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The Weird News topic gives corrections officers a place to get articles covering the bizarre, including strange crimes, wacky courtroom appearances, and oddball encounters COs have on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of moments in corrections that leave officers shaking their heads and laughing as they make their rounds.

When the suspect was questioned, he told the officers that he stole the truck only because he had just gotten out of prison and needed a means of transportation home
Court records say Billy Partington misrepresented himself and never corrected corrections’ officers when his picture was compared to his brother during the release procedure
Kirk Muckenfuss was “caught in the act” of cutting the jail fence; correction officers were waiting for him, and chased him out through the hole
The inmate wrote letters threatening to kill public officials as well as demanding his release; all letters had “Inmate Mail” stamps and at least two letters had his DNA on them
The suspect, who had just escaped from the Glades County Jail exercise yard, stole a truck that was running while unoccupied and led deputies on a pursuit
While awaiting sentencing of 10 years to life, David Lettieri has filed 51 lawsuits since November engaging “in a pattern of abuse of the judicial process”
During a second scan, the assistant jail commander noticed the object in the arrestee had moved
Tureygua Inaru tried to get other inmates to kill her family members and a prosecutor
Desmen Ramsey thought he was leaving a voicemail with a hitman, but had mistakenly called a dumpster rental company
Before catching a ride to Tennessee, the man returned the van and the key he had found in it
The Nevada inmate exited a jail van at an intersection and slipped and slid his way back into custody
“Only in South Florida can you have a yacht on shore from a hurricane with the owner of the yacht incarcerated.”
Prosecutors informed defense attorneys for Sheila Keen Warren on Wednesday that they had found a “clown sighting file” which prosecutors said they didn’t have
27-year-old Jersey City woman recently applied for the security job with the Hudson County department, thus giving up her location
The man was in court to respond to numerous charges, including second-degree assault