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The case was dismissed at the request of the inmate’s family and the former CO agreed to not seek work as a peace officer, corrections officer or armed security guard
The escaped inmate fled when Lady Lake police officers arrived at the woman’s house; he ran a short distance before turning around and giving himself up
The four inmates exited through the perimeter fence during recreational time in the yard, Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards said
On the brink of her retirement from corrections, Vicky White aided convicted felon Casey White’s escape, resulting in an 11-day manhunt and her suicide upon capture
Violence erupted at a Boise hospital as Idaho Department of Correction officers were preparing to transport the inmate back to prison after he was treated for injuries
The Long Creek Youth Development Center is little more than half-staffed and nearly closed down in 2023, according to the Maine DOC
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
The inmates, ages 14 and 15, fled after they overpowered and took a Jenkins County deputy’s 45-automatic handgun and knocked him unconscious with it
Police tracked the inmate and his accomplice down about 36 hours after their escape, but the pair is also suspected in the killings of two men while they were on the run
Correctional officers found the inmate on a highway about 100 yards from the Kauai Community Correctional Center less than 10 minutes after he escaped
In the last year, the city’s prison system has dealt with several escapes, including the escape of four incarcerated people within a span of six months
Following the staged escape that wounded three COs, IDOC is working with Centurion Health, its medical health care provider, to find ways to reduce the number of hospital transports
The two wanted men were captured following a brief pursuit; Idaho State Police said they are now investigating whether the pair had killed two people while on the run
The accomplice is suspected of shooting two COs in an ambulance bay to help inmate Skylar Meade escape; a third CO was wounded by a responding officer who mistook the CO for the shooter
One CO was critically wounded, a second sustained serious injuries and a third was accidentally shot by a responding police officer mistaking the CO for the shooter
During the escape attempt, 100 staff members were scheduled — the minimum needed to run Los Padrinos — for the shift, but only 40 showed up
“Lieutenants have gone through jailer school, all jail protocols have been reinforced, reemphasizing training in policy and inmate movement,” Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said
After escaping by pepper-spraying a deputy and stealing a cruiser, the recaptured inmate also faces new charges, including attempting to smuggle cigarettes and a lighter into jail
Investigators are still trying to determine how the suspect obtained pepper spray; the deputy was in possession of her department-issued pepper spray, stun gun and service weapon after the escape
The inmate was being transported back to the correctional center when he created a disturbance in the back of a cruiser; when the deputy checked on him, he pepper sprayed the deputy
The inmate was originally at the Rutherford Correctional Facility but was transferred to the Marion Correctional Institution to be a work release inmate, deputies said
Court records say Billy Partington misrepresented himself and never corrected corrections’ officers when his picture was compared to his brother during the release procedure
The inmate fled the hospital; police tracked him to a nearby home where he was found deceased
Atlanta PD’s helicopter observed the jail escapee run through a residential area where he attempted to conceal himself inside a garbage can
The suspect, who had just escaped from the Glades County Jail exercise yard, stole a truck that was running while unoccupied and led deputies on a pursuit
The Los Angeles County Probation Department, which has struggled to maintain staffing levels for years, is also rethinking the physical qualities it looks for in new hires due to the recent levels of violence
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The detainee blamed in the crash, a homicide suspect, got into the bus’s driver seat after a CO left the bus unattended outside the courthouse, the DOC said
“I just wanted to preserve the story for future generations so if anybody had questions, they’d have a reference they could go back to and see what the sheriff back then said about it,” former Sheriff Singleton said