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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Deputy arrested in DWI accident with inmate–
Police believe the deputy was too drunk to drive and asked the inmate to drive for him.
Confessions of a serial killer caught on tape–
Israel Keyes is linked to eight murders, and police say he calmly described how he chose his victims and confessed to being a serial killer.
Calif. woman with skull leads police to body–
Sgt. Bryce Heinlein says the woman told them she had found the skull and led them to an abandoned homeless camp a couple blocks away.
Convicted felon sings Adele to judge–
A felon offered a musical apology before being sentenced to up to 17 years in prison.
Kid in 'Scared Straight' program attempts prison break–
A young boy participating in a 'Scared Straight' program tries to make a shank and escape from his mock cell.
Report: Indonesia may use crocodiles as correctional officers–
Country's anti-drug agency proposes new plan to guard death row convicts.
Filipino inmates dance to 'Thriller'–
Filipino inmates dance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'
Escaped Ky. inmate posts video to Facebook, which leads to capture–
Escaped Ky. inmate posts video to Facebook, which leads to capture
Fla. man chews off fingertips after arrest–
The suspect attempted to bite off his fingertips in order to make his fingerprints indiscernible.
Civilians try controversial 'Nutraloaf'–
"My mouth is afraid of this food."
Jail break: Gwinnett jailers search for missing dog–
Gwinnett County jailers are desperate to find a missing and very special inmate -- a dog.
Man avoids jail after beating girlfriend with puppy–
A Kalamazoo man who beat his girlfriend with a puppy has been sentenced to probation instead of prison.
Inmate can fit through cell door–
Time to redesign the jail cell doors.
Deputies: Inmate gets drunk on hand sanitizer, steals car, leads deputies on chase–
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said that the inmate was working at a food bank on Lee Hill Drive as part of his work release when he ran across a nearby airport runway, stole a car and took off.
Woman smuggles gun into jail in her vagina–
The Albuquerque Sheriff's Office says a woman who was being booked into the county jail smuggled a handgun past at least four security officers by hiding the weapon in her genitals. The gun was later found in the trash by an inmate who alerted jail officials.
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