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An inmate and an outside accomplice had described details of their plan to smuggle drugs into the Powell County Detention Center in recorded jail calls and chirp messages
The Federal Prison Oversight Act establishes an independent ombudsman for the BOP to field and investigate complaints
The Wisconsin DOC said it “will continue to take action for the betterment of our institutions, safety of our staff and the wellbeing of those who are in our care”
The mobile welding trailer has six welding stations for inmates within the mobile learning center; the trailer is also equipped with six virtual reality welding simulators
The April 6, 2023, blaze, which injured 15 Rikers Island jail staffers and five inmates, was set by a 30-year-old inmate with a history of starting jailhouse fires
At the peak of the inmate firefighter program in 2005, there were 192 crews, or 4,250 inmate firefighters, CDCR says; now there are about 83 hand crews, or 1,760 participants
Grand Mental Health will supply the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department with two specialists to assist inmates with mental health issue
The CO said he injured his knee during a struggle with an inmate; upon his return to work, his supervisor assigned him a dangerous task, despite restrictions on detainee contact
The union’s president said in a letter that COs are being forced to work mandatory 16-hour overtime shifts and, at times, with “far less than the required numbers of officers”
The CO was working at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center’s exterior security checkpoint when the accidental shooting occurred
If passed by voters, the ballot measure would end mandatory work requirements for state prisoners, instead making jobs for those incarcerated voluntary
When bail was posted for Drake Partington, his half-brother Billy falsely claimed to be Drake and did not correct officers during the inmate release procedure, court records show
The judge called on the state to revise heat policies, citing issues like insufficient shade, lack of work breaks and failure to provide prisoners with sunscreen
The Lima Symphony Orchestra performed at Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution to support rehabilitation through their “Healing Through Music” program
The E2E network, which was piloted at California State Prison, Solano, connects inmates with employers and helps them to secure employment before they are released
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