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19Jul

Two Inmates – Including a Convicted Sex Offender – Were Set Free by Mistake, SC Cops Say

MONCKS CORNER, SOUTH CAROLINA – Two inmates at a South Carolina jail were released Tuesday. They should not have been freed, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, which said a mistake led to the unwarranted release, counton2.com reported. Jimmy Barry Christopher, a convicted sex offender, and Montez Lamar Phillips-Edgecombe were incarcerated because of probation violations, according…

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Jul

Major Green Named Warden of the Iberia Parish Jail

IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA (KLFY) – There’s a new warden in Iberia Parish as the former warden, Paul Scott, heads back to his home Parish of St. Mary to man the facilities at St. Mary Parish Jail following a rash of escapes. In 2016, actions at the Iberia Parish Jail landed the sheriff and several deputies…

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18Jul

County Jail in New York Receives Hundreds of Asylum Seekers

ALBANY, NEW YORK—County Sheriff Craig Apple received an inquiry last month from federal immigration officials asking whether the jail he runs could receive hundreds of asylum-seeking migrant detainees. It was an unusual request for the county jail—a 1,043-bed facility next to the city airport. The facility has handled people detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs…

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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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