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Oct

One Guard Choked, Another’s Nose Broken in Weekend of Disturbances at Lincoln Hills Juvenile Prison

MADISON, WI – A string of disturbances erupted at the state’s juvenile prison over two days in September, just weeks after a court-ordered monitor toured the facility and gave it high marks. One Lincoln Hills School for Boys inmate is facing charges for wrapping his hand around a guard’s neck, according to state officials. Another guard…

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11Oct

State Prison Inmate Led Sex, Drug Trafficking Ring From Cell

NORFOLK, VA — A California man pleaded guilty on Friday to organizing and running a methamphetamine trafficking ring and commercial sex ring, with co-conspirators from the Tidewater area, from his prison cell. Court documents said 42-year-old Foster Shane Gaines was serving an eight-year sentence in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento for…

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Oct

States Put Norway-Style Prison Reforms to Work in U.S.

UNITED STATES – U.S. prison officials and academics are increasingly looking to Norway’s approach to incarceration for ideas to reduce recidivism rates that are higher in the United States than anywhere else in the world. North Dakota and Oregon have been front-runners in implementing Norwegian-style reforms, said Brie Williams, director of Amend: Changing Correctional Culture, a nonprofit based at…

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