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06Aug

Supreme Court lifts lower court order requiring increased COVID-related safety measures in Orange County

Orange County, CA  – In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court lifted a ruling by a lower court requiring increased COVID-related safety measures in a jail located in Orange County….read more Published:  August 5, 2020 By:  Ariane de Vogue Source:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/politics/supreme-court-covid-measures-california-jail/index.html  

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29Jul

Georgia Inmates Help Save Prison Guard During Heart Attack

GWINNETT CO, GA — Three Georgia inmates helped save a prison guard’s life when he suffered a heart attack inside the lockup. The three detainees at the Gwinnett County Jail leapt into action when they saw Deputy Warren Hobbs acting strangely and then falling to the prison’s concrete floor and cracking his head, according to…

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Jul

Ohio County Jail Sued by Guard, Ex-Wife of Dead Inmate

CLEVELAND, OH — Two lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Columbus regarding a county jail near the southern tip of Ohio where four inmates escaped last year and where families of inmates who have died or been injured have criticized treatment. The ex-wife of a man who died at the Gallia County Jail…

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Jul

Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California’s Inmate Firefighters

CALIFORNIA — Last fall, Jason Dixon fought wildfires. “Close enough to singe your beard hair,” he said, the day after he and his team of about a dozen inmate firefighters from Valley View Correctional Facility in Glenn County battled California’s wine country Kincade Fire last October. “Fighting the flames hand to hand.” That day, 37-year-old Dixon…

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21Jul

Inmate’s Bail Was Reduced to $0 Amid Coronavirus. Now He’s Accused of Robbing Armored Car and Escaping Jail

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus among the incarcerated population in April allowed a Desert Hot Springs man to be released from jail months before he allegedly robbed an armored car and escaped law enforcement over the weekend. Riverside County Superior Court spokeswoman Marita Ford confirmed Angel Felipe Aleman, 35,…

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Jul

After Inmates Decry Lack of Masks by Officers, Missouri Women’s Prison Changes Policy

CHILLICOTHE PRISON, MO – Corrections officers at a Chillicothe prison are now required to wear masks in the housing units, recreation area and other places within the women’s facility. On July 13, The Star reported that several inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Center were worried that staff, who did not have to wear masks in most areas, were…

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