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LASD Jail Probe: A View From the Inside

While behind bars, I honed my skills with on-the-job training. I learned how to slip out of my handcuffs, cut metal, and smuggle knives, hacksaws, and drugs. Most of all, I learned how to manipulate, intimidate, and confuse deputies who were still learning how to be cops.

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Inmates Using Social Media to Harass Victims, Intimidate Witnesses

Across the U.S. and beyond, inmates are using social networks and the growing numbers of smartphones smuggled into prisons and jails to harass their victims or accusers and intimidate witnesses.

Calif. Bill Would Impose Penalties On Prison Cellphone Smugglers

California inmates have been known to pay up to $1,000 for contraband cellphones to communicate with the outside world. The mobile devices have been used to organize street gangs, traffic drugs and intimidate witnesses.

Tulsa Officer Gave 'Take Out' Order for Inmate

Sgt. Carla Housely said she wrote out a statement by inmate Durrell Collins, who claimed that Tulsa Police Officer Bill Yelton asked him to beat up another inmate in the Tulsa Jail,

Inmate Stabs Ore. Deputy with Pencil

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.

America's Cage War Against Radical Islam

Our Judeo-Christian culture has been challenged in the arena of global conflict. We're locked in the "ultimate fighting cage" of war, a place we've been before. We're in a fight against extremist terrorism, and this isn't the first round.

Gangsters in Blue: Corrections

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.

Understanding Inmate Codes of Conduct

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.

Inmate Rolled Joint with Bible Page

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

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Prison Guards Main Source of Smuggled Cellphones

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.