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    • Were parole agents told not to respond in Friday's shooting? October 31, 2014
      By Richard Sharp KCRA SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The union for parole agents is looking into whether some of its investigators were told not to respond during Friday’s deadly shooting. Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver had been working on a parole operation an hour before he was shot in the line of duty. "(The agents) take this […]
    • Dutch Bros. Coffee sales to help families of slain deputies October 30, 2014
      By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO — Proceeds from sales at all nine Sacramento-area Dutch Bros. Coffee outlets Wednesday will go to support the families of two fallen sheriff’s deputies. Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Deputy Michael Davis Jr. were shot last week. Marcelo Marquez has been charged in both killings. His […]
    • Prosecutors consider death penalty for pair accused of killing deputies October 30, 2014
      By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — Authorities in two Northern California counties that each lost a sheriff's deputy during a shooting rampage last week say they will jointly prosecute the husband and wife couple arrested in the killings. Luis and Janelle Monroy face multiple murder charges after allegedly carrying out the shooting rampage […]
    • Union: Female CO nearly raped at Greene Correctional Facility October 30, 2014
      By C1 Staff ALBANY – The New York correctional officers union continues their rounds in attempting to shed light on the rising violence inside facilities. The Times Union reports that one of the incidents the union highlighted included an Oct. 21 attack on a female corrections officer that nearly turned into a rape. Inmate Omar […]
    • Video: Inmate charged after corrections officer strikes him October 30, 2014
      By C1 Staff PHILADEPHILA — An inmate is facing charges of assaulting a corrections officer, even after video surfaced showing that the officer struck the inmate first. City Paper reports that the incident took place Jan. 9 at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility between CO Tyrone Glover and inmate John Steckley. In the video, Glover informs Steckley […]
    • 8 keys to a happy corrections officer marriage October 30, 2014
      By Brian Miller, C1 Contributor A couple was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a huge party with many guests. Someone asked the wife if she had ever considered divorce. The white-haired lady smiled sweetly and replied, “Oh, I’ve never considered divorce. Murder, maybe. But never divorce.” If you’ve been on the job for […]
    • The Question: Is it legal for a CO to date a former inmate? October 30, 2014
      A recent post on Quora asked if it was common (and legal) for corrections officers to date former inmates of their facilities. Check out the response by TW Hansen, and add your own thoughts in the comments below. As someone with experience in corrections (local jails) and public employee unions (shop steward), the answer is […]
    • Basic first aid: Performing CPR October 30, 2014
      By C1 Staff Do you know how to perform CPR? It’s a lifesaving skill that more people should know, due to its usefulness in many types of emergencies. It’s better to do something than nothing at all, because it could mean the difference between life and death. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, involves chest compressions in […]
    • Last-meal requests come to an end on Texas death row October 30, 2014
      By Allan Turner Houston Chronicle HOUSTON — Maybe it was the big bowl of fried okra with ketchup. Then again, it could have been the two chicken fried steaks smothered in gravy and onions or the cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, and bell and jalapeno peppers. Something -- maybe everything -- about condemned […]
    • Colo. sheriff to inmates: 'You stay, you pay' October 30, 2014
      By C1 Staff KIOWA, Colo. – No more free lunches at the Elbert County Jail in Colorado. The Denver Channel reports that Sheriff Shayne Heap is starting a ‘you stay, you pay’ program at the jail, which requires offenders to pay $14.65 a day. Actual housing of an inmate is 4.5 times higher, but the […]

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