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“Unlocked: A Jail Experiment” follows 46 inmates for six weeks without locks or officers in the Pulaski County Regional Detention facility
The contempt motion seeks $5 per prisoner per day in damages until two baseline conditions are met: CO vacancies are reduced to 30% of budgeted positions and all prisoners are getting at least an hour a day out of their cells
A Vierno Center nurse said the staff, and the union, raise safety concerns on a regular basis and that short staffing remains a problem
A 2020 evaluation report by the state found that “several conditions at the state prisons reduce safety, including persistent staffing shortages, heavy overtime use, suspensions of prisoner activities, unprofessional workplace relationships, limited oversight and outdated infrastructure”
Elderly inmates pose some special challenges in corrections, including safety issues as well as the physical and mental problems associated with age
YesCare has successfully serviced Kentucky for more than 30 years; adds medical and behavioral healthcare service contract with Louisville Metro Department of Corrections increasing its scope in Bluegrass State
Weld County deputies searched the cell from which the smoke was coming but were unable to find the source of the smoke; when they searched the bathroom, they found lithium-ion batteries wrapped in a white t-shirt in a toilet bowl
In an ideal future, every officer would be equipped with the tools to not just enforce the law but also protect life in its most vulnerable moments
K-9 Pasky will be on shift at three facilities, including the Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center, with his partner, Correctional Officer Christian Guzman
Simple gestures, like checking in after difficult calls or noticing changes in behavior, can make a significant difference
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
“It’s not a management issue,” the Ulster County Jail CO’s union said. “Honestly, the sheriff is phenomenal. Our supervisors are great. It’s a matter of getting people in here. It’s the job”
The state plans to rebuild two prisons, Stateville Correctional Center and Logan Correctional Center, after an outside review reported a year ago that both are nearly “inoperable” in their current condition
The warden was stabbed when Telfair State Prison COs were conducting a shakedown to remove contraband from one dorm, but those in the dorm refused to comply with the lockdown
Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said his primary responsibility is to keep the Weld County Jail operational, and all other agency operations are secondary to this responsibility
Improving staffing at Georgia’s prisons is one of the biggest challenges facing the system; A senator said it was important to study the staffing issue and come up with solutions to attract qualified COs
As FBI agents hauled boxes from inside the FCI Dublin, Warden Art Dulgov, just a few months into his tenure, and three other top managers were removed from their positions by the BOP
Cuyahoga County officials agreed to pay $175,000 to settle the lawsuit and agreed to make policy and procedural changes as part of the agreement
“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
RIDUP is a four-month program targeting SUD treatment for inmates, supporting the mental and behavioral needs of participants
“The inmates and dogs get along great. The program not only helps clear a local shelter, but it also gives the inmates a sense of purpose,” FCI Terre Haute said
The former Staton Correctional Facility sergeant was convicted by a jury of deprivation of rights under color of law, falsification of records and obstruction of justice
The DOJ said the Mississippi DOC does not have enough staff to supervise the prison population, with job vacancy rates of 30% to 50%
“Coming to a women’s prison, I feel like it has really changed my perspective on why I work in prison reform,” Kim Kardashian said during her first visit to California Central Women’s Facility
The state Commission of Correction ruled the inmate’s death was caused by jail deputies who improperly restrained him and asphyxiated him after tying a “spit mask” around his neck and putting a pillowcase over his head
Leadership is not a destination but a journey, requiring effective communication, self-reflection, and lifelong learning in the ever-changing field of corrections
The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office received K-9 Mary from a program called Puppies Behind Bars, a program that trains inmates to raise puppies that are sent to law enforcement agencies, first responders and wounded veterans