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22Jan

Inmate Dies at California Prison; Cellmate Suspected

CRESCENT CITY, CA — An inmate at a maximum-security California prison died Thursday and his cellmate is suspected in his death, authorities said. Martin Aguilar, 27, was pronounced dead shortly before 9:30 a.m. after being found in his cell at Pelican Bay State Prison, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement….

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Jan

Virus Hot Spot Cook County Jail Has Begun Vaccinating Guards. Will They Take It?

COOK CO, IL — Cook County has begun vaccinating workers at the county jail, making them among the first frontline essential workers in the Chicago area to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The jail has been a virus hot spot, with four jail guards and 10 detainees killed by the novel coronavirus. One study last summer found that one in…

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21Jan

Corrections Officer Placed on Leave as Investigation Continues Into Death of Inmate

CRANSTON, RI — A corrections officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues into the death of a Lincoln man facing double murder charges while in custody of the Adult Correctional Institutions. A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday that an officer had been placed on leave as the death…

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Jan

Bexar County Inmate Dies by Suicide Despite Intervention by Deputy

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A Bexar County jail inmate died overnight by suicide, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. A statement from BCSO said a detention deputy discovered the inmate in the act just after 2 a.m. as the deputy was serving food trays. The deputy called for assistance and other deputies attempted to perform…

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Jan

Local Sheriffs Continue to Wait for State Inmate Reimbursements

RALLS COUNTY, MO – A recent Missouri state audit found the state still needs to reimburse counties funds that are owed to house inmates. The Marion County Jail holds inmates not just from Marion County, but also from Ralls county. Ralls County Sheriff Brad Stinson said it’s common for smaller communities to house inmates in…

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20Jan

Inmate Escapes Local Jail After Stealing Dispatchers’ Vehicle

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, TN — Deputies are trying to locate an inmate who escaped from a local jail after stealing a dispatchers’ vehicle. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office said that on Monday shortly after 6 p.m. an inmate escaped from the Claiborne County Jail after gaining access to a dispatchers’ vehicle. According to a report, 22-year-old…

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