Four WI Inmates Taken To Froedtert Hospital To Be Examined

MILWAUKEE,WI.- An inmate transport bus clipped the right rear corner of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 43 northbound at Holt Avenue Thursday morning,according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.

The bus driver was attempting to change lanes to avoid a disabled vehicle,deputies said.

The truck continued traveling,apparently unaware the vehicles had made contact,the Sheriff’s Department said.

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PUBLISHED: March 23,2012


Inmate Takes Worker Hostage at Arizona Prison

BUCKEYE,AZ – A woman who works in a store inside an Arizona prison was briefly taken hostage Thursday by an inmate who worked there but the warden convinced the prisoner to let the worker go.

The Arizona Department of Corrections says the worker at the Lewis prison complex near Buckeye wasn’t physically harmed.

Officials say 42-year-old inmate Jesus Jimenez took the worker hostage around 11 a.m.

Warden Tara Diaz talked the inmate into releasing the employee a few minutes later.


Deputies Say Dallas Inmate’s Escape was a Family Affair

DALLAS,Tx.— When the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas flooded on March 8,inmate Juan Ramires saw a big opportunity — he escaped while helping other inmates clean up the mess.

Shortly after Ramires fled,investigators called his family.

“The family had picked him up and actually provided him some money and actually got him away,got him on a bus,and was assisting him in eluding police,” said Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Raul Reyna.


Inmate Bites Two Corrections Officers in Lorain OH

LORAIN,OH — A Lorain County Jail corrections officer needed three stitches after an inmate bit two corrections officers Sunday night,according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Meloni Harris,43,of Medina,was charged with two counts of assault. Harris was taking a shower when a nurse came into her isolation cell to distribute medication. Harris yelled at the nurse that she wanted privacy. Corrections Officer Coco Watson ordered the inmate,who had since gotten dressed,to put her shoes on and go back to her cell,according to the sheriff’s office.


Third Inmate Dies at FL Keys Jail This Month

KEYS,Fl.- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate found dead in his cell – the third inmate to die at the Stock Island jail since March 3 — hanged himself.

The sheriff’s office says that around noon Saturday,Leonardo Hernandez,44,of Stock Island was found hanging from the top bunk of his cell in the Alpha Unit,the jail’s disciplinary unit; Hernandez was the sole occupant of the cell. He was there due to “multiple disciplinary” issues since his arrest on Nov. 8,Deputy Becky Herrin said.