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    • Officials investigating Maine COs for 'intimidating' rookies August 1, 2014
      By Scott Dolan Portland Press Herald WARREN, Maine — The state Department of Corrections is investigating allegations that some guards at the Maine State Prison have harassed or intimidated other prison employees, according to two state lawmakers and a union official. The probe at the facility in Warren, which houses more than 900 prisoners, may involve as m
    • AG: Criminals should be sentenced based on crime, not stats August 1, 2014
      Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Image)
    • Inmate on death row to receive 4 more death sentences August 1, 2014
      Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A former pizza delivery man on death row as one of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history faces additional death sentences. Chester D. Turner is set to be sentenced Friday for his role in what were known as the "Southside Slayer" killings. The deaths during the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s w
    • Ill. CO injured during inmates' failed escape attempt July 31, 2014
      Associated Press QUINCY — An Adams County Jail corrections officer is recovering from injuries after what officials say was an attempted escape by three prisoners. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer told the Quincy Herald-Whig on Wednesday that an officer was hit by a prisoner with a homemade weapon Sunday. He says the officer was hit twice and taken by ambu
    • Australian inmates escape prison, get drunk, return July 31, 2014
      By Xavier La Canna ABC.net DARWIN, Australia — The ABC understands authorities were checking whether low-security prisoners have repeatedly escaped from a work release centre at Berrimah jail for a few hours after a 7pm headcount. "It would appear that a couple of prisoners have jumped the fence but returned," a spokesman for NT Department of Corre
    • 3 Calif. women honored for saving COs life July 31, 2014
      By C1 Staff CORCORAN, Calif. — California Correctional Peace Officers Association presented a plaque to one of three women who rescued a corrections officer after they found him unconscious following a crash. Thomas Holmes' truck flipped down Highway 198 on June 16, ejecting him from the vehicle, according to the Visalia Times. Ashley Parks, her mother
    • Del. DOC's new firing range provides 'live-fire training' July 31, 2014
      Department of Correction spokesman John Painter said the range before renovations was insufficient for the department's needs.
    • Fla. DOC transport van crashes on highway July 31, 2014
      By C1 Staff LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Fla. — An investigation is underway to discover what caused a Department of Corrections transport vehicle to ram into a pickup truck on highway 27 Tuesday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the van was traveling West when it rammed into the back of a silver Isuzu pickup. The driver of the truck was treated for minor injur
    • Report: Ill. prisoner fled transport van during bathroom stop July 31, 2014
      By Stephanie K. Baer Chicago Tribune A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, fled from the van just before 8 a.m
    • VT corrections staff sue over alleged sex discrimination July 31, 2014
      By Stewart Ledbetter WPTZ MONTPELIER, Vt. — A judge is considering whether three female Vermont state employees paid significantly less than a man in the same job are victims of sex discrimination. Lawyers for the Human Rights Commission and the three women squared off Wednesday with lawyers for the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Resou

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