Top CorrectionsOne Facebook posts of 2012

Here's what our Facebook fans found most "likeable" over the year


 

It’s been a long and tumultuous year, and our Facebook page reflected that! Here’s CorrectionsOne’s top Facebook posts of 2012.

January:

Calif. judge upholds postcard rule for inmates

A Ventura County, Calif., judge issued a final ruling that said inmates may only receive mail in the form of postcards, not in envelopes. 597 likes.

   

February:

Paraguay: Stray dog's barking foils prison break

Three dangerous inmates in Paraguay dug a tunnel from their cell to the street, but were undone when a dog began to bark, alerting a corrections officer. 208 likes.

   

March:

Texas man executed for 10-month-old boy's death

A Texas man was executed for killing a 10-month-old boy. 380 likes.

   

April:

Texas man executed for role in robbery-shooting

A man condemned for killing three people in a 2002 Texas robbery received a lethal injection. 227 likes.

   

May:

Calif. death row inmate found hanging in cell

Prison officials say a Calif. death row inmate, a repeat child molestor, convicted in 2004 of murdering and then dumping the remains of a 13-year-old boy, hung himself in his cell. 295 likes.

   

June:

Inmates taunt Jerry Sandusky with Pink Floyd song

Jerry Sandusky was serenaded in his jail cell by other inmates, who crooned lyrics from a Pink Floyd song: “Hey teacher! Leave those kids alone!” 3120 likes.

   

July:

CO killed in hit and run

An Ill. sheriff’s correctional officer died after a driver struck her outside the county jail. 191 likes.

   

August:

CO collapses, dies while moving inmate

Correctional Officer Timothy Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while moving an “unruly inmate” into segregation. 741 likes.

 

   

September:

Authorities identify CO killed in Colo. prison incident

A moment of silence was held for Correctional Officer Mary K. Ricard who was killed by an inmate who attacked her in the kitchen of her correctional facility. 301 likes.

   

October:

Execution looms for SD killer, ending 22-year saga

A man convicted of killing a 9-year-old girl in 1990 was executed, ending the 22-year-long saga. 231 likes.

   

November:

Slain CO described as 'friendly neighbor'

A corrections officer gunned down while off-duty at a banquet hall was remembered as a “friendly neighbor.” 8690 likes.

December: We end our roundup with the most liked post of December – it’s a reminder that every day, corrections officers put their lives on the line to protect every day citizens. 224 likes.

 

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