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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.

Former L.A. County Deputies Describe Jail Misconduct

May 15, 2012
Two retired Los Angeles County sheriff's supervisors Monday painted a violent picture of life inside Men's Central Jail, recounting for a county jails commission tales of deputies beating prisoners, ignoring bosses, forming cliques and engaging in off-duty misconduct.

Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) Gangs

May 15, 2012
Dropouts, jail informants, child molesters, and other "softies" segregated in the Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) of California prisons are forming gang sets of their own. Unencumbered by the big four prison gangs that control the main yards, they use their criminal skills and the power of intimidation of their new dropout gang.

Inmate Gets 41% Against Obama In W.Va. Primary

May 9, 2012
Keith Judd, listed on the ballot as Inmate No. 11593-051, received 69,766 votes, a surprising 41% of the total.

Ohio Deputy Fired for Making Inmates Dance

May 4, 2012
An Ohio sheriff's deputy has been fired for making inmates dance if they wanted to use the jail microwave. Summit County (Ohio) Sheriff's Deputy Dominic Martucci, 35, was fired for violating departmental policies.

Calif. Prisons To Block Prisoner Cell-Phone Use

April 17, 2012
The private company that maintains the pay phones in California prisons has agreed to install technology to block the use of smuggled cellular phones by prisoners.

N.C. Corrections Officer Dies After Fall

April 16, 2012
A North Carolina corrections officer has died after falling down the stairs, the state's Department of Public Safety announced Monday. Officer William Wright, 31, has succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell while climbing a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Spruce Pine.

L.A. Sheriff's Capt. Took Inmate Golfing

April 5, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department captain apparently took a convicted jewel thief out for golf tips.

Washington Jail Adopts Spillman's Data Management Software

March 30, 2012
A recently formed regional jail in Washington is using new software from Spillman Technologies to help manage jail records, images, and inventory, according to the company.

FN 303 Launcher

March 30, 2012
The FN 303 Launcher is a compressed air-powered system capable of launching fin-stabilized .68 caliber projectiles at point-specific targets with a range of up to 50 meters.

GLARE Enforcer

March 30, 2012
The GLARE Enforcer visual disruption laser from B.E. Meyers is specifically designed for law enforcement and maritime security applications. It is the only optical deterrent laser compliant with FDA regulations for sale to law enforcement and security organizations.

BodyGuard

March 30, 2012
ArmStar's BodyGuard is a combination of armor and electronic control device. The device is slipped over the wearer's forearm with the wearer's hand in a glove that is fitted with a pressure switch.

Sheriff Arpaio Responds to Ruling Critical of Pink Boxers

March 29, 2012
An Arizona sheriff known for making prisoners wear pink underwear asked an appeals court Wednesday to reconsider its ruling that criticized jail officers' decision to force the colorful boxer shorts onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed the officers were trying to rape him.

ACLU Critical of California's Prison 'Realignment'

March 23, 2012
California's initiative to shift state inmates to local jails has drawn fire from the American Civil Liberties Union, who has released a report criticizing "realignment."

Calif. Inmates Ask U.N. To Probe Solitary Confinement

March 21, 2012
Calling solitary confinement "torture," California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state.

Fla. Corrections Officer Fatally Stabbed by Inmate

March 19, 2012
Sgt. Ruben Thomas, 24, was stabbed in the neck with a shank by Richard Franklin while on duty at the Columbia Correctional Institution near Lake City in northern Florida.

Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population

March 13, 2012
California corrections officials have floated a plan that would allow gang members living in high-security housing units to return to the general population as a reward for good behavior.
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