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    • Utah prison employee killed in vehicle collision January 31, 2015
      By C1 Staff TAYLORSVILLE — An employee of the Salt Lake County Jail was killed when her vehicle struck another Friday morning. KSL reports that Jill Huston, 50, was driving through an intersection when another vehicle struck her. The details of the accident were not immediately available and the incident is under investigation. Huston was […]
    • Drone crashes into roof of Mich. county jail January 31, 2015
      By C1 Staff CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich. — The pilot of the drone that crash landed onto the Crawford County jail says the whole thing was an accident. 9&10 News reports that Scott Norman has lost drones before in the woods, but never atop a building before. Norman said the drone flipped over and began to […]
    • Jackson prison staff awarded $340K in whistle-blower suit January 31, 2015
      By Jeff Burlew Tallahassee Democrat JACKSON — The former warden and assistant warden of the Jackson Correctional Institution have been awarded more than $340,000 in a whistle-blower action they brought alleging retaliation and gross misconduct by investigators with the Florida Department of Corrections' Office of Inspector General. Leon County jurors last week awarded damages to […]
    • 9 convict-approved beauty tips from behind bars January 30, 2015
      By C1 Staff When it comes to prison, less is more, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. Check out this list of beauty tips from inmates, all of which use some basic household items. Here’s a list of inventive ways to add to your own beauty regimen, if you want to avoid […]
    • Tenn. CO, family homeless after fire January 30, 2015
      By C1 Staff CHARLOTTE, Tenn. — A Dickson County corrections officer and his family have found themselves homeless after a fire gutted their house. WSMV reports that Michael Neumeyer and his family recently relocated to Charlotte, Tenn., from Louisiana a year ago, and thus have no family nearby and nowhere to live. Neumeyer said that […]
    • Man drives drunk to probation office January 30, 2015
      By C1 Staff MOULTRIE, Ga. — An employee smelled alcohol on a man who drove himself to report in at his probation office. Eric Franklin Rountree admitted to a Southeast Correction employee that he had been driving while intoxicated, reports the Moultrie Observer. A breath test confirmed that he was indeed drunk. Rountree was charged […]
    • Inmate caught trying to escape from Mich. prison January 30, 2015
      Associated Press BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An inmate serving a life sentence for murder has been caught during an escape attempt at a southern Michigan prison. State Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot Friday that 51-year-old John Effinger III tried scaling fences Thursday evening in a vehicle entry and exit area of […]
    • Monitor of Mich. prison food contract leaves $160K job January 30, 2015
      Ed Buss "is no longer working" for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and "has moved back to Florida with his wife and family"
    • W. Va. still hopes to turn ex-Navy base into prison January 30, 2015
      By Phil Kabler The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Proposals are moving forward with plans to convert a portion of the soon-to-be closed Naval Information Operations Command base in Pendleton County into a state prison, Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein told legislators Thursday. Rubenstein said the state has submitted a formal application to the federal […]
    • Bill proposes secrecy on Va. executions January 30, 2015
      By Dave Ress Daily Press NEWPORT, Va. — The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in executions and the firms that supply […]

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