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01Feb

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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Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) – February 1-5, 2021

Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce a new legal-based jail training academy for jail administrators and supervisors in Kansas. To accomodate everyone’s busy schedules two 5-Day sessions have been planned to provide individuals with 40 credit hours of NIJO’s legal-based training taught by the best corrections experts in the country.

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22Jan

Inmate Dies at California Prison; Cellmate Suspected

CRESCENT CITY, CA — An inmate at a maximum-security California prison died Thursday and his cellmate is suspected in his death, authorities said. Martin Aguilar, 27, was pronounced dead shortly before 9:30 a.m. after being found in his cell at Pelican Bay State Prison, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement….

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Jan

Virus Hot Spot Cook County Jail Has Begun Vaccinating Guards. Will They Take It?

COOK CO, IL — Cook County has begun vaccinating workers at the county jail, making them among the first frontline essential workers in the Chicago area to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The jail has been a virus hot spot, with four jail guards and 10 detainees killed by the novel coronavirus. One study last summer found that one in…

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21Jan

Corrections Officer Placed on Leave as Investigation Continues Into Death of Inmate

CRANSTON, RI — A corrections officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues into the death of a Lincoln man facing double murder charges while in custody of the Adult Correctional Institutions. A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday that an officer had been placed on leave as the death…

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Jan

Bexar County Inmate Dies by Suicide Despite Intervention by Deputy

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A Bexar County jail inmate died overnight by suicide, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. A statement from BCSO said a detention deputy discovered the inmate in the act just after 2 a.m. as the deputy was serving food trays. The deputy called for assistance and other deputies attempted to perform…

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