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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
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said that the state is seeking an execution date for Joseph Corcoran, a man convicted in the killings of four people in 1997
The lawsuit sought to force West Virginia to spend $330 million to improve prison and jail conditions statewide and fill worker vacancies
The inmate fled the Delta Conservation Camp in Suisun City, California, on Nov. 15, 2011
Investigators said the April incident began with a routine cell shakedown, where Tarrant County Jail employees located a shank and razor in the inmate’s cell
“We expect more professional behavior from those who work in the public service industry,” Sheriff Judd said, noting that dialing 911 for a citation is “ridiculous” and ties up resources
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