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Lamperd Less Lethal Signs Training Contract with Corrections Services Canada

July 27, 2015
The training will occur at locations in Ottawa, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan, related to the technical aspects and proper servicing of the Lamperd Less Lethal 40mm Launcher Platform that was recently purchased by the agency. This contract expires on December 31, 2015.

Sandra Bland's Death Ruled Suicide By Hanging

July 23, 2015
The cause of Sandra Bland's death was hanging; the manner of death was suicide, a prosecutor told reporters, citing preliminary autopsy results.

Video: Footage, Timeline Released in Texas Jail Death Investigation

July 21, 2015
Texas authorities have revealed what they say is the specific chain of events on the morning of Sandra Bland's death, as shown in recently released surveillance footage from inside the jail during the hours last week leading up to the discovery of her body in her cell.

Video, Timeline Released in Texas Jail Death Investigation

July 21, 2015

Texas authorities have revealed what they say is the specific chain of events on the morning of Sandra Bland's death, as shown in recently released surveillance footage from inside the jail during the hours last week leading up to the discovery of her body in her cell. More Here.

Federal Correctional Officers' Union Renews Call for Sentencing Reform

July 20, 2015
AFGE's Council of Prison Locals, which represents over 33,000 correctional workers at federal prisons across the country, praised Obama's denouncement of mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent drug offenders.

Texas Prison Guard Beaten to Death Escorting Violent Inmate

July 16, 2015
A rookie Texas Department of Criminal Justice guard was beaten to death Wednesday at a northeast Texas prison as he was transporting an inmate with an extensive history of attempted escapes and previous beatings of prison personnel from a day room to a cell.

Video: Georgia Corrections Officer Killed in Accident on Prison Grounds

July 15, 2015
The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating the death of Gregory Dale Mitchell, a 25-year employee at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga. Officials said his death was an accident.

Georgia Corrections Officer Killed in Accident on Prison Grounds

July 15, 2015

Longtime corrections officer Gregory Dale Mitchell was killed last Tuesday in an accident at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga. More Here.

D3O TRUST Vest Provides Shock Absorption and Impact Protection

July 14, 2015
The Trauma Reduction and Unrivalled Shock Technology (TRUST) Vest represents an evolution of the D3O offering. Combining new materials and technologies, this protective undergarment features a lightweight, low-profile base layer of blunt trauma protection.

President Barack Obama Commutes Sentences of 46 Drug Offenders

July 13, 2015
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments didn't match the crimes they committed.

Heads Rolling Over New York Prison Break

June 30, 2015
The New York State Department of Corrections is replacing 12 prison employees, including the prison’s superintendent Steven Racette and deputy superintendent Stephen Brown. Racette was seen in a photo with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 6, when the daring prison break was discovered.

FBI Investigating Corruption at New York Prison Where Murderers Escaped

June 29, 2015
Some employees interviewed have told investigators about heroin use among prisoners, and the role of employees in the drug trade.

Minnesota's Holding of Sex Offenders After Prison Is Ruled Unconstitutional

June 18, 2015
In a decision watched by officials in 20 states that hold some sex offenders after they complete prison sentences, a federal judge ruled this week that Minnesota's program for such offenders was unconstitutional.

Mississippi Corrections Officer Dies in Crash

May 26, 2015
Sgt. Iris Smith, 53, of the Mississippi Department of Corrections died instantly when the MDOC van she was driving collided with the back of an 18-wheeler as she was escorting an inmate between hospitals.

2 Guards Injured, 2 Inmates Dead in Nebraska Prison Rioting

May 11, 2015
Nebraska prison officials say the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution is under control after a weekend uprising that injured two prison guards and left two inmates dead and at least two more injured.

NCJRS Provides Correctional Resource Guide

May 6, 2015
In recognition of National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, NCJRS is sharing an article that highlights publications, training programs, and Websites related to correctional facilities and staff.

Maryland State Prison K-9 Dies in Vehicle Fire

April 16, 2015
A K-9 assigned to the Cumberland state correctional complex died in a vehicle fire that occurred on westbound Interstate 68 in Maryland.

Video: Inmate Attack Sends Three Arizona Officers to the Hospital

April 9, 2015
An 18-year-old psych inmate attacked four officers at the Lower Buckeye Jail, sending three officers to the hospital and knocking one unconscious, according to the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office.

Inmate Attack Sends Three Arizona Officers to the Hospital

April 9, 2015

An 18-year-old psych inmate attacked four officers at the Lower Buckeye Jail, sending three officers to the hospital and knocking one unconscious, according to the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office. More Here.

Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Texas Prison Bus Crash

January 15, 2015
Eight prisoners and two long-time veteran prison department officers, including the driver, were killed, the agency said in a statement. Another corrections officer and four other inmates were hospitalized.
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