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Idaho Inmates Claim Gangs Run Prison

November 13, 2012
A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing.

Ballot Measures 2012: Death Penalty, Legal Marijuana, Bargaining Rights

November 6, 2012
Today, voters in three states will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana and in California will consider reshaping sentencing for violent offenders.

Georgia C.O. Fatally Stabbed By Inmate

October 12, 2012
Officer Larry Stell, 46, was assaulted by an inmate and died as a result of the attack, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Md. C.O. Charged With Raping Detainee

October 10, 2012
A Prince George's County Sheriff's deputy charged with raping a female detainee awaiting a hearing at the Upper Marlboro courthouse now faces a $15 million civil lawsuit.

L.A. Sheriff Agrees To Sweeping Jail Reforms

October 4, 2012
Faced with mounting pressure over a jail abuse scandal and criticism of his management, Sheriff Lee Baca on Wednesday agreed to dozens of reforms including the establishment of an independent inspector general to scrutinize Sheriff's Department operations.

Female CO Killed in Colo. Facility

September 25, 2012
A female officer was killed and Sgt. Lori Gann was seriously injured after at least one inmate assaulted them in the prison's kitchen during breakfast preparation.

Calif. Sureño Gang Most Powerful In Okla. Prisons

September 20, 2012
Even though they are relatively few in number, the California-based Sureño gang is the most powerful group operating in Oklahoma prisons today.

Ind. C.O. Collapses, Dies

August 28, 2012
An Indiana correctional officer collapsed and died Sunday, after working with an "unruly inmate." Officer Timothy Betts, 51, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility was escorting the inmate to segregation Sunday.

Ga. Deputies Gone After Sex Talk with Inmate

August 14, 2012
One Oconee County (Ga.) Sheriff's jail deputy was fired and another resigned following an internal investigation that the pair had "inappropriate communications" with a female inmate.

Mo. Agency Shifts From Holding Cells

July 31, 2012
The Columbia (Mo.) Police Department will soon begin taking more than half of suspects under arrest to the Boone County Jail instead of the police department. The move is in response to an August incident when former Officer Rob Sanders shoved an inmate in a holding cell.

Mass. C.O. Killed During Perimeter Check

July 25, 2012
Middlesex County (Mass.) Sheriff's Corrections Officer Edward "Teddy" Dillon III was killed early Wednesday in a vehicle crash while performing a perimeter check at the sheriff's facilities.

$3M Bond Set for Man Who Struck, Killed Ill. C.O.

July 23, 2012
Bond was set Saturday at $3 million for a Little Village man with a history of DUIs who was charged with reckless homicide for the deadly hit and run accident that claimed the life of a Cook County correctional officer.

Sister of Lakewood Four Killer Leaves Prison Early

July 17, 2012
The sister of the man who killed four Lakewood (Wash.) Police officers and who helped her brother elude capture was released from prison early on Monday. LaTanya Clemmons served more than two years of a five-year sentence relating to the November 2009 manhunt.

Conn. Inmate Wanted Death by Oyster

July 3, 2012
A Connecticut man now on death row for killing three people during a violent 2007 home invasion told the Hartford Courant he concocted a story that he was a serial killer as a suicide ploy.

Former Calif. Deputy Who Smuggled Heroin Burrito Sentenced

June 28, 2012
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was believed to be trying to smuggle heroin, stuffed inside a burrito, into a courthouse jail was sentenced Monday to two years in jail.

Strip Searching Misdemeanor Arrestees

June 1, 2012

After issuing a series of decisions over the years that have been mostly deferential to custodial officials in managing their secure facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a new ruling on the constitutionality of visual strip searches of minor-offense arrestees.

Jail Riots: Prevention and Response

May 22, 2012

In the case of jail riots, planning and prevention are worth a pound of cure. A proactive approach to disturbances and prevention keeps small incidents small and resolves them quickly.

Miss. Prison Guard Killed In Riot, 8 Hurt

May 21, 2012
A prison guard was killed Sunday during a riot that also injured five other correctional officers and hurt three inmates at a privately run facility in Mississippi that holds illegal immigrants.

L.A. Sheriff's Investigates Deputy Tattoo Clique

May 17, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department suspended seven of its deputies believed to be involved with a jail clique called the "Jump Out Boys" that celebrate aggressive policing.

Indiana Agencies Choose Spillman For Records and Jail Management

May 16, 2012
Two Indiana public safety agencies will use a shared Spillman software system to help them improve efficiency and exchange critical data between agency divisions.
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