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    • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life October 25, 2014
      By Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press OKEMAH, Okla. — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade. Kevin Sweat cut attorney Peter […]
    • Mo. CO confronted by crowd who thinks she is a cop October 25, 2014
      By Jasmine Huda News 4 CLAYTON, Mo — Protesters mistook a corrections officer for a police officer and confronted her in a Clayton parking garage, according to the St. Louis County Executive’s office. The incident happened October 9 inside the Shaw Park Drive garage near the St. Louis County Justice Center while the officer was […]
    • Ariz. CO raises money for Special Olympics October 25, 2014
      By Adriana Desiderio FOX 10 News MESA, Ariz. — Police officers are known for eating donuts, but one cop is using them for a good cause. Arizona Department of Corrections Officer John Risch is doing what he calls "Cop on Top of a Doughnut Shop" for the seventh year. From Oct. 24th at 7 a.m. […]
    • Aramark worker fired amid drug investigation at Mich. prison October 25, 2014
      Associated Press ADRIAN, Mich. — Another food service worker has been fired on suspicion of smuggling drugs into a Michigan prison. The Detroit Free Press reports the kitchen worker at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility near Adrian is the third such Aramark Correctional Services employee to be fired in such a case since the Philadelphia-based company […]
    • Sheriff: Mistakes led to first ever Colo. jail escape October 25, 2014
      By Anastasiya Bolton KUSA GOLDEN — The Jefferson County Sheriff puts the blame on himself for the first-ever escape from the Jefferson County Jail. Travis Sandlin broke out of the facility on October 5 and was captured 11 days later. The wire mesh screen that Sandlin pushed out was reported for repair and a work […]
    • Watch phone found in N.M. prison lockdown search October 25, 2014
      By Katherine Mozzone KRQE News 13 LOS LUNAS, N.M. — A statewide prison lockdown turns up a major security threat and it’s nothing like this corrections department has ever seen. That threat turned out to be a cell phone but not just any cell phone. One disguised as a watch. It has the state Department […]
    • 15 more prison tattoos and their meanings October 24, 2014
      By C1 Staff Our last list of prison tattoos only scratched the surface of what inmates can ink onto their skin. In this next collection, we have a variety of gang tattoos and some unique artwork that may be more for display than anything. Know a different meaning for the tattoos you see below? Let […]
    • Should prisons make better use of full-body scanners? October 24, 2014
      By C1 Staff The constant flow of contraband is a huge concern for anyone working in a correctional facility. Whether smuggled in on purpose or by accident, inmates can make use of nearly any and every item, and if the item is made of metal, that poses an even bigger danger. One possible deterrent to […]
    • 12 weird contraband stories October 24, 2014
      By C1 Staff There’s contraband, and then there’s contraband. Here’s a small list of some of the strangest things that have crossed our desks here at CorrectionsOne; if you have something to add, sound off in the comments. Two inmates in Georgia who were escorted to their grandmother’s funeral had family members use the casket […]
    • Suspect in serial killings charged in 2nd death October 24, 2014
      By Lolly Bowean and Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — He allegedly said he killed Anith Jones for a friend of a friend and was paid $300 and drugs worth $200. He said he built a rapport with her, then met her for sex. He strangled her in about five minutes, he said, then stuffed […]

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