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Indiana C.O. Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver

March 7, 2012
Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's deputies are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed corrections deputy Britney Muex while she was jogging with three colleagues.

Nevada C.O. Dies After Inmate Assault

January 31, 2012
Nevada Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin suffered a heart attack after struggling with an inmate at the High Desert State Prison.

Stabbed Ark. C.O. Was Checking Inmate for Contraband

January 23, 2012
Sgt. Barbara Ester, 47, was investigating a report of an inmate wearing an unauthorized pair of tennis shoes when she was stabbed multiple times at the East Arkansas Unit near Brickeys.

L.A. County Deputy Cooperates With Feds on Jail Probe

January 15, 2012
Federal prosecutors filed their first criminal charge in the ongoing investigation of deputy misconduct in the Los Angeles County jails, saying that an ex-guard has agreed to plead guilty to felony bribery and is cooperating with the FBI.

Police Search for Killer of Mich. Corrections Officer

January 15, 2012
Police are tracking down leads to try and determine who shot and killed a state prison corrections officer in the parking lot of his home in Madison Heights early Saturday, but so far, no arrests have been made.

California's Prison Realignment Plan Off To a Terrible Start

January 10, 2012
State leaders might have seen an ideal budget fix in their new law allowing felons with prison terms of six years or less to be housed in local jails and then supervised by local law enforcement agencies, but the past few days have already given us two examples of just how terribly bad this idea will turn out.

N.Y. Cop Killer Denied Furlough

January 5, 2012
A cop killer's bid for a furlough to attend his grandmother's funeral in New York City has been rejected after New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly strongly objected.

LASD Jail Probe: A View From the Inside

January 3, 2012
While behind bars, I honed my skills with on-the-job training. I learned how to slip out of my handcuffs, cut metal, and smuggle knives, hacksaws, and drugs. Most of all, I learned how to manipulate, intimidate, and confuse deputies who were still learning how to be cops.

Ariz. Officers Turn In Federal Immigration Badges

December 22, 2011
Ninety-two Maricopa County jail officers turned in their ICE badges on Wednesday afternoon in front of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference.

Corrections: Stopping Gang Infiltration

December 22, 2011
The Prince George's County (Md.) Police Department began seeing an increasing gang presence inside their jail. As a result, officers with the gang unit went on a mission to identify gang members within the county's Department of Corrections.

Retired Commander Warned L.A. Sheriff About Problem Deputies

December 1, 2011
A retired commander in Los Angeles County's jail system told the Los Angeles Times that he warned Sheriff Lee Baca and other senior officials last year about deputies using excessive force against inmates, but was ignored.

'Good Samaritan' Corrections Officer Slain

November 29, 2011
An Oregon correctional officer was killed late Monday, when he stopped to help a stranded motorist near Pendleton in the eastern section of the state.

L.A. County Jails May Be Out of Room Next Month

November 15, 2011
Authorities expect Los Angeles County jails to be filled up next month, as a result of a new state law requiring the shift of 33,000 state inmates to local jurisdictions.

L.A. Sheriff Punished Deputies With Jail Duty

November 14, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been assigning deputies who have been disciplined for assorted misconduct to work in county jail as part of their sanctioned punishment.

L.A. Sheriff's Staff Raised Red Flags About Jail Brutality 2 Years Ago

October 31, 2011
Despite his claims to the contrary, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's command staff raised alarms about excessive force used on inmates in the nation's largest jail system about two years ago.

LASD Jail Probe: Chickens Come Home to Roost

October 31, 2011
It is quite possible that Baca did try to keep abreast of things, only to find his efforts undermined by another all-too-human factor-the fear of alienating one's self from the marginal affections of el jefe. Face it, nobody wants to get caught playing Mr. Blackwell—the fashion critic-to the emperor with no clothes.

California's 'Realignment' Toward Higher Crime

October 21, 2011
To soften the blow to local law enforcement and communities, California politicians are calling one of the largest criminal-justice shifts in state history a "realignment." Sadly, it appears the state's politicians are realigning California toward higher crime, potentially reversing years of declining violent crime.

N.Y. Cop Killer Charged with Possessing 'Escape Paraphernalia'

October 20, 2011
Ralph "Bucky" Phillips, who shot one New York State Police trooper to death and wounded two others five years ago during the largest manhunt in state history, has been accused of stuffing a sweat shirt with other clothes, to make it look like a dummy.

L.A. Jail Visitor Claims He Was Roughed Up

October 20, 2011
The FBI probe into the Los Angeles County jails has expanded to include allegations of a man who says he was beaten and pepper sprayed by deputies while handcuffed during a visit to see his incarcerated brother.

L.A. County Sheriff Hammers Command Staff In Newspaper Interview

October 17, 2011
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he was unaware of jail abuse and blamed his command staff for failing to keep him in the loop, in his most candid remarks about allegations that deputies used excessive force on prisoners.
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