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While California State Prison, Solano, was without power, CDCR said the prison was operating on emergency generator power and security was never compromised
USP Canaan is staffed at 95% while Allenwood’s staffing level is at 71% which impacts the safety of its COs and requires many to work double shifts, the union said
The Missouri DOC is launching a $1 million special investigations unit designed to further staunch the flow of illegal material to inmates
Two COs at the Pima County Adult Detention Center were taken to the hospital for medical assessments, and others were treated by on-scene paramedics
The magnetometers will be employed on a random and spot-check basis at unspecified jail facilities, Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez said
The judge acknowledged the city’s good faith efforts to fix understaffing by recruiting more COs with better pay and incentives but emphasized that more needs to be done
Preventing fraud while ensuring access
The mobile welding trailer has six welding stations for inmates within the mobile learning center; the trailer is also equipped with six virtual reality welding simulators
The CO said he injured his knee during a struggle with an inmate; upon his return to work, his supervisor assigned him a dangerous task, despite restrictions on detainee contact
The union’s president said in a letter that COs are being forced to work mandatory 16-hour overtime shifts and, at times, with “far less than the required numbers of officers”
The judge called on the state to revise heat policies, citing issues like insufficient shade, lack of work breaks and failure to provide prisoners with sunscreen
The Lima Symphony Orchestra performed at Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution to support rehabilitation through their “Healing Through Music” program
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The agreement also calls for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to conduct new training for deputies and jail medical staff
The findings are the latest in a series of independent investigations that have blamed the sheriff’s department and its staff for contributing to San Diego County jail deaths
The DA said a social media photo showing three inmates with a homemade shank and making gang gestures highlights security failures in the Georgia DOC
The cards, which will be given to inmates statewide, will feature the faces of crime victims and information on how to report anonymous tips to Florida Crime Stoppers
After receiving an infraction, the inmate hired another inmate to murder a State Farm Correctional Center employee and a Victim Services Unit investigator
Staff Misconduct
While one CO was seated and writing a report at the Saginaw County Jail, his colleague drew her TASER and used it to deliver a drive-stun under the CO’s arm
Renowned chef Fernando Ruiz, a three-time Food Network champion, is leading an eight-week culinary training course for inmates at the Penitentiary of New Mexico
Several sheriffs directly referenced low staffing as a driving reason for the end of work release
Participants who complete the ACTIVATE program may earn up to nine free college credit hours, as well as gain preparation for the academy and a career with the ADOC
Eric Nantell was a sergeant at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in July 2018 when three COs assaulted an inmate in a shower, according to court documents
The lawsuit alleges the CO failed to shut the inmate’s cell door, allowing two or three other prisoners to follow him inside and assault him
Lt. Joel Garcia was fired, then reinstated and placed on administrative leave in connection to a Tarrant County Jail inmate’s death
The standards set baselines for several jail conditions, including prenatal care for pregnant women, the use of force on inmates and the basic rights of those in the jails
Waupun Correctional Institution’s warden is charged with misconduct in public office; the other eight staff members, including COs, face charges of felony inmate abuse
The Autauga County sheriff didn’t specify the issues at the jail, but he mentioned having “a moral obligation for the safety, health, and security of all individuals”
Under Director Michael Myers’ leadership, the Douglas County DOC achieved 100% staffing levels and the incarcerated population was significantly reduced