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TX Sheriff's Sergeant Beaten and Sexually Assaulted in Jail

A female sergeant was attacked and sexually assaulted by an inmate at the Harris County (TX) Jail Monday.

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Mayor Pulling NYPD Officers Off Street to Replace Corrections Officers for Court Duty

Violent incidents in city jails spiked from 80 per month last year to 98 this year, 11 inmates have died so far this year.

Prisoners in WI Jail are Now "Residents"

Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said the move is an effort to “humanize those who are within our care.”

Oklahoma Deputy Dies After Altercation with Detainee

Deputy Kyle Davis was injured in the fight. He was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Los Angeles County Leaders Vote to Create Plan for Closing Main Jail

"(These) are dangerous, dangerous offenders that will be released back into our communities. It's unacceptable," said Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors, an organization that represents crime victims and their families. Sheriff Alex Villaneuva has also expressed disapproval with the plan.

California Deputy Dies of Coronavirus

Young, a 15-year veteran of the department, was its first to succumb to COVID-19, the statement said. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Los Angeles County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Slow Coronavirus in Jails

For almost two weeks, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he was looking for as many inmates as possible to safely release. On Tuesday, he said the number so far was 1,700 inmates, or about 10% of the county’s entire jail population.

Inmate Files Red Flag Petition Against Deputies at Colorado Jail

Deputies “carry shotguns inside the jail intimidating and excessively abusing inmates with these shotguns,” the inmate wrote in the complaint. “These deputys (sic) carry these deadly weapons 24 hours a day patrolling the floors of this jail intimidating and threatening people for the most minor things.”

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.

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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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