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06Oct

Ex-Jail Employees Charged for Playing ‘Baby Shark’ on Repeat

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two former Oklahoma jail employees and their supervisor face misdemeanor cruelty charges after investigators found they forced inmates to stand handcuffed for hours and listen to the children’s song “Baby Shark” on repeat, a prosecutor said Monday. At least four inmates were secured to a wall with their hands cuffed behind…

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Oct

Sister Helps Expose Video of Former Georgia Inmate’s Alleged Assault

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA – The persistence of a Gwinnett County woman led to a controversial jail video being circulated. That young woman, who is a law student, tells FOX 5 she fought “to learn the truth” about what happened to her brother who had been incarcerated in the Clayton County Jail. In the clip Ashley Brown…

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05Oct

California Gov. Newsom Signs Law Requiring Transgender Prison Inmates to be Housed Based on Gender Identity

CALIFORNIA – A new law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday requires the state to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation houses men and women in separate facilities, and transgender inmates often are housed based on their biological sex. Advocates have argued that this is dangerous,…

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Oct

Axon Ramps Up Sale of Dart-Filed Tasers to US Prisons

UNITED STATES – Axon Inc., a six billion-dollar company known for arming police with body cameras and dart-fired electrocution weaponry known as “Tasers,” claims to be making “rapid growth” in the markets of the prison industrial-complex, and is “unlocking” markets internationally. During a 2020 quarter-one earnings call, Axon’s Chief Revenue Officer Joshua Isner explained that a…

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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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