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The magnetometers will be employed on a random and spot-check basis at unspecified jail facilities, Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez said
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The inmate stabbed the CO with a shank while the officer was conducting a shakedown of the inmate’s cell
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One of the Yellowstone County jail inmates used a makeshift knife to repeatedly stab one of the COs in the back of the head, documents state
The CO received a two-inch laceration to his scalp after a Mohawk Correctional Facility inmate used a toothbrush with a sharpened piece of metal taped to one end
CO Kharmishia Phillip-Fields and her partner, K-9 Rivan, were named Officers of the Month following an altercation that led to inmates attacking and killing K-9 Rivan
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
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The case was dismissed at the request of the inmate’s family and the former CO agreed to not seek work as a peace officer, corrections officer or armed security guard
Doctor testifies against the inmate’s insanity defense and that he was faking aspects of his mental illness
After receiving an infraction, the inmate hired another inmate to murder a State Farm Correctional Center employee and a Victim Services Unit investigator
Video from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department shows an inmate knocking a deputy to the ground while surrounding deputies quickly stop the attack
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The man exited the car and started pouring oil in the lobby, attempting to ignite it, before Martin County deputies subdued him with a TASER
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The CO deployed his TASER, but when it failed to subdue the inmate, he subsequently fired his duty weapon, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said
An inmate attacked a corrections officer at a housing unit security post; when another CO intervened, a second inmate attacked them, according to the Minnesota DOC
The inmate, who was not identified, used a homemade, 7-inch long weapon to stab the New Jersey State Prison CO in the right shoulder and twice in the area of his neck
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Multiple vehicles struck the van at a toll booth and assailants fired “heavy weapons” to aid the escape before fleeing with the prisoner, killing two COs
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The officers, assigned to the Correction Department’s Emergency Service Unit, were transporting a suspect when the driver began trailing close behind them
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