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The inmate died following an altercation with Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers; two COs involved in the incident have been fired
The CO is accused of recording about 2,000 bogus hours — both overtime and regular pay hours — on time sheets between July and December 2023
The investigation will examine whether Kentucky protects the facilities’ juveniles from excessive force, prolonged isolation, violence and sexual abuse, the DOJ said
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said a “human error” led to a disturbance among two security threat groups that injured more than 30 inmates
Shelby County Jail inmates set objects on fire and tied a bed sheet to the main door of the jail to keep corrections deputies from gaining entry
“The department firmly condemns any staff member, including peace officers, who violate their oath and betray the public’s trust,” CDCR Secretary Jeff Macomber said
The cause of the incident, which led to a corrections captain being hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation, will be investigated within the next one to two weeks
A BOP spokesperson categorized the closure of FCI Dublin as “temporary,” stating that no employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure
The search uncovered narcotics, including cocaine, K2 and marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags, dozens of fentanyl-soaked papers, cigarettes, tobacco and ceramic blades
Following a fire report at the Men’s Central Jail, officials seized batteries from high-security inmates’ radios in isolation, a move deemed “retaliatory” by commissioners
While wiretapping to detect drone drops, investigators overheard conversations indicating that COs were aiding a Valdosta State Prison inmate in moving drugs and more
Some of the officers who rushed to the Charlotte neighborhood to rescue the first wave of downed officers were wounded as a second shooter began firing on them
The union stated that certain health officials should be fired because of jail-condition issues, negligence and for allegedly creating a hostile work environment
In 2022, two inmates rushed to attack a third; of six COs who responded to the incident, only one CO threw a tear gas grenade at them
“Given the current drug crisis facing our nation and county, the need for round-the-clock medical attention is more critical than ever,’’ Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said
The inmate said he was stabbed more than 43 times while in the Colorado State Penitentiary, resulting in permanent nerve damage, chronic pain and scarring
Corrections Deputy Chanterria “Mackey” Albert, 23, worked alongside her mother at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office
Only “a small group” of women were still being held at FCI Dublin, with the majority of its 605 inmates having been sent to other federal facilities
During the “disturbances” at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, two COs were injured and there was significant damage to prison property, the attorney general said
During the operation, law enforcement, working with prison authorities, successfully thwarted a murder-for-hire plot targeting an inmate
A federal judge found Georgia DOC officials willfully disregarded requirements to improve deplorable conditions inside the high-security Special Management Unit prison
The shooting at the Correctional Training Academy killed 43-year-old Corrections Lt. Rodney Osborne
The Limestone Correctional Facility warden took over the role in 2022 following the retirement of the previous warden; he has been with the ADOC for more than 20 years
At the Yakima County jail, K-9 Luka will be used to search housing units, public lobbies and the basement courtrooms for a variety of drugs, including fentanyl and cannabis
The inmate broke the screen glass of the video visitation kiosk located inside an isolation unit and used the glass to assault the CO
A Rikers Island CO who enjoys anime testified to smuggling drugs into the jail hidden in issues of the popular manga “Demon Slayer,” under orders from a gang leader
The lawsuit claims that conversations with inmates in city jails are likely recorded and stored on unregulated servers managed by the Correction Department
The CO is asking the court to reverse the board’s decision, removing the termination letter from his personnel file and giving him back pay
In one incident, an inmate bit a deputy so hard that the inmate’s teeth went through two layers of clothing and broke the skin, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said