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    • Supreme Court denies correctional officer killer's appeal March 2, 2015
      AG: "I believe due process has been satisfied and that the interest of justice has been served"
    • Ohio workers vie to win back food service contract for state prisons March 2, 2015
      By C1 Staff COLUMBUS — The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association is hoping to win back a prison food contract they lost in 2013. Prisons Director Gary Mohr says that despite issues of unsanitary work conditions and staffing and food issues, he’s unconcerned about renewing the contract with Aramark Food Services. “What’s important to note […]
    • NC correctional officer had 3x legal limit of alcohol when he died March 2, 2015
      A blood sample taken from Sgt. William R. Womack Jr. showed a 0.24 blood alcohol level; the legal limit in the state is 0.08
    • Western Mich. inmates sue over bad chicken tacos March 2, 2015
      Associated Press Grand Rapids, Mich. — Some western Michigan jail inmates sued a food contractor and Kent County this week over a 2012 incident when nearly a quarter of the 1,000 inmates at the Kent County Jail fell ill after eating chicken tacos, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Kent County and food contractor Aramark […]
    • Private company under scrutiny after Texas prison riot March 2, 2015
      By C1 Staff RAYMONDVILLE — The private prison company that runs the Raymondville facility that rioted last week has not said whether it will change any policies after the incident. The prison is run by the Management Training Corporation, under a contract worth more than $47 million a year, according to KRGV. It’s unclear what […]
    • Female lawyers allege improper searches on Mass. prison visits March 2, 2015
      By C1 Staff NORFOLK, Mass. — Female lawyers attempting to visit their inmate clients at MCI-Norfolk are complaining of searches that go beyond the need of security. WBUR reports that attorney Patty DeJuneas said she was pulled aside at a security check because the underwire in her bra set off the metal detectors. She agreed […]
    • BOP expands prison pepper spray program March 2, 2015
      By C1 Staff WAYMART — The second anniversary of the death of correctional officer Eric Williams saw the Bureau of Prisons expand its new pepper spray program intended to provide protection for prison staff. The Citizen’s Voice reports that pepper spray will now be available to all staff in high and medium security facilities. Eric […]
    • Coworkers save the life of correctional officer having heart attack March 2, 2015
      By C1 Staff SIOUX FALLS — Bren DeBoer was surrounded by CPR-trained staff members when he suddenly had a heart attack while holding down the leg of an uncooperative inmate. At least 10 people were watching when Officer DeBoer, 27, collapsed at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, according to the Argus Leader. Though he doesn’t […]
    • Judge lifts Gitmo's 'no-touch' order on female officers March 2, 2015
      By Carol Rosenberg The Miami Herald GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA — A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantánamo’s most clandestine prison and legal appointments. Navy Capt. J.K. Waits lifted the restriction in a Feb. […]
    • Ala. CERT team members avoid potential security risk during last week's snow March 2, 2015
      WHNT MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — When the going on the roads gets tough during a snowstorm, some of Madison County’s toughest law enforcement get going. They set in motion a plan to run the jail. “We have to be prepared to bring in officers, staff, to be sure the jail still functions like it’s just […]

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