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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.

Escaped Denver Inmate Surrenders

April 11, 2013
The inmate who used a law enforcement uniform to escape Denver's downtown jail turned himself in Wednesday, after a three-day manhunt.

Denver Deputy Arrested for Helping Inmate Escape

April 8, 2013
Denver police arrested a Denver Sheriff's deputy for allegedly helping a gang inmate escape by providing a police uniform and duty belt in exchange for payment.

Texas CO Collapses Responding to Alarm

April 3, 2013
Officer Brandon Kountz apparently died of a heart attack while rushing to assist other officers after a body alarm. He had served the agency for 11 months.

Court Error Caused Early Release of Colo. Prison Chief's Killer

April 1, 2013
A Colorado district court has apologized to the families of the two men slain by Evan Ebel for a clerical error that triggered the release of the white supremacist gang member four years early.

Calif. Correctional Officer, K-9 Killed In Rollover

March 25, 2013
Sgt. Gilbert Cortez and his search dog, Mattie, died Monday in a single-vehicle crash in San Diego County. They were on the way to search inmates for drugs and other contraband at La Cima Fire Camp.

Colo. Corrections Chief Fatally Shot at Home

March 20, 2013
Colorado authorities have launched a manhunt for a killer who fatally shot the state's corrections chief Tuesday night at his upscale home.

Maryland Poised To Ban Death Penalty

March 15, 2013
Maryland's House of Delegates voted Friday to repeal the state's death penalty and sent the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who initially sponsored it.

Inmate Fatally Stabs Federal C.O.

February 26, 2013
Officer Eric Williams, 34, was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m. following the assault at United States Penitentiary-Canaan, a high security institution located near Waymart about 20 miles east of Scranton.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

February 14, 2013
Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.
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