Prisoners Get Premium Cable Channels in NY

BUFFALO,NY – Some consider cable television a luxury. Some prisoners in New York State not only have televisions in their cells,but they also receive premium cable channels.

A prisoner at the Attica Correctional Facility wrote Channel 2 to express his disgust that some of his fellow inmates who are locked up for sex crimes are allowed to watch premium channels that contain pornographic scenes.

According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Spokesman Peter Cutler,cable has been in state prisons for thirty years.


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.


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.


$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.


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.