

Associated Press

ROCKFORD, AL— An Alabama sheriff says a two-time escapee’s most recent getaway was the result of an electronic error. AL.com reports that Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson said Monday that an electronic malfunction occurred in door lock control panel, compromising the security of the isolation corridor while 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon was using the phone Nov. 19….

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28Nov

Inmates Who Held Guards Hostage Treated, Returned to Prison

By :ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press| Posted : Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, AR- The inmates who held two guards hostage for two and a half hours at a maximum security prison in Arkansas have been returned to state custody after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, state prison officials said Monday The Department of Correction said the guards at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker were…

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Nov

Jail Looks at Modular Units to Deal With Overcrowding

By :Associated Press| Posted : Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, KS- A sheriff’s office in eastern Kansas is considering modular units as a temporary solution to jail overcrowding. Douglas County Undersheriff Gary Bunting is exploring a type of free-standing, temporary cell block to increase on-site capacity at the county jail, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. His office said the jail has more inmates than its…

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Nov

Former jail guard arrested, accused of running drugs for inmates

By :Vernon Freeman Jr. and Jon Burkett| Posted : Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Vernon Freeman Jr. and Jon Burkett

PRINCE GEORGE, VA – A former guard at Riverside Regional Jail is accused of running drugs for inmates at the jail where she used to work, according to Crime Insider sources. Those sources say Allison Meadows then found herself locked up in the same jail she worked recently, charged with drug crimes. The statewide website…

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27Nov

Sheriff: Inmate started jail fire in drug-smuggling attempt

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, November 27th, 2017

Associated Press

CHILLICOTHE, OH- An Ohio sheriff’s office says an inmate apparently started a fire at a county jail as part of an attempt to smuggle drugs into the facility. The Chillicothe Gazette reports that an area resident spotted the fire Saturday outside a second-floor window at the Ross County Jail, roughly 100 miles east of Cincinnati….

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