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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.

BOP Senior Officer Specialist Melissa Foy Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

November 24, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Senior Officer Specialist Melissa Foy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as its Officer of the Month for October 2008 for saving a colleague who was being stabbed by an inmate.

Fourth New Mexico Jail Escapee Captured, Four Still at Large

August 29, 2008
Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday's jailbreak in Clovis, N.M., was apprehended late Thursday night in Albuquerque. "We're four down, four to go," Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday morning. "We're optimistic."

Federal Corrections Officer Murdered in California Prison

August 27, 2008
Jose Rivera survived two tours of duty in Iraq, but his job as a corrections officer at a high-security federal prison in California cost him his life.

Illinois Sheriff Goes to Jail, Voluntarily

August 22, 2008
Lake County, Ill., Sheriff Mark Curran said his goal is to talk to inmates so he can see the jail from their perspective. That way he can try to solve potential problems, such as safety issues, and better understand the inmate experience, he said.

Female Florida CO Killed by Inmate

June 27, 2008
A female Florida corrections officer was searching alone for a missing inmate during nightly head count when she was ambushed and killed, Local 6 News has learned.

When Is a Death Sentence Not a Death Sentence?

February 1, 2008

Even with appeals, Jesse Timmendequas should have been scragged, toe-tagged, and bagged long before the Y2K celebrations.

Tychem QC for Corrections

December 1, 2007
Specifically designed for the corrections market and cell extraction, Dupont’s Tychem QC garment delivers protection against the biohazards and viral contaminants potentially faced when working with prisoners.

Florida Jailers Find Gun in Inmate’s Shoe During Booking

September 19, 2007
Mejia was being booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. An additional charge of bringing contraband into a jail was filed against him for possession of the .22 in his shoe.

Riot Act

August 1, 2007

R Block of the West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville. Inmates are holding a hostage. His hands are bound with a strip of cloth that's tied around the crossbars of one of the cells. A negotiator has been called in to hear the inmates' demands and to try to secure release of the hostage. The ringleader of the riot, a young loudmouth called K-Dog, yells at the negotiator who is on the stairs above the showers, "You better take care of your boy!"

New Report Examines Inmate Demographics

July 20, 2007
A new analysis provides a regional examination of the racial and ethnic dynamics of incarceration in the U.S. The report finds that African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six (5.6) times the rate of whites and Hispanics nearly double (1.8) the rate.

Myers Enterprises Stun-Cuff Magnum

November 1, 2006
Myers Enterprises has developed the new Stun-Cuff Magnum 80,000-volt wireless prisoner control device. The Stun-Cuff Magnum is designed to be worn by persons under arrest, prisoners during transports or trials, or persons under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The Stun-Cuff Magnum is a palm-sized device that locks using a standard handcuff key. It can be worn on the wrist or ankle. The Stun-Cuff Magnum is lightweight, rapidly deployable, and maintenance free.

Napa (Calif.) Police Department

March 1, 2006

Sometimes a schoolyard scuffle is just a simple fight. Sometimes it’s a clear cry for help from a kid battling bigger demons at home. And sometimes it portends more serious violence from a disturbed, future-felon-in-the-making.

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