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Agencies came together for the mock incident at the Greensville Correction Center
SWAT officers, using “less-than-lethal” ammunition, were able to free the 73-year-old guard two hours after he was taken hostage
Guary Lonnie Shuford III, out on bail for a robbery charge, is accused of shooting Jamila Elysse Moss outside of her apartment
The motive behind the abduction remains under investigation but Corrections Director Jennifer Clemons-Abdullah said one inmate demanded pizza
The inmate grabbed a knife and took a kitchen employee hostage; A detention officer was able to disarm the inmate quickly and took him back into custody
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Court documents allege that Colbey Bradley threatened to kill the nurse if the officer didn’t let him go
The four officers worked together to disarm an inmate who had taken a nurse hostage during a medical checkup last summer
The two convicted murderers were allegedly demanding an escape helicopter — and pizzas
Under Oklahoma law, a prosecutor can file murder charges when a death occurs during a kidnapping or riot
Turn Key Health’s CEO said improvements had been made, including the jail administrator’s efforts to address detention staffing shortages
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Video shows police entering the jail as the inmate holds a detention officer at knifepoint
Turn Key Health gave the jail trust a one-month deadline to increase the number of detention officers at the overcrowded 13-story facility
The inmate took the CO’s radio and keys, and freed other inmates from nearby cells
Eric Stanley pulled a gun on deputies and jail staff, then punched a deputy in the face and forced him to the ground
Recently released video showed a hostage situation at a prison in Arizona. Here’s what we can learn from it
Inmates overpowered the officer and took control of one side of a dormitory
It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the hostage situation
Sixteen are charged with first-degree murder in the death of CO Lt. Steven Floyd
On suicide watch at the jail, Tywon Salters’ previous behavior showed he’d seek opportunities to escape custody, according to the lawsuit
A union leader said state officials have been ignoring chronic staffing shortages that put prison employees at greater risk for attacks
Delaware Gov. John Carney called the situation “torturous” and promised a full investigation
The correctional officer who died was Sgt. Steven Floyd, who had been with the agency for 16 years
The hostage situation drew dozens of officers and law enforcement vehicles to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and prompted a statewide lockdown of all prisons
We must evaluate the change in our hostage negotiation policy