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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.

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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.

Woman Used T-Shirt Gun to Launch Contraband into Prison

Guards saw Kerri Jo Hickman shoot a package filled with cellphones, ear buds, meth, marijuana and digital scales March 10 into North Fork Correctional Unit from her car before driving away.

Nebraska Correctional Officer Accused of Embezzling $173,000 from Police Union

A correctional officer stands accused of taking more than $170,000 from the coffers of the Douglas County Corrections Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 over a three year period.

Inmates in Work Detail Came to Aid of Collapsed North Carolina Deputy

Chief Deputy Larry Guyton of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said "it means a lot to law enforcement" that the inmates stayed at Smith's side and rushed to get him help. They even flagged down a passing motorist and asked him to call 911 for help.

New Federal Prison Reform Based on Texas Program

The Texas program reportedly saved billions of dollars and reduced the crime rate at the same time by focusing on rehabilitation.

L.A. County Sheriff to Discontinue Discipline Guidelines Adopted After Scandal

Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has decided to drop discipline guidelines adopted in 2013 to stop jailhouse beatings by deputies and in 2016 to deter lying.

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Infamous Mob Boss "Whitey" Bulger Killed at West Virginia Prison

Infamous Boston mob boss and federal informant James "Whitey" Bulger has been killed in prison. According to reports, Bulger was beaten to death by "multiple inmates" who may have connections to organized crime.