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05Jun

New York inmate dies after being pepper-sprayed

After federal inmate, Jamel Floyd, became “increasingly disruptive and potentially harmful to himself and others” at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, correctional officers sprayed him with pepper spray…read more Published:  June 9, 2020 By:  Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo, Time.com Source: https://time.com/5848311/nyc-inmate-dies-pepper-spray/

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03Jun

$25M Lawsuit filed over alleged jail injuries from June 2019

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — A Michigan man has filed a $25 million lawsuit for injuries allegedly sustained in the Campbell County Jail following his June 2019 arrest. Surveillance camera pictures attached in the lawsuit filed Monday show …read more Published:  June 2, 2020 By:  Caleb Wethington, Melanie Russell Source:  https://www.wate.com/news/top-stories/25m-lawsuit-filed-over-alleged-jail-injuries-in-campbell-county-from-june-2019/

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Jun

Inmate who died in jail had narcotics in his system

JEFFERSON CO., Ala. (WBRC) – The Jefferson County coroner said a man who died in the jail had narcotics in his system when he died…read more Published:  June 3, 2020 By:  WBRC Staff Source:  https://www.wbrc.com/2020/06/03/deputies-say-inmate-who-died-jefferson-county-jail-had-narcotics-his-system/

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Jun

Containing the spread of COVID-19 in jail for both inmates and staff

Currently there are five cases of Minnehaha County Jail inmates with COVID-19, but there have been as many as six with the virus. “Once you add COVID-19 into the mix, those folks are still coming and going from jail and we still have very little control over whether or not they’re coming,” Minnehaha County Sheriff…

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Jun

Oklahoma County jail unveils pod dedicated to veterans

Oklahoma County – On Tuesday Oklahoma County Jail officials unveiled a newly-repainted room dedicated to those who have served in the United States armed forces as part of an effort to increase mental health treatment for inmates. Jail officials said they hope that the refurbished pod, a group of 50 cells with a maximum capacity of…

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NM County Jail Populations plummet amid joint efforts to avoid COVID-19

New Mexico’s 27 adult county jails have slashed their combined population by a third since the new coronavirus began tearing through the state 11 weeks ago, according to data gathered by the New Mexico Association of Counties….read more Published:  June 1, 2020 By:  Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth Source:  http://nmindepth.com/2020/06/01/nm-jail-populations-plummet-amid-joint-efforts-to-avoid-covid-19-outbreak-positive-test-rates-are-low/

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