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03Sep

Virginia Senate Passes Bill Allowing Assaulting a Police Officer to Be a Misdemeanor

RICHMOND, VA – A controversial bill is moving forward during the current Virginia General Assembly special session. On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate voted 21-15, completely along party lines, to pass Senate Bill 5032, which would allow an assault against a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor if the person attacked is not hurt. Here’s the summary of…

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Sep

National Guard Helps Operate Indiana Prison Amid COVID-19

BUNKER HILL, IN — National Guard units are helping operate a northern Indiana prison that’s faced with staffing shortages after several prison workers were stricken with COVID-19. Soldiers from the Indiana Army National Guard began working at the Miami Correctional Facility during the second week of August, said prison spokesman James Frye. The Guard members…

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Sep

Cook County Jail Officers Demand Hazard Pay For Working For Months In Coronavirus Hot Spot

LITTLE VILLAGE, IL — Cook County Jail correctional officers are demanding hazard pay for working for months in one of the city’s hot spots for coronavirus infections. The Teamsters Local 700 union, representing about 2,500 correctional officers, launched an ad campaign demanding Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle approve hazard pay for frontline workers at the…

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31Aug

Inmate at Lincoln Correctional Center Assaults Staffer, Leaving Her with Concussion

LINCOLN, NE — An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center assaulted and seriously injured a staff member Sunday, officials said Monday. The inmate refused the staff member’s orders to be placed in restraints so he could be moved to another area of the prison, the Nebraska Department of Corrections said in a press release. The…

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Aug

Escaped Johnson County Inmate Recaptured Without Incident

KANSAS CITY, MO — A Johnson County inmate escaped from an area hospital shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday, but the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said Elijah Naves was recaptured shortly after 11 a.m. Naves was at an area hospital for treatment of an undisclosed medical condition before he eluded deputies and left the hospital….

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Aug

Investigation Underway After NC Prison Inmate Fatally Stabbed

LAURINBURG, NC — Authorities in North Carolina say that a prisoner has died after a fight with other inmates. WRAL reported Saturday that State Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Prisons is conducting an investigation. The incident occurred at the Scotland Correctional Institution in southeastern North Carolina near Laurinburg. Authorities said that Mario S….

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