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14Dec

California prison rehabilitation programs should actually work

By :Associated Press| Posted : Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Associated Press

LOS ANGELS, CA- California has work to do to ensure that prison rehabilitation programs serve their purpose, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office recent reported. With about 130,000 people in state custody, tens of thousands of people are released every year from state prisons back into our communities. It should be in the interests of everyone…

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Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run

By : Melanie Ehrenkranz| Posted : Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Melanie Ehrenkranz

People have been using drones to smuggle goods for years. Porn, weapons, drugs—god, so many drugs. The tiny whirring machines have proven discreet little contraband-transport contraptions, but one smuggling operation’s astoundingly successful run just got grounded. From July 2015 through May of this year, a drone gang made at least 49 flights into prisons in England and Scotland, smuggling…

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13Dec

Judge clears 3 former guards in death of patient at State Hospital

By :Tom Relihan| Posted : Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Tom Relihan

PLYMOUTH, MA- Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled in Plymouth Superior Court that the conduct of Derek Howard, John C. Raposo and George A. Billadeau did not constitute wanton and reckless disregard for patient safety. Three former guards at Bridgewater State Hospital were acquitted Monday in the death of a patient eight years ago. Judge Jeffrey Locke…

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12Dec

County lawmen save life of inmate who attempted suicide

By :Associated Press| Posted : Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Associated Press

TEXARKANA, AR-Detention deputies with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office prevented a tragedy by saving an inmate’s life recently. At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, Sgt. Alan Sanders was conducting a security check. During the check Sergeant Sanders located a male inmate hanging in his cell by a bed sheet. The inmate was turning blue from…

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11Dec

Lawsuit: ‘Female only’ overtime forced on officers at County Jail

By :Keith BieryGolick| Posted : Monday, December 11th, 2017

Keith BieryGolick

LEBABNON, OH- A corrections officer at the Warren County Jail is suing the sheriff’s office, claiming she and other female employees have been discriminated against because of their gender. LaRhonda Strozier filed the lawsuit in federal court earlier this month. She is seeking a jury trial and almost $1 million in damages. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office,…

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05Dec

Temporary jail complete but sits empty; County sheriff cites staff shortage

By :Alissa Zhu| Posted : Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Alissa Zhu

XENIA, OH- In a parking lot off Robberson Avenue, Greene County’s new temporary jail remains empty. Construction is finished. A series of semi-trailers have been outfitted with sleeping bunks and other features to house up to 108 inmates. A tall fence with razor wire has been erected around the perimeter. The facility was turned over to Greene County Sheriff…

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