Corrections News Reports
2015 Year in Review
With 2015 coming to a close, we've gone through our archives for the past 12 months to bring you some of the biggest corrections stories of the year.
Chatham County Jail revamps restraint chair policy following student's death
Following the death of a 22-year-old college student, the Chatham County Jail has altered its policy regarding surveillance cameras and restraint chairs.
Ala. CERT team members avoid potential security risk during last week's snow
When the going on the roads gets tough during a snowstorm, some of Madison County's toughest law enforcement get going.
Disciplinary records show Okla.'s trouble in retaining COs
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is currently facing facilities with over 100 percent capacity, but only has 65 percent of the staffing levels needed to run them. Records show that out of 250 disciplinary records from the past two years, about 20 percent of employees were fired simply because they stopped showing up for work,according to Tulsa World.
Inmates charged in attack at San Juan County jail
Four inmates accused of attacking guards who were trying to break up a fight at a San Juan County jailhouse have been charged with multiple felonies.
2014 Year in Review
With 2014 coming to a close, we've gone through our archives for the past 12 months to bring you some of the biggest corrections stories of the year.
Report: Security better when COs trained to handle mentally ill inmates
A report by a mental health researcher is stating that security was at its best when corrections officers knew how to handle mentally ill inmates
Woman tries to sneak body piercing jewelry, hair ties into jail
Amber Wilmott, 21, was caught smuggling body piercing jewelry and hair bands in a plastic bag inside a body cavity
Ohio prisons to test 'blimp drones'
The Ohio Department of Corrections will begin testing ‘blimp drones’ after Warren County prisons this week.
Video: Inmate punches, slams CO to the ground
Video has surfaced showing a Marion County inmate, Xavier Washington, punching a corrections officer and slamming the man to the ground.
Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue
The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as theinmate population gets older and more heavily medicated — and more at risk of overheating. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Jury gives inmate 20 years after 11-minute deliberation
An Appling County jury took just 11 minutes to convict a Waycross man of assaulting two guards at a pre-release center after which a judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison, officials said.
Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power
President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
Tom Clements' widow unhappy with investigation of killer
The widow of the Colorado prison chief killed by an escaped parolee says she is angered and frustrated by the slow investigation into the murder one year ago.
Meet Molly, the jail crime-fighting dog
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool for fighting illegal drugs smuggled into their jail: a two-year-old Australian Shepherd named Molly.
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