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Recidivism in Michigan has hovered around 30% in recent years and it reflects a sharp drop from 1998, when the rate was 45.7%, officials said
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
The Erie County Holding Center inmate died after being restrained in 2012
“Unlocked: A Jail Experiment” follows 46 inmates for six weeks without locks or officers in the Pulaski County Regional Detention facility
The lawsuit says California’s death penalty violates the state constitution’s equal protection guarantees because courts and prosecutors apply it in a racially biased way
The suspects used coded communications such as describing a picture of marijuana as “nuggets” and an officer willing to bring in drugs as an “Uber,” prosecutors said
The inmate charged at four COs and as the inmate was being restrained, he bit an officer’s thumb and elbowed a second officer in the stomach before spitting bloody saliva onto another officer
After hearing statements from the relatives of the students killed in the attack, the judge sentenced in excess of the recommended sentencing guidelines
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
Correctional officers testified about how they feared for their co-worker’s life as an inmate choked him to the point of unconsciousness inside a Lincoln prison in 2022
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is petitioning the county Superior Court to resentence 14 men — all being held in San Quentin State Prison — to terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole
“I’ve decided to drop my appeals and have my sentence carried out… I was fairly tried and convicted. I agreed with the court’s decision,” the inmate said
The inmate attempted to facilitate the killings through his cellmate at Corrigan, court documents state
The six men incarcerated at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility reached a settlement with the state that will allow them to view the solar eclipse “in accordance with their sincerely held religious beliefs”
Between September 2020 and May 2022, a group of inmates housed at Donaldson Correctional Facility used telephone scams called “skits” to trick Home Depot employees into activating pre-paid gift cards
The suit accuses a CO of failing to tour the unit and leaving his post unstaffed the night an inmate died of a heart attack; after the CO departed, there was no floor officer in the housing unit for the next 15 hours
The concern is that the change to the New Hampshire Constitution could prevent correctional officers from assigning work to people who are serving time
The suit argues that the April 8 lockdown violates inmates’ constitutional rights to practice their faiths by preventing them from taking part in a religiously significant event
The Legislative Analyst’s Office suggested that over the next four years, the state can save up to $1 billion annually if it closes five more prisons
“Virginia’s consistently low recidivism rates demonstrate our commitment to evidence-based re-entry. We want everyone in our custody and under our supervision to make the best possible return to society,” VADOC Director Chad Dotson said
The former CO created a digital token he called Blazar Token and marketed it to police, fire personnel, EMTs and other first responders with the promise that it would supplement their pension plan
The inmate was sentenced to die for the 1999 beating death of Daisy Hallum, 70, and to life without parole for the shotgun slaying of her son, Sam Hallum, 38
Nakie Nunley pleaded guilty last year to four counts of sexual abuse of a ward and five lesser felonies of abusive sexual contact of five women
The former Dade Correctional CO was found guilty of second-degree murder
Auditors added “reliance on unsupported software increases risk over the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in the department’s custody. There appears to be a lack of management oversight”
Until September 2022, COs with religious exemptions could have beards up to an inch; CDCR then mandated reapplication for these exemptions to ensure masks fit properly
In a February memo, the probation department announced plans to redeploy 250 field officers on 60-day rotations to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall and the Barry J. Nidorf Secure Youth Treatment Facility