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05Feb

As Lehigh County Jail Officers Get Vaccinated, County Begs Pa. for Help Battling COVID

LEHIGH CO, PA – Lehigh County Jail staff are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as Lehigh County officials beg the state for vaccines, testing supplies and money to combat the virus in the county jail. Officials wrote a Jan. 29 letter asking for vaccinations for inmates, officers and staff at the jail in Allentown as soon…

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Feb

San Quentin Prison Fined More Than $400,000 After Deadly Covid-19 Outbreak

SAN QUENTIN, CA – San Quentin State Prison, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak was reported last summer, has been fined more than $400,000 by the California Department of Industrial Relation’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health for workplace safety violations. According to the notification of penalty issued Monday, the prison, California’s oldest, failed to report coronavirus illnesses or…

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Feb

3 Male Guards Charged in Violent Attack at Women’s Prison in New Jersey

CLIFTON, NJ – Three guards at a New Jersey women’s prison have been charged in connection with a violent attack on inmates last month, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday. On January 11, prison guards removed inmates from their cells and allegedly attacked them at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clifton, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said…

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01Feb

Dauphin County Prison Guards Accused of Concealing Beatings of Inmate With Mental Issues

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Dauphin County Prison guards are accused of filing false reports to conceal alleged beatings of an inmate with mental issues who died in 2019. The new allegation is contained in an amended wrongful death and survival complaint the estate of Ty-Rique Riley and his parents Carmen Riley and Thomas Matthews-Kemrer seek permission…

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Feb

Rikers Island CO Hospitalized in Attack By Inmate

RIKERS ISLAND, NY — A Rikers Island correction officer wound up in the hospital with a bloodied head after he was allegedly assaulted by a gang member, according to union officials. The unidentified member of New York’s Boldest was punched in the head multiple times Saturday night, causing significant bleeding, and was taken to the hospital…

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Feb

Jefferson County Inmate Transported to Hospital After ‘Altercation’, Investigation Underway

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL — A Jefferson County inmate has been taken to a local hospital after an “altercation” at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), inmate Robert Earl Council is receiving treatment for injuries he sustained in the incident at the prison. ADOC has released the following statement:…

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