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    • The Question: What's it like being a corrections officer? November 20, 2014
      A question recently posted to Quora asked, 'what's it like being a corrections officer?' Hic Jacet Moesta's response is below, but add your own in the comments. I have been a corrections officer in a county jail with a population of 3,800 plus inmates now for 11 years. Imagine being a naked teacher in a […]
    • 'The only easy day was yesterday' November 20, 2014
      By Eric Davis, GovX We let too many powerful, life-changing quotes and sayings pass through our ears without taking any action on them. It’s time to take pause, listen and then actually change our lives because of them. Let’s take this one. “The only easy day was yesterday” This famous saying is etched above the […]
    • Mayor claims progress reforming troubled NYC jails November 20, 2014
      By Jake Pearson Associated Press NEW YORK — Acknowledging that not even he appreciated the depth of problems at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday told reporters "deep-seated" cultural change in city lockups was one of his administration's top priorities. De Blasio and his reform-minded commissioner, Joseph Ponte, […]
    • Man accused in correction official’s death appears in court November 20, 2014
      Dawit Seyuom, 29, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Carolyn Cross
    • Grandmother gets prison over pot sales to raise grandchildren November 20, 2014
      Associated Press BUTLER, Pa. — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison. The Valley News Dispatch reports Candace Kelly was also ordered Thursday to forfeit $393,000 that state police seized as drug proceeds […]
    • Fired COs charged with cuffing inmate to shower November 20, 2014
      By Joe Mandak Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Two Pennsylvania county jail officers have been fired and charged with handcuffing aninmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him. Criminal complaints against Michael Antonio, 40, and Stephen Richard Smith, 49, […]
    • Judge overturns death penalty for Wyo. inmate November 20, 2014
      By Ben Neary Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has overturned the death penalty of Dale Wayne Eaton, Wyoming's lone death row inmate. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne said Thursday that Eaton had not been properly represented by his defense lawyers during his trial. The judge says Wyoming can grant […]
    • Grand jury: No charges in Fla. jail explosion November 20, 2014
      Grand jury looking into deadly Escambia County Jail explosion says not enough evidence to bring criminal charges
    • NC inmates accuse staff of helping prison gangs November 20, 2014
      By C1 Staff ANSON COUNTY, NC — Five former prisoners of the Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Anson County are alleging that prison staff assisted gang-affiliated inmates in obtaining weapons and waging attacks. WBTV reports that the former inmates are now suing the facility, looking for compensation and a promise that they will never have to […]
    • DOJ plans to slash federal inmate population November 20, 2014
      By C1 Staff WASHINGTON — With federal inmate populations already on the decline, the Department of Justice is looking for more ways to slash it further in order to save money, according to a new memo released by the department. The Hill reports that even with a decrease between fiscal years 2013 and 2014, the […]

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