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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.

Tennessee Cop's Suspected Killer Identified

April 3, 2011
Jesse Mathews, who is wanted in Colorado on robbery warrants, is suspected of fatally shooting Sgt. Timothy Chapin and wounding Officer Lorin Johnston during a pursuit after an armed robbery at the U.S. Money Shops on Saturday.

Inmate Rolled Joint with Bible Page

March 17, 2011
David Allen Henson, 24, admitted to the act, after jailers found the marijuana roach made from the Bible page in his cell.

My Memories of the Rodney King Riots? Rage and Frustration

March 4, 2011
Traffic on the I-10 Freeway was non-existent, save for those who absolutely had to go to work under a hazy film of smoky clouds. I remember thinking that all of the other commuters must have been either cops or firefighters.

Oregon Sheriff Behind 'Faces of Meth' Creates 'From Drugs to Mugs'

February 28, 2011
As with "Faces of Meth," the documentary uses booking photos to show faces that were once normal, yet become ravaged, toothless wrecks to illustrate the physical damage caused by abusing meth, cocaine, and heroin.

Drug Awareness: From Drugs to Mugs

February 28, 2011

The Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff’s Office has released the follow-up to its "Faces of Meth" drug-awareness program, called "From Drugs to Mugs." It features interviews with 22 inmates, law enforcement personnel and others who see the physical damage caused by meth abuse. Source: MCSO via YouTube.

Parole Officer In Indy Cop's Slaying Fired

February 12, 2011
Billie Ruffner, a 28-year veteran of the DOC, apparently failed to do monthly checks on Thomas Hardy, which allowed him to go free. Hardy is accused of murdering Officer David Moore during a traffic stop Jan. 23.

Slain Wash. C.O. Remembered, Prison Makes Changes

February 9, 2011
Officer Jayme Biendl, "always said hello and goodbye with a smile on her face," her supervisor Sgt. Jimmie Fletcher said. "She was committed to being a good officer, daughter, sister - not just to her siblings, but to her co-workers."

Prison Guards Main Source of Smuggled Cellphones

February 9, 2011
Union officials say they don't necessarily oppose searches; they also cite a work requirement that corrections officers must be paid for "walk time" — the minutes it takes them to get from the front gate to their posts behind prison walls.

Procession for Officer Jayme Biendl

February 9, 2011

Hundreds of people came out to pay their final respects to correctional officer Jayme Biendl, who was murdered a week ago while working at the Monroe Correctional Complex. Source: KOMO News.

Florida Corrections Officer Fatally Shot Tracking Killer

February 2, 2011
Col. Greg Malloy, 44, was killed exchanging gunfire with suspect Wade Williams, while assisting the Holmes County Sheriff's Office deputy. Col. Malloy was working as part of the Holmes Correctional Institution's K-9 tracking team.

LAPD Will Transfer Inmates To New Jail

February 1, 2011
The 55-year-old Parker Center has been cited by CalOSHA and other agencies for health and safety violations, such as plumbing problems and the lack of a fire sprinkler system, according to the LAPD's Assistant Police Chief Michel Moore.

Washington Corrections Officials Respond to Officer's Slaying

January 30, 2011
On Monday, the state's top correctional official told POLICE Magazine the agency was well aware of Byron Sherf's violent past and allowed him additional access privileges, because he had shown good behavior. It was one reason Sherf was transferred to the medium-security Monroe facility.

Indiana Suspends Parole Officer Who Monitored Indy Cop's Alleged Killer

January 26, 2011
Investigators are still attempting to link Hardy to Moore's shooting and have been given until Friday by a judge to charge him with the crime.

California Governor To Shift State Offenders To County Jails

January 11, 2011
Gov. Brown plans to house only the most serious and violent adult felony offenders in state prisons, while shifting low-level adult offenders, all youth offenders and parolees to county systems.

Feds Consider Allowing Cell Phone Jamming In Prisons

January 4, 2011
Even though the number of cellphones confiscated in prisons has jumped since 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has resisted allowing correctional facilities to use wireless jamming technology to block cellphone signals.

Arizona Corrections Deputy Who Pepper Sprayed Detainee Investigated

December 22, 2010
A Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy working as a detention officer is now under investigation for using a "short burst of pepper spray" on an ICE detainee after he defecated on the floor of a holding area and did not respond to officers' commands Dec. 11.
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