Crisis and Conflict: Federal vs. State and Local Law Enforcement

by Stan Ellsworth I believe The Constitution to be an inspired document. It was written to divide and balance the powers of government between the States and the newly created federal entity. At that time, federalism was spelled with a lowercase “f”. Times have changed. After the war between the States, and during the “progressive…

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16Jul

Inmate Accused of Killing Woman Escapes from Arkansas Jail

MARSHALL, ARKANSAS (AP) – Authorities say an inmate who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been captured, but a second inmate accused of killing a woman is still on the loose. The Searcy County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that 36-year-old Jason Brannon and 30-year-old Matthew Armstrong escaped from the county jail about 9:10 p.m. Saturday….

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Jul

Full-Body Scanner for Jail Will be Operational in August

LISBON, OHIO — The full-body scanner ordered for the county jail should arrive by the end of the month and be operational in early August. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said they agreed to purchase the scanner from OD Security for $118,750, with the money coming from $250,000 set aside for the county in the state…

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Jul

3 Inmates Sue Former Jail Worker Over Abuse Allegations

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three former inmates have filed lawsuits alleging that a former food service worker at a Kansas jail sexually and physically abused them and that the worker’s supervisors ignored their complaints. The Wichita Eagle reports that the civil suits were filed last week in Sedgwick County District Court over the conduct of Timothy…

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Photographing Arrestee Tattoos

Many facilities across the country photograph the tattoos of incoming detainees. The photographs of these tattoos are used as a classification and identification tool. One of many informative variants that can be obtained from these tattoos are links or ties to gangs and or security threat groups(STGs).

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