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    • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center September 2, 2014
      By Erik Schelzig Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center and went into a common area, where
    • Ind. corrections allows cordless phones to battle contraband September 2, 2014
      By Michele Coppola Tech Beat Magazine The Indiana Department of Correction is allowing inmates to use cordless phones in their cells in an effort to stem recidivism and contraband cellphones and encourage better behavior while incarcerated. “I think it improves access to family and friends and thereby can improve reentry into the community. So far the inmate
    • Top 5 corrections videos of August 2014 September 2, 2014
      This month's videos include Brazilian inmates making a break for it, and taping their escape with a contraband cell phone, how to defend against a straight punch and how an inmate faces felony charges for biting another inmate's ear off. Fight video inside prison prompts contraband search Footage of inmates fighting inside a cell posted to YouTube
    • How corrections officers can deal with stress on the job September 2, 2014
      Ellen Kirschman has been a police and public safety psychologist for over 30 years, along with being the best-selling author of I Love a Cop. After agreeing to sit down to an interview, here are Ellen’s thoughts on living a correctional officer’s life, dealing with stress, and much more. To contact Ellen, visit her website, www.ellenkirschman.com. Q: What ar
    • 7 steps of good report writing, part 2 September 2, 2014
      Continued from here. As we have just covered physical evidence and how it pertains to a disciplinary court line and even possible court cases, it’s just as important to consider the written report. The written report is going to include written documentation about observed behaviors, statements, and even deductions concerning an incident. In this column, we
    • 7 steps of good report writing, part 1 September 2, 2014
      As we have just covered physical evidence and how it pertains to a disciplinary court line and even possible court cases, it’s just as important to consider the written report. The written report is going to include written documentation about observed behaviors, statements, and even deductions concerning an incident. In this column, we will explore the crit
    • Professor to improve system accidentally releasing inmates September 2, 2014
      By C1 Staff MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Purdue University professor is being brought on-board by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in order to improve a system that keeps causing the inadvertent release of inmates. JC Online reports that Jon Padfield, a professor in the university’s College of Technology, will meet with information technology experts and cr
    • NY officers to have lunches checked for contraband September 2, 2014
      New York corrections officers will have their lunches x-rayed for drugs or weapons before they enter jails
    • Victim's mother wants inmate cleared for execution September 2, 2014
      Associated Press FRANKLIN — The mother of an Indiana college student killed nearly 17 years ago says it is time for the man convicted of her murder and rape to be executed. A four-day court hearing is scheduled to begin Tuesday in South Bend during which attorneys for 47-year-old Michael Dean Overstreet will try to convince a judge that he's too mentall
    • Official: Legal highs could lead to CO killing September 2, 2014
      By C1 Staff UNITED KINGDOM — Prison officials are keeping a close eye on drugs coming into prisons these days, afraid that what is considered a “legal” high could lead to the death of a corrections officer. “I would estimate that between 30 and 40 percent of the drug seizures in prisons are the many varieties of legal highs,” said POA Official Glyn Travis, a

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