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Bradley Kreifels served with the Nebraska DOC for 30 years; he was a former marine who rose to the rank of sergeant at the Community Corrections Center
Over 30 Wallens Ridge State Prison staff contribute their time and money to the success of an enriching community event
The adult community CO becomes the youngest female to swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland
After calling for help CO Hanna Suite defended herself and was helped by other inmates
Riley County Police Department recognized Lt. Travis Freidline, officer Daniel Zoeller, officer José Flores and officer Tanner Bolton for life-saving actions
Correctional Deputy Arturo Romero was a 24-year member of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy John Durm, 61, died at a hospital following the attack, which police are investigating as an “intentional act of homicide”
Marion County Deputy John Durm was returning the murder suspect to jail when the inmate attacked Durm
Officer Keith Lynch, an Army veteran and CO for the past 16 years, has expressed interest in an emotional support dog
Michael Tisius, 42, died by lethal injection at 6:10 p.m. for killing two COs during a botched jail escape
Michael Tisius is scheduled to die by injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing Leon Egley and Jason Acton at the Randolph County Jail
The delay comes after Michael Tisius’ lawyers claimed a juror in his 2010 resentencing could not read or write
In his 12 years as a CO, Officer Scott Riner mentored many of the inmates he oversaw and tried to steer them toward productive lives after prison
Michael Tisius was 19 years old when he murdered two Randolph County corrections officers during a botched escape attempt in 2000
When Michael Tisius tried to escape the Randolph County Jail in 2000, he shot and killed corrections officers Jason Acton and Leon Egley