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.
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Doctor: Accused child molester severs genitals in Calif. jail–
Reports say the inmate 'did the procedure as a preventative'
Potential juror yells 'He is guilty,' spends night in jail–
The judge declared a mistrial, finding the man's disturbance had affected the other potentials jurors
Work-release inmates help rescue Fla. baby locked in SUV–
Work-release inmates helped pry open a door of the SUV for another inmate who unlocked the car with a coat hanger.
Bill Cosby having 'amazing experience' in prison, likens himself to MLK–
The comedian says he's a political prisoner, lumping himself with civil disobedience icons MLK, Gandhi and Mandala
Rikers Island inmate accused of ‘swatting’ mom who wouldn’t pay his bail–
The inmate continuously made fake emergency calls and sent police to his mother’s home because she wouldn’t pay his bail
Fla. police find stolen Rolex watches in suspect’s vagina–
Officers found four stolen watches in the suspect’s vaginal cavity after arresting her on multiple charges
Inmates get a chance to chuckle thanks to ND comedian–
A comedy show in a prison might seem a bit far-fetched, but there's a purpose, and it only starts with keeping up spirits
Jailed Fla. man says syringes found in his rectum aren't his: report–
Officers removed three syringes from the man’s rectum during a search
Ill. sheriff books himself into jail to learn about prisoners’ complaints–
A sheriff is turning himself in for a night in jail to learn more about prisoners’ complaints on living conditions
NY CO reinstated after getting booted for failing drug test marred by poppy seed bagel breakfast–
The officer tested above the DOC's legal limit for morphine in 2016 after eating a poppy seed bagel before a drug test
Ore. inmates who fled on ATV while drunk on hand sanitizer get more time behind bars–
The inmates were part of a work crew when they consumed hand sanitizer and broke out through a gate last month
Video: Escaped Ohio inmate captured sitting in hot tub–
The inmate was still wearing the jail-issued yellow jumpsuit when authorities found her in the tub
Top 5 most bizarre contraband smuggling stories of 2018–
Think you’ve seen it all?
Mont. man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid–
Augustus Standingrock's plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, who will recommend the 26-year-old be sentenced to life with the possibility of parole
UK police to auction off inmate’s designer sneakers–
The shoe collection includes brands Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton, and is estimated to be worth $23,500
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