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Salem, Gloucester and Cumberland counties, which already share a court system, will be merging their inmate populations into a single, 900-bed jail facility in Salem
Experts speculate the gun used to kill, Aureon Shavea, 24, was smuggled into the prison by drone or through a back gate without a metal detector
Paul Flores was convicted in October 2022 and sentenced in March 2023 to 25 years to life for the murder of Kristin Smart
The cards, which will be given to inmates statewide, will feature the faces of crime victims and information on how to report anonymous tips to Florida Crime Stoppers
After receiving an infraction, the inmate hired another inmate to murder a State Farm Correctional Center employee and a Victim Services Unit investigator
Pamela Smart is serving time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York for plotting with her teenage student to have her husband killed in 1990
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For 12 months, Guidehouse Inc. consultants will visit prisons, work with Georgia DOC personnel and conduct research to recommend system changes
Corrections Training
The American Probation and Parole Association will host its 49th Annual Training Institute at JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 28 – July 1, featuring 80+ workshops, keynote speakers, the Annual Women’s Symposium and the unveiling of APPA’s first-ever National Standards for Community Supervision
The inmate fatally shot an Aramark food service employee while working in the Smith State Prison kitchen, Georgia DOC said
Staff Misconduct
While one CO was seated and writing a report at the Saginaw County Jail, his colleague drew her TASER and used it to deliver a drive-stun under the CO’s arm
Renowned chef Fernando Ruiz, a three-time Food Network champion, is leading an eight-week culinary training course for inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico
The inmate was resentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of a D.C. police lieutenant’s son
Video from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department shows an inmate knocking a deputy to the ground while surrounding deputies quickly stop the attack
A corrections officer returning to the Spokane County Jail from an unrelated transport saw a man in a hoodie hoisting a bag upward into a cell window
Several sheriffs directly referenced low staffing as a driving reason for the end of work release
Staff Misconduct
The cop, who had worked for Pearl PD for about six months after having worked at other law enforcement agencies in the Jackson area, pleaded guilty in March
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