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Nov

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Gets Jail Time for Smuggling Meth in KFC Mashed Potatoes

EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO – A onetime deputy of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department (Colorado, not Texas) has been sentenced to six years in prison. His crime: Smuggling methamphetamine into jail. His method: Hide it in mashed potato substance. According to The Gazette, 35-year-old Steven D’Agostino, who was sentenced Wednesday, would go to “arranged meetings…

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Nov

Inmate Accused of Killing Alleged Child Molester Said Mom and God ‘Told me to Do It’

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  – An inmate at Tarrant County jail charged with killing a notoriously accused child molester said Wednesday that “God and his mother” told him to kill the other man. Jail officials said David Faustino Flores, 42, killed 76-year-old Clinton Don Simpson on Nov. 7 by slamming his head into the floor more than a dozen times. Flores talked to…

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Nov

7 Law-Abiding Citizens Went Undercover for 2 Months at an Arizona Jail — and Learned the Disturbing Reality of Life Behind Bars

FLORENCE, ARIZONA – Pinal County Adult Detention Center has a history of violence. In 2016, two inmates were caught on camera brutally attacking a jail guard. Six weeks later, two inmates stabbed another guard 21 timeswith a homemade shank, nearly killing him. The jail sounds like the last place anyone would want to spend a night — let…

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15Nov

Franklin County to Help Frequent Jail Inmates Find Housing, Other Support

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Franklin County commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday to help habitual inmates secure subsidized housing and related services upon release, with the hope of stopping their frequent return to crime and jail cells. The contract with the nonprofit Corporation for Supportive Housing includes $661,000 for “supportive housing and connection to wraparound services,…

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