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Corrections News Reports

Corrections News Reports

Jailhouse beating leaves officer critically injured - 04/01/2013
A Marathon County correctional officer is fighting for her life after being brutally assaulted Wednesday by an inmate in the Marathon County Jail. (Image Wausau Daily Herald)... Full story
Memorial service honors slain Colo. prisons chief - 03/27/2013
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Ore high court eyes death-row inmate's push to die - 03/18/2013
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments from lawyers for a death-row inmate who wants to be executed and the governor, who refuses to let him die. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)... Full story
Neglected prisoner gets $15.5 million after serving 22 months in solitary - 03/11/2013
A man who spent 22 months in solitary confinement in a New Mexico jail, neglected to the point where he was forced to pull out his own tooth because he said he wasn't allowed to see a dentist, will receive ... Full story
US Rep. vows to probe CO's death - 03/04/2013
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino said he will investigate what happened Monday night at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan, where a corrections officer from Luzerne County was killed by an inmate.

The slaying ... Full story
Corrections officers keep guns away from dangerous criminals - 02/25/2013
One program in the Washing state DOC works to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. It involves corrections officers visiting the homes of convicted felons and ensuring that they are abiding ... Full story
Cameras protecting officers, taxpayers in clashes with inmates - 02/19/2013
The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections is going high tech to handle some of the most violent confrontations inside the jail. Video cameras are now recording those incidents to protect correction ... Full story
Iowa House panel likely to restrain prisons' use of shackles - 02/11/2013
Iowa lawmakers are inclined to establish guidelines for shackling pregnant inmates in law rather than leave it to the Department of Corrections to set its own policies.... Full story
Request for more COs follows Minn. prison attack - 02/04/2013
One of the four Minnesota prison workers injured this week by a convicted murderer in a Stillwater prison is speaking out, saying Minnesota prisons are at times dangerously understaffed. (Image WCCO)... Full story
Fort Hood shooting suspect wants death penalty out - 01/28/2013
The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence or let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting ... Full story

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