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27Jun

Commissary Prices Spur Hunger Strike at Peninsula Jail

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Fueled in part by high commissary prices, a hunger strike is underway at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. The strike started June 16, according to a change.org petition filed by Rodrigo Prieto. The petition alleges the commissary vendor, Keefe Supply Co., charges less for the same items at other Bay Area…

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Jun

Montana Corrections Department Seizes Inmate Stimulus Checks

BOZEMAN, MT— At the request of the IRS, the Montana Department of Corrections intercepted and returned 56 stimulus checks sent to inmates from the federal government as part of coronavirus relief efforts. At the end of March, the Treasury Department and the IRS began distributing checks worth up to $1,200 to Americans from a coronavirus…

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26Jun

Corrections Department Will Certify Overcrowding Emergency July 1

CANTON, GA — The state needs a new prison to help remedy inmate overcrowding, Department of Corrections Director Scott Frakes said Thursday. But he wasn’t quite ready to announce he would proceed with the next steps toward building one by issuing a request for proposals. “At the point that my budget goes forward in September,”…

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Jun

Inmate Who Died After Beating by Officers Revealed

CLERMONT, FL — The inmate killed by correctional officers at Lake Correctional Institution last week was revealed in a report by the Miami Herald over the weekend. Christopher Howell, 51, was beaten by a corrections officer while his hands were cuffed, the paper reported. Anonymous sources within the prison, which included both inmates and at least one…

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Jun

Autopsy: Jail Inmate Suffered for Days While Locked Up

MUSKEGON, MI — A mother of three in the Muskegon County Jail on a probation violation died of multiple brain hemorrhages brought on by an infection she had suffered for days while locked up, according to an autopsy report obtained by Target 8. Tiffany Davis, 39, was the second Muskegon County Jail inmate to die in-custody…

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25Jun

Genesee County Sheriff Working with Leader of Black Lives Matter to Strengthen Inmate Education Program in Jail

GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT)  – The Genesee County Sheriff met again Wednesday with Black Lives Matter leader DeWaun Robinson.  A lot of changes are in the works, but both agree another key is strengthening a program already in place. Before COVID-19 hit, the Genesee County Sheriff explained they had implemented the IGNITE program (Inmate Growth Naturally…

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