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Texas Inmate Executed for Causing Death of CO During Escape
December 5, 2013
Jerry Martin, 43, apologized to the family of Susan Canfield, who suffered a fatal head injury when Martin and another inmate escaped from a work detail at the Wynne Unit on Sept. 24, 2007.
Calif. Deputy Killed in Crash with Big Rig
November 1, 2013
Dep. Robert Jackson of the Butte County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office was killed when he pulled his cruiser onto Highway 99 and a big-rig could not stop in time.
Okla. Inmates Create Computer Program to Save Corrections Dept. Money
October 31, 2013
Three computer savvy inmates serving time at the Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington, Okla., have created a data collection program that may save the state millions of dollars, say three state representatives.
Police-Killer Gang Threatened Conn. C.O.
August 27, 2013
Police arrested four people who threatened and attempted to rob a corrections officer from Hartford at a gas station early Monday, police said.
LAPD Resources Drained by Prisoner Realignment
August 22, 2013
When Los Angeles residents need a police officer, they expect and deserve an immediate response. But it is getting harder to deliver on that expectation because LAPD officers are being pulled away from what they were hired to do in order to keep tabs on thousands of felons living in the city after their early release from prison.
Wis. C.O. Lawsuit Seeks Pay for Pre-Duty Work
August 8, 2013
A group of 10 state prison guards has filed a lawsuit alleging the state owes them millions in back pay because of a 2012 work rule that defines when they are considered on duty.
SCOTUS Orders Release of 9,600 Calif. Inmates
August 5, 2013
In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a court order that he release 9,600 inmates from state prisons, moving California a step closer to relocating or freeing those prisoners by the end of the year.
Ex-Prison Guard Impregnated By Cop Killer Pleads Guilty
July 1, 2013
The former federal corrections officer who had a baby with a man convicted of executing two NYPD detectives pleaded guilty Monday and faces 15 years in prison.
Judges Order Calif. to Cut Inmate Population by 10,000
June 21, 2013
A three-judge panel has ordered California to start releasing inmates so the state can cut its prison population by 10,000 by the end of the year because medical care and other conditions are unconstitutional.
Fla. Executes Inmate In CO's Death
June 13, 2013
The state of Florida administered a lethal injection Wednesday to a death row inmate convicted of killing a corrections officer during a botched jail break nearly three decades ago.
Judge Approves New Orleans Jail Reform Plan
June 7, 2013
A federal judge approved a consent decree Thursday governing an operational overhaul of Orleans Parish Prison that would reform one of the country's most dangerous lockups known for inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care.
Video: Texas Cops Fired for Excessive Force
June 3, 2013
Two Jasper (Texas) Police officers have been fired by the City Council for allegedly using excessive force on a 25-year-old woman while processing her at the local jail.
How One Gang Corrupted 13 Baltimore COs
May 23, 2013
Anyone who has worked in the jail or prison for any length of time is probably aware of the psychological manipulation practiced by many sophisticated inmates and gangs. They commonly employ tactics designed as corruption ensnarement traps.
Wash. C.O.'s Killer Gets Death
May 15, 2013
The Washington inmate convicted of strangling Officer Jayme Biendl in a prison chapel received a death sentence from a jury this afternoon. With the sentence, Byron Scherf becomes the ninth man on Washington's death row.
Islamist Terrorist Plotted To Behead FBI Agents
May 14, 2013
A convicted terrorist who plotted to kill three FBI agents as revenge for his conviction was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hysen Sherifi, 29, received the sentence from U.S. Attorney District Court Judge W. Earl Britt.
Inmate Guilty In Wash. C.O.'s Slaying
May 10, 2013
A convicted rapist may face the death penalty after a Snohomish County, Wash., jury on Thursday found him guilty of first-degree murder for strangling a corrections officer.
13 Baltimore COs Indicted In Prison Gang Drug Conspiracy
April 23, 2013
A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Baltimore correctional officers and 12 Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang members who orchestrated a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute drugs, launder money, and have sex inside the jail.
The Failure of California's Prison Realignment
April 23, 2013
As we have been lamenting for the past 1½ years, California's controversial experiment in transferring supervision of prisoners from the state to local agencies is a clear and present danger to public safety.
Embattled La. Sheriff Denounces Critics As Racist
April 16, 2013
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has questioned critics of his jail management style, implying to a local media outlet that their criticism is racially motivated.
Texas Mexican Mafia Member Gets Life In RICO Case
April 11, 2013
A Texas Mexican Mafia member received three consecutive life sentences in federal prison for racketeering and assaulting a federal prison guard, the FBI announced.
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