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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.

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.
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