Department of Corrections Seeks Changes to Sell Cellular Phones Seized From Inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will seek legislative approval to sell the cellular phones it seizes from inmates.

The legislative initiative is one of a handful that the agency will pursue when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in February.

From January through October,the DOC seized 1,049 cell phones from inmates,prison officials said.

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Inmates Captured After Walking Away from Minimum Support Facility at Salinas Valley State Prison

SALINAS- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced the apprehension of two inmates who walked away from the Minimum Support Facility at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) on November 19,2011. Inmate Omar Ramirez,32,was captured late Tuesday night in Compton,California and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino,California. Ramirez was committed to CDCR on December 30,2009 from Los Angeles County and serving a one-year,four-month sentence for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

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$603 Million Available in CA for Counties to Expand Jail-Bed Space

Corrections Standards Authority Invites 25 Counties to Apply for Phase II Jail Construction Funding
By California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Published: 11/21/2011

SACRAMENTO – The Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) announced today that it has invited 25 counties to submit applications for Phase II funding for construction or expansion of county jails. The counties were selected based on criteria in the request for applications.

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Two Inmates Escaped from Hardin County Jail,KY

By Kathy Melvin,WAVE 3 News
Published: 11/21/2011

ELIZABETHTOWN,KY (WAVE) – Kentucky State Police are investigating after two inmates escaped the Hardin County Detention Center early this morning.

According to KSP,the Hardin County Detention Center called KSP around 3:15 a.m. after they discovered an inmate was missing during the 2 a.m. head count. When KSP arrived,they found that another inmate was missing as well.

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Jail Inspections: The Results of Dressing Up for the Prom

On July 30,2010,three prison inmates serving time for violent crimes escaped from ASP-Kingman,an Arizona prison which was privately owned and operated by Management & Training Corporation.  The inmates orchestrated a well-executed plan and escaped by sneaking out of a security door left propped open,jumping a small barb-wireless fence and then made their way to the perimeter fence.  With the help of an accomplice who had provided bolt cutters and 2 guns,they proceeded to cut a hole through the outer perimeter fence and escaped undetected.   After carjacking,kid

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