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Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

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Arizona Detention Officer Dies Following Attack by Inmate

A detention officer with the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff's Office died Wednesday evening from injuries he suffered when an inmate attacked him.

New York City Council Votes to Close Rikers Island Jail

The proposal was born out of the conclusion of Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Democrats that mass incarceration and a massive jail complex are out of step in an era of falling crime rates.

Suspect in Murder, Sexual Assault of TN Prisons Employee Still at Large

The assailant—identified as Curtis Ray Watson—reportedly stole a tractor and reflective vest and drove off the facility and currently remains at large.

Corrections Administrator Murdered in Home, Escaped Inmate Suspect at Large

An escaped inmate is the prime suspect in corrections administrator Debra Johnson's murder at her home Wednesday.

Puerto Rico Correctional Officer Attacked, Killed by Inmate

Puerto Rico Correctional Officer Pedro Rodríguez-Mateo succumbed to head injuries sustained the previous day when he was attacked by an inmate at the Ponce Maximum Security Facility.

AZ Sheriff's Office Launches Secureview Tablets for Inmates to Reduce Recidivism

The Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office has a new partnership with Securus Technologies to bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center. Inmates are now able to use tablets to help advance their education and gain new skills while they are incarcerated.

Alabama K-9 Dies from Exposure to Synthetic Narcotic

An Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 that was exposed to illegal narcotics—identified by a hazmat team identified it as synthetic marijuana—late last week has died.

Wife of New York Corrections Officer Badly Beaten By Inmates Sues DOC

The wife of a former Rikers Island Corrections Officer who was so badly beaten by several inmates that he suffered a broken neck and spinal injuries has filed a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit seeking $1 million damages against the city and the Department of Corrections.

Retired Corrections Officers Can Now Patrol NJ Schools

A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.