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Don't Discount Info From Inmates

May 13, 2010
It was while working the jail that I had an opportunity to do something most of my LAPD peers didn't: acquire intel straight from the source before getting up close and personal with them on the street.

Inmates Bilk Uncle Sam for Millions with Tax Scams

April 15, 2010
Investigators say Monroe County jail inmates in Key West had been filing false tax return forms for jobs they never had as far back as 2004, and getting thousands of dollars a pop in refund checks.

Mexican Mafia: The Most Dangerous Gang

April 12, 2010
No matter which big bad bloody band of barrio bad boys you might be dealing with, I'll bet they are taking their orders from prison-gang inmates. And when one prison gang member can walk with immunity into some street gang's turf and order them to murder one of their own, that's a clue.

Oklahoma County Sheriff Deploys HD Surveillance System at Prison

April 1, 2010
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has deployed Avigilon's high definition (HD) surveillance system at its 268,000 square-foot detention center, a move designed to save the agency more than $10 million annually in personnel costs and will reduce the incidents of false liability claims.

Florida Department of Corrections Selects Harris Corporation to Upgrade Public Safety Radio Communications System

March 15, 2010
Harris Corp. and its sales and service partner, Communications International Inc. (CII) have been selected by the Florida Department of Corrections to upgrade its existing radio system to a Harris 800 MHz P25IP (Project 25 to the power of Internet Protocol) communications network system. The new system will provide increased coverage and improved communications to 20 state correctional facilities throughout Florida and will include more than 2,200 Harris portable radios.

Kentucky Woman Who Squirted Officer With Breast Milk Charged With Assault

March 8, 2010
The move brought a third-degree assault charge for 31-year-old Tony Tramel, who assaulted a corrections deputy as she was changing into an inmate uniform.

L.A. County Sheriff: Budget Woes Make Prisoner Release 'Inevitable'

March 4, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday it was "inevitable" that nonviolent inmates in county jails would be released early if the budget crisis persists.

Florida Gang Leader Burrows Out of Jail Cell

February 25, 2010
Gang leader Michael Rigby escaped from a maximum-security prison last week by removing a toilet and sink from his cell wall and burrowing his way to freedom.

Florida Corrections Officer Named Officer of the Month

February 23, 2010
On June 22, 2009, Officer Reeshemah Taylor, a seven-year law enforcement veteran, subdued an armed inmate in the Osceola County Corrections Department Medical Unit.

More Than 1,500 Inmates Released from California Jails

February 11, 2010
More than 1,500 inmates have been released from county jails around California in response to legislation designed to cut the state prison population, prompting an outcry from some law enforcement officials.

Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer at California Prison

February 3, 2010
Corcoran State Prison locked down their facility after a female correctional officer was stabbed on Tuesday with a "manufactured weapon," KMPH reports.

Corrections Communications

January 31, 2010

Inmates' abundance of creativity keeps correctional organizations busy finding countermeasures and inventing new technology to keep the prisons secure and the staff and inmates safe.

Sheriff Arpaio Serenades Inmates With Christmas Tunes After Legal Victory

December 29, 2009
In a press release with green-and-red holiday lettering, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he would pipe in the music to 8,000 incarcerated inmates on Christmas Day.

Texas Convict Who Faked Paralysis Escapes On Foot

December 7, 2009
A wheelchair-bound Texas prisoner pretending to suffer from paralysis is being sought, after he took two correctional officers hostage at gunpoint and escaped, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.

Mexican Mafia: Prison Debrief

December 2, 2009

Rene Enriquez defected from the Mexican Mafia in 2003. As a senior leader in the organization, he had much to offer the authorities and his debriefings with officials were videotaped. Here are excerpts from one session. It was included in a documentary by American RadioWorks.

Judges Reject California Plan to Cut Prison Crowding

October 22, 2009
The panel said California officials had failed to comply with their order to produce a plan to pare the number of state prisoners by 40,000 within two years. The judges agreed to postpone a decision on a request by inmates' lawyers to hold Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in contempt of court for defying the earlier order, issued Aug. 4.

Private Security Company's Deal To Manage Empty Montana Jail Unravels

October 6, 2009
A mysterious company calling itself American Police Force was slated to take over a jail in Hardin, Mont., but the deal is now off, after the state's attorney general began scrutinizing it, the Billings Gazette initially reported.

The Fallacy of the Nonviolent Offender

September 29, 2009

As state budgets tighten all across the country, more and more people are arguing for the early release of the "non-violent" offender. That begs the question just how non-violent are these folks? The answer won't shock police officers. The answer is that most "non-violent" offenders are actually quite violent. They may even have committed violent crimes and plea bargained down to non-violent charges. And even if they are truly non-violent, that doesn't mean they haven't committed serious crimes.

Less Lethal Force

September 18, 2009

As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren't always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less-lethal option means you can possibly end a confrontation without lethal force.

Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Detention Unit

September 17, 2009

Inmates at Douglas County Detention Center in Colorado are indeed being punished, but the deputies who work there don't style themselves as punishers. Rather, they work as enforcers and facilitators-maintaining order and teaching life skills that will hopefully reduce the number of "repeat customers" to the jail.

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