Trending Topics

Corrections News

Need the most up-to-date news on staffing, training, correctional management, contraband detection, prisoner transport and officer safety? Catch up on the latest news in the world of corrections

Seven inmates were returning to the Alex City Community Based Facility after work when the crash occurred
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
Lt. Rodney Osborne was at the academy’s tactical firing range when he was fatally shot, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said
The inmate bolted towards the perimeter fencing and proceeded to climb the fence when he was spotted by 24-year-old CO Cody Cabler, who was working the picket
More than 70 current and former prison officials, including chaplains, wardens and COs, had written a letter asking the governor to grant Brian Dorsey clemency
The contempt motion seeks $5 per prisoner per day in damages until two baseline conditions are met: CO vacancies are reduced to 30% of budgeted positions and all prisoners are getting at least an hour a day out of their cells
The expansion will allow about 200 incarcerated students to participate each year, increase class offerings from two to eight and strengthen the Prison Education Ambassador Program for Morehouse students
A Vierno Center nurse said the staff, and the union, raise safety concerns on a regular basis and that short staffing remains a problem
Correctional officers testified about how they feared for their co-worker’s life as an inmate choked him to the point of unconsciousness inside a Lincoln prison in 2022
A 2020 evaluation report by the state found that “several conditions at the state prisons reduce safety, including persistent staffing shortages, heavy overtime use, suspensions of prisoner activities, unprofessional workplace relationships, limited oversight and outdated infrastructure”
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is petitioning the county Superior Court to resentence 14 men — all being held in San Quentin State Prison — to terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole
“I’ve decided to drop my appeals and have my sentence carried out… I was fairly tried and convicted. I agreed with the court’s decision,” the inmate said
The inmate attempted to facilitate the killings through his cellmate at Corrigan, court documents state
The six men incarcerated at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility reached a settlement with the state that will allow them to view the solar eclipse “in accordance with their sincerely held religious beliefs”
Between September 2020 and May 2022, a group of inmates housed at Donaldson Correctional Facility used telephone scams called “skits” to trick Home Depot employees into activating pre-paid gift cards
The inmate is the first person executed in Oklahoma this year and the 12th put to death since the state resumed executions in 2021 following a nearly seven-year hiatus
Viken has developed a variety of security and detection solutions designed to help LEOs safeguard against drug trafficking, terrorism, hazardous environmental threats and more
“I’m most excited about applications designed to support those on supervision and improve outcomes.”