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California Releasing Parole Violators Early

July 17, 2009
California prison officials, facing severe overcrowding and a financial crisis, have been releasing inmates who were serving time for parole violations before they finished their scheduled terms.

Sheriff Arpaio Won't Cooperate with Federal Inquiry

July 8, 2009
Joe Arpaio is done cooperating with the Department of Justice. The Maricopa County sheriff, whose agency became the subject of a federal Civil Rights Division investigation in March, announced at a news conference Tuesday that employees would no longer consent to interviews or allow investigators access to documents until the Department of Justice details the allegations against Arpaio's office and appoints attorneys to communicate with the county's counsel.

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical to Sponsor Corrections Training for Women

July 8, 2009
Woolrich Elite Series Tactical announced its sponsorship of the National Center for Corrections Special Operations (NCCSO) Corrections Officer Survival for Women program, the first training course addressing unique challenges that confront female corrections officers.

Why Are Detroit-Area Jail Cells Empty?

May 28, 2009

Empty jail cells are normally something to celebrate, but Wayne County's top law enforcement officials say the hundreds of vacant jail beds are not because of a drop in crime or more reasonable sentencing. Floors of the downtown Detroit jail are empty because police are arresting fewer people accused of those crimes. Altogether, three county jails that held about 2,500 prisoners a year ago now house 400 fewer inmates.

Former L.A. County Deputy Charged with Attempted Drug Smuggling

May 7, 2009
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday with attempting to smuggle narcotics into a county jail facility in Castaic where he worked as a jailer, authorities said.

Color-Plated Handcuffs

May 1, 2009
A corrections facility uses a lot of handcuffs, and it loses a lot of handcuffs in prisoner transfers. Color-plated restraints from Peerless Handcuff Co. can help agencies identify their handcuffs and reduce loss. They can also be used to distinguish prisoners from specific cell blocks.

No-Shank Toiletries

May 1, 2009
Humane Restraint offers a full line of HRC Care Products, including fingertip toothbrushes, flexible mirrors, soft pens and pencils, no-shank razors, and no-shank brushes and picks. These toiletries are now in wide use in federal, state, and local corrections facilities.

California Senate Considers Bill to Outlaw Prison Cell Phones

April 30, 2009
In an attempt to curb the problem, the California Senate is expected to pass a law next week that will make it a crime for the nearly 172,000 state prison inmates to possess cell phones or for people to smuggle them into prisons.

Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Use Dogs to Find Prohibited Cell Phones

April 17, 2009

"I just think dogs are better at finding cell phones" than metal detectors, guard searches and other screening methods, said Sgt. William Finn, who supervises the Philadelphia Prison System's five-dog canine unit.

New Mexico Abolishes Death Penalty

March 19, 2009
Gov. Bill Richardson went to Mass on Wednesday morning, then went to inspect the state penitentiary's high-security area and execution chamber. Then, shortly after 6 p.m., the governor signed legislation to repeal New Mexico's death penalty. He called it the toughest decision he had ever made.

Mexican Prison Riot Kills 20

March 5, 2009
A gang attack left 20 inmates dead and more than 30 others injured on Wednesday in one of the bloodiest riots in the turbulent history of prisons in Juárez.

L.A. County Sheriff Suggests Lower Bails to Cut Jail Crowding

February 26, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in talks Tuesday with court officials to determine whether reducing bail for nonviolent offenders would cut jail overcrowding, discussions that came a day after he threatened to close the Men's Central Jail if hit with steep budget cuts.

L.A. County Jails Might Close, Sheriff Warns

February 24, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday threatened to close the Men's Central Jail and perhaps a second detention facility when he and other county department heads are forced to cut their budgets.

Arpaio's Plan to Transport Inmates on Light Rail Concerns Phoenix

January 29, 2009
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's new system for hauling prisoners on Metro light rail isn't being met with universal praise. Arpaio spun the plan as a cost-saving measure and calls it "con rail."

Missouri Inmates to Get Cold-Case Playing Cards

January 10, 2009
In Missouri, the cards feature details about unsolved murders, missing persons and fugitives. Missouri State Patrol Sgt. Jason Clark said his agency had enough cold cases to fill several 52-card decks. So they had to be selective. The Brooks case has frustrated authorities because the young girl is believed to be dead and her body has never been found, despite promising suspects over the years.

Washington Man Faces Third Strike Sentencing for Killing K-9

December 4, 2008
Sentencing for a Brush Prairie man who got his “third strike” for killing police tracking dog Dakota has been set over to Dec. 12.

North Carolina Toughens Gang, Hate Crime Laws

December 3, 2008
Adults and young people involved in gang activity as well as people who burn crosses or sexually assault children now face tougher punishments as 25 new laws took effect Monday in North Carolina.

Pa. Governor Rendell Lifts Parole Ban for Violent Inmates

December 2, 2008
Gov. Rendell lifted a two-month moratorium on paroling violent offenders yesterday after a consultant's report indicated that the state's procedures for releasing inmates were largely sound and safe.

Surrendering Fugitives Overwhelm Camden, N.J., Authorities

November 27, 2008
During the four days of the program at Antioch Baptist Church, law enforcement agencies processed 2,245 people.

Texas Prison Officials Plan Cell Phone Jamming Test

November 26, 2008
Buoyed by the successful test of cell-phone jamming technology Friday in a South Carolina prison, Texas officials confirmed Tuesday that they are working on a similar demonstration in the Lone Star State.
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