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28May

County jail waiting on MDOC approval to allow trusties to work again

Mississippi – State inmates at the Pearl River County jail may be allowed out in public spaces to work again. The trusty workers have not been allowed out of the jail to work, no visitors have been allowed and transfers have not been taking place in an effort to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 inside…

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May

Boston police commissioner calls out judges letting criminals out of jail over COVID-19 concerns

After multiple people were shot in Boston overnight, Police Commissioner William Gross again took aim at the judges who are releasing violent prisoners from incarceration because of concern about the coronavirus spreading behind bars….read more Published:  May 28, 2020 By:  Todd Kazakiewich, WCVB.com Source:  https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-police-commissioner-calls-out-judges-letting-criminals-out-of-jail-over-covid-19-concerns/32703520#

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May

Texas jail says guards didn’t notice inmate giving birth

DALLAS — A woman managed to go into labor and give birth alone in a Texas jail cell without any corrections officers noticing until after she had delivered the child, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. The woman had the baby in a Fort Worth jail cell on May 17, according to Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office…

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27May

Feds charge East Bay men who were publicized after being released from jail due to $0 bail coronavirus policy

OAKLAND — In separate cases, federal prosecutors have charged two men who were re-arrested a short time after being freed from county jail through a statewide policy intended to reduce pretrial incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic — and then had their cases publicized by local authorities eager to curtail the policy. The filing of federal…

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May

Sheriffs team with Jay-Z and Van Jones to deliver masks to every jail in US

In a remarkable private venture, the nation’s sheriffs have joined with some leading criminal justice reform advocates, such as Jay-Z and Van Jones, to deliver masks and other personal protective equipment to every jail in America. National Sheriffs’ Association and the REFORM Alliance, working with a $10 million donation from Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, said the equipment will…

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May

Family of man who died in Cuyahoga County Jail sues county, ex-jail employees criminally charged in death

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The family of a man who died of a drug overdose in the Cuyahoga County Jail sued Cuyahoga County and former jail employees, including the officer who faces criminal charges after surveillance video showed he ignored the inmate as he died on the jail’s floor. Joseph Arquillo’s son, Joseph Arquillo Jr., filed…

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