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18Oct

BREAKING NEWS: Massive Victory for Law Enforcement as Supreme Court Defends Qualified Immunity

  October 19, 2021 –  Today the United States Supreme Court issued two unsigned opinions applying qualified immunity to disputes over alleged excessive use of force by police officers, reversing lower court decisions from both the 9th and 10th Circuit which allowed law enforcement officers to be sued for their conduct while on the job. This is a massive victory for…

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08Feb

Inmates at St. Louis Jail Attack Corrections Officer, Set Fires in Their Unit

ST LOUIS, MO – About 115 inmates at a St. Louis jail escaped their cells, broke windows and set small fires in their unit on Saturday, officials said. The disturbance at the City Justice Center began around 2:30 a.m. when a “defiant detainee” got into a scuffle with a corrections officer, St. Louis Public Safety…

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Feb

Stimulus Debit Cards Unusable For Prison Inmates In At Least Four States

WASHINGTON, DC – Like other Americans, inmates and their families are struggling financially. CARES Act stimulus payments for inmates, which were granted after a legal challenge, help offset the myriad expenses inmates are responsible for, like telephone calls or medical needs. The first payments were by check, but state prisons have been unable to process…

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Feb

Dwindling Inmate Firefighter Population Forces California to Hire More Expensive Crews

CALIFORNIA – Governor Gavin Newsom is looking to hire firefighters to battle the inevitable threat of statewide firefights since the inmate firefighter population in California has dwindled in numbers. Local law enforcement told FOX40 Sunday that the ramp-up in firefighters will cost the state millions compared to the historically low-cost inmate firefighter program but it’s…

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Feb

Washtenaw Wipes Prisoner Jail Debt from 2013-20, Ending ‘Financial Burden of Incarceration’

WASHTENAW, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that outstanding jail debts from between 2013 and 2020 will be forgiven, ending what the sheriff called “an absurd cycle” that can trail an inmate even after release. Under the State Correctional Facility Reimbursement Act, sheriffs can recover any debt incurred while inmates are incarcerated in…

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