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The suspects used coded communications such as describing a picture of marijuana as “nuggets” and an officer willing to bring in drugs as an “Uber,” prosecutors said
Eight Georgia DOC employees were among those arrested following “Operation Skyhawk,” which uncovered that drones were being used to bring contraband into GDC facilities
“Clark County Jail Services wants to ensure anyone leaving the jail, as well as friends, family and community members, are easily able to procure naloxone to reduce death from opioid overdose,” Jail Services Director David Shook said
The warden was stabbed when Telfair State Prison COs were conducting a shakedown to remove contraband from one dorm, but those in the dorm refused to comply with the lockdown
An initial investigation by the Wisconsin DOC uncovered allegations that prison employees were involved, including information suggesting “financial crimes” may have occurred
Real-world data of high-dose naloxone administration by law enforcement officers found no added benefit to opioid overdose patients
The inmate, who was returning from furlough, was the first person the jail’s body scanner was used on
The suspect was already out on bond from charges of flying drones carrying contraband into another South Carolina prison
“Instead of using his time at the Bureau of Prisons to work on rehabilitation, [the inmate] instead made connections to allow him to continue his distribution activities once he was released,” an attorney said
The suspension comes as the NYC DOC has expanded the use of body scanners in the jails to check staff for possible contraband
RIDUP is a four-month program targeting SUD treatment for inmates, supporting the mental and behavioral needs of participants
The investigation revealed $16,000 in commissary funds and Cash App funds used by inmates “and their associates who were not incarcerated to facilitate the trafficking operation”
After escaping by pepper-spraying a deputy and stealing a cruiser, the recaptured inmate also faces new charges, including attempting to smuggle cigarettes and a lighter into jail
Depositions state the couple received money from inmates via Cash App to bring drugs into the lockup; the wife received the payments and transferred money to her husband
To prevent the smuggling of contraband into the Baldwin County Jail, inmates are only allowed to have the Bible and the Koran
Charges included introduction or attempts to introduce contraband into a correctional facility, unlawfully operating a drone, terroristic acts and felony conspiracy
In:SITE leverages Geogentia’s cutting-edge geospatial data technology to generate detailed, easy-to-understand reports; these reports not only reveal the presence of prohibited devices in a facility but also provide insights into common tactics used for contraband smuggling
California’s program of offering naloxone to all departing prisoners “has and does save lives,” an attorney said. “Without this treatment, the number of overdoses, we believe, would be far larger”
The inmate used contraband cell phones to overseeing a drug dealing operation in 2020 while incarcerated in Atlantic County and Georgia
An inmate headbutted a staff member, and as he was being subdued, “approximately 200 incarcerated people on the yard rushed toward the officers attacking them with fists and rocks,” CDCR said
During a search of the nurse’s vehicle, deputies found additional jail documents, medication originating from the jail, personal journals and notes addressed to inmates
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Kirk Muckenfuss was “caught in the act” of cutting the jail fence; correction officers were waiting for him, and chased him out through the hole
When the Lee Correctional Facility inmate called T-Mobile’s tech support, the representative informed the inmate that the phone could not be reactivated because “it has been associated with a contraband device”
The detention officer’s chip bags were searched after she allegedly left her post without permission or even the knowledge of her supervisor
Four backpacks filled with drugs, cell phones, weapons, lock-picking and re-keying kits, and assorted tobacco products were found behind a prison dorm at Elmore Correctional Facility
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The suspects were also carrying a bullhorn, two pairs of binoculars and three large Allen wrench-style tools, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said
The Los Angeles County Probation Department, which has struggled to maintain staffing levels for years, is also rethinking the physical qualities it looks for in new hires due to the recent levels of violence