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Both inmates were serving lengthy prison terms for drug trafficking in the Pacific Northwest; they will now spend an additional 11 years in prison
From a prison cell in California, federal prosecutors say a 56-year-old inmate directed an Alaska drug trafficking ring that in recent years smuggled huge quantities of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine
6 people, employed by the Sacramento County Jail’s healthcare contractor, have been arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail
Emergency responders administered Narcan to the unresponsive inmates inside a Mecklenburg County Courthouse holding cell
An autopsy concluded that Stephen Todd Booker, 69, who became a published poet while serving on death row, died of acute fentanyl toxicity
The rare lockdown in the nation’s largest prison system, which comes during a heat wave, is happening as officials ‘confront the root causes’ of drug contraband and violence
Lexipol and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) discuss how your facility can save lives through a well-developed MOUD program.
The number of those in jail who died from drug or alcohol intoxication increased nearly 400% from 2000 to 2019
In the wake of a staffing crisis and reports of increased violence and drug use, a state agency report called for Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls to be closed
Six inmates have died in 2022 due to drug overdoses compared to one death in 2021
Sheriff Shawn Larsen said he was “proud of everyone’s collaborative efforts, for their quick response and lifesaving actions”
The charges are in connection with an alleged conspiracy to smuggle synthetic cannabinoids known as K2 and Spice into MCI Shirley
The mayhem started early in the morning when a corrections officer saw three detainees slashing an inmate
“The avenues for drugs entering prisons during the first year of the pandemic ... remained staff, contractors, official visitors and mail,” an official said
COs found the drug, which is used to manage opioid withdrawal, after a tip from an informant