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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Bag of bananas, threatening greeting card land Dickinson man in jail–
A Dickinson man is accused of leveling a bizarre threat against police officers using a bag of bananas and a greeting card. Andrew Lee Stitt, 51, is charged terroristic threat against a public servant.
Inmate faces felony charges for biting another's ear off–
Inmate faces felony charges for biting another's ear off
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)–
America's prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.
Handsome inmate lands $30K modeling contract–
Inmate Jeremy Meeks' face might have landed him the best rehabilitation program possible, if he's acquitted of 11 felony charges.
Inmate found stuck in wall trying to escape prison–
Brazilian COs found an inmate stuck in a wall in an apparent escape attempt. Two inmates were behind the man waiting for their turn, but they'll have to wait a little longer.
'Hot' inmate flattered by all the attention–
Jeremy Meeks has spoken out from behind bar and, yes, he does know he's become a trending topic.
Prison pigeon bust–
COs in Bosnia in 2008 discovered just how inmates were smuggling in contraband when a pigeon landed near a window.
Prison inmates settle a dispute–
Two inmates settle a dispute in a very unconventional way.
Inmates do Soulja Boy and Hammer–
Those Filipino prisoners are at it again, this time doing a mass dance routine to Soulja Boy and Hammer.
Inmates parody 'Call Me Maybe'–
COs at the LA County Prison decided to have some fun with the inmates and do a Carly Rae Jepsen cover.
Toothless inmate asked if he has dental problems–
A man being booked into a prison is asked if he has any dental problems, which apparently wasn't evident by his single gold tooth.
Man asks to be sent to prison to escape nagging wife–
An Italian man sentenced to house arrest asks to be sent to prison in order to escape his nagging wife.
Aaron Hernandez passes on fan mail to other inmates–
Football star and accused murderer Aaron Hernandez is getting so much fan mail from prison, he's passing some of it off to other inmates.
Inmates play chess against blind folded grandmaster–
Inmates at the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago competed against a blind folded chess grandmaster.
Inmates tattoo eyeballs with pen ink–
Footage of inmates who have tattooed the whites of their eyes with various colors of pen ink.
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