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ACLU Calls for L.A. County Sheriff Baca's Resignation

October 10, 2011
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is reopening several investigations into allegations of deputy brutality in county lockups, and making changes in how deputies interact with inmates, he announced at a Sunday press conference.

Iowa Agency Buys Evidence.com and TASER AXON Digital Video Systems for Jail

September 27, 2011
TASER International Inc. has received an order for its TASER AXON on-officer camera and Evidence.com service from the Polk County (Iowa) Sheriff's Office.

Parole Board Denies Clemency for Ga. Cop Killer

September 20, 2011
On Tuesday, Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Davis, convicted of shooting an officer in the chest and face. The move paves the way for his death by lethal injection on Wednesday.

St. Louis Police Recapture Jail Escapee Who Made Own Nunchucks

September 19, 2011
Pollard had escaped Friday after fighting off more than a dozen correctional officers with nunchucks.

Ga. Probation Officer Dies In Training Accident

September 1, 2011
A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged and Officer Tiffany Bishop, 24, was fatally wounded at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Video: 2 Wash. Cops Demoted for Web Cartoons Mocking Jail

August 16, 2011
A deputy police chief and a police sergeant with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department have been demoted for a Web cartoon lampooning the staff and procedures of a new regional jail in South King County.

Wash. Police Web Cartoon

August 16, 2011

Two officers with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department were suspended for this video depicting a mustachioed officer talking to a jail employee clown using robot voices. The video mocked staff and procedures of a new jail in South King County.

Inmate Stabs Ore. Deputy with Pencil

August 8, 2011
Two Washington County (Ore.) jail inmates will face additional charges for attacking a corrections deputy, stabbing him three times in the face with a pencil.

Fla. Jail Deputy Accused of Creating 'Orgy'-Like Atmosphere

August 5, 2011
A Broward (Fla.) Sheriff's Office corrections deputy has been accused of inappropriate behavior toward female inmates in a case with claims of topless, dancing inmates, an "orgy''-like atmosphere and a text-messaged photo of a penis alongside a toothbrush.

California Attorneys Seek to Reform Third Strikes Law

June 15, 2011
A coalition led by Stanford University attorneys is seeking to reform the state's Third Strikes law with a statewide ballot initiative expected to arrive for the November 2012 ballot.

Gangsters in Blue: Corrections

June 9, 2011
When inmates and gang members see cops acting like convicts, they tend to react to them like they do other convicts and gangsters. What little respect that might remain is lost. What little restraint that might have been practiced is loosed. The exercise of lawful authority becomes personal, vindictive and cause for retribution.

SCOTUS Decision Could Lead to Release of 46,000 Calif. Inmates

May 23, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a three-judge panel's order to release more than one-fourth of California's prison population to relieve overcrowding. In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with the panel that had ruled inmates didn't have adequate access to medical care.

Safariland Introduces Monadnock Impactor Forearm Shield

May 20, 2011
The Model 5500 Impactor is designed to work with defensive baton techniques and OC spray, as a tool for controlling combative or uncontrollable subjects.

California's No. 2 Sheriff's Agency Begins Massive Layoffs

May 18, 2011
Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff Stan Sniff has mailed layoff notices to 800 full-time staffers and will begin implementing layoffs of deputies June 1 to help close budget gaps plaguing the county. The cuts could also cause reductions in jail operations.

LASD Deputies: Jail Co-workers Formed Gang-Like Clique

May 5, 2011
The deputies who were described as the aggressors worked on the third floor of Men's Central Jail, where they were believed to have formed an aggressive clique known to flash gang-like hand signs.

Safariland Introduces Extended Range Less-Lethal Munitions

April 29, 2011
Safariland has released five 40-mm, specialty impact rounds that allow corrections and tactical officers to deliver less-lethal munitions to incapacitate an aggressive, non-compliant subject. The Defense Technology rounds can be fired from a variety of 40-mm launchers and provide optimal accuracy from 10–70 meters (about 30–230 feet).

Convicted Murderer Sues California for Sex Change

April 26, 2011
Stevens has been on female hormones for more than a decade - standard preparation for a sex change operation; has had a hormone-linked tumor in Stevens' brain; and is in dire need of the surgery, according to court records.

Understanding Inmate Codes of Conduct

April 25, 2011
I've always marveled at this irony. Young men who rebel against authority and parental control, who commonly hate school, hate memorizing verses and symbols, hate reading history, hate learning new languages, and hate participating in physical education, enjoy doing all these things for their prison gang leaders.

Texas Deputy Fatally Shot Transporting Inmate

April 18, 2011
A female Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy was overcome and fatally shot in a courthouse basement today, as she readied an inmate for a court hearing.

Inmates Kill S.D. Prison Guard In Failed Escape Attempt

April 13, 2011
Ronald E. Johnson, a 23-year penitentiary veteran, was pronounced dead at 11:50 a.m. after an alleged assault by inmates Eric Robert and Rodney Berget.
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