Who gets the $141K reward for capturing two escaped Georgia prison inmates?

Who gets the $141K reward for capturing two escaped Georgia prison inmates?
Jun23

NASHVILLE, TN- Georgia authorities offered $141,000 to anyone who could provide information leading to the capture of two escaped inmates accused of fatally shooting two prison guards before fleeing north into Tennessee. But on Thursday, a nearly a week since the escapees’ dramatic capture in Rutherford County, the promised money had not been distributed. Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Rowe, 43, were back in Putnam County, Ga.,...

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Oklahoma Expecting Report on Prison Population Crisis

Oklahoma Expecting Report on Prison Population Crisis
Jun23

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- Oklahoma corrections department officials expect to receive a report next week that outlines the state’s prison population crisis. The report will be presented Tuesday to board members in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has the second-highest imprisonment rate in the country and the highest imprisonment rate for women. In December, the corrections department said it was supervising the highest number of prisoners in...

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Bills Seek Curbs on Use of Solitary Confinement in Prison

Bills Seek Curbs on Use of Solitary Confinement in Prison
Jun23

BOSTON, MA- Proposals to set new guidelines on the use of solitary confinement in Massachusetts jails and prison are coming before a legislative committee. Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts contends the state has some of the nation’s harshest policies, allowing inmates to be placed in segregated disciplinary units for as long as 10 years. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear proposals...

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Gang revolt at prison injures 7 corrections officers

Gang revolt at prison injures 7 corrections officers
Jun22

PENSACOLA, FL- Tensions among gang members at a state prison in Florida’s Panhandle exploded Wednesday, as the inmates took over several dorms, injuring seven correctional officers, officials said. The uprising happened about 8 a.m. at Gulf Correctional Institution and spread across several dorms before it was brought under control about a half-hour later, according to Michelle Glady, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of...

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Juvenile attacks, chokes guard at County detention center

Juvenile attacks, chokes guard at County detention center
Jun22

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-  A juvenile resident attacked a guard Friday at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Facility, choking her and slamming her head against the ground. The attack reportedly happened shortly before 10 p.m. Friday at the facility at 2451 N. Keystone Avenue. The incident report was not filed until Wednesday. According to the report, a 15-year-old male resident of the facility used a shirt to choke a female detention...

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Sheriff to cut sentences of inmates who helped save life of guard

Sheriff to cut sentences of inmates who helped save life of guard
Jun22

CEDARTOWN, GA-  A group of Georgia inmates who helped save the life of a correctional officer will have time knocked off their sentences, WXIA reports. On Monday morning, the officer, who was in charge of security for the sheriff’s office, collapsed during a work detail amid high temperatures and 100 percent humidity. The six inmates decided to act – one used the guard’s work phone to call 911 while others removed the correctional...

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