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Jails and Prisons

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  • Q&A: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on justice reform

    The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world, even as crime rates continue to drop. Of the 2.2 million inmates incarcerated in the U.S., 57 percent are in state prisons and 33 percent are in local jails, costing states billions of dollars....
  • 2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing

    2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing
    Authorities say they've arrested two prison guards in connection with a large-scale pain pill distribution ring at Florida State Prison. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office reports that corrections officer Dylan Hilliard was arrested June 11 after...
  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells,...
  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells,...
  • 2 Florida prison guards arrested, 8 other staffers suspended in alleged pill ring

    MIAMI In the latest turmoil for the Florida prison system, two guards have been arrested including a major for their alleged role in a prescription pill ring. Eight other prison staffers were not arrested but were suspended with pay. The Bradford...
  • 2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing

    Authorities say they've arrested two prison guards in connection with a large-scale pain pill distribution ring at Florida State Prison. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office reports that corrections officer Dylan Hilliard was arrested June 11 after...
  • Inmate wounded by Nevada prison guard sues prison officials

    A Nevada prison inmate who was wounded by shotgun blasts that killed another prisoner has accused the state Department of Corrections chief, supervisors and guards of deliberate indifference and use of excessive force for shooting inmates. Prison and...
  • Bill allows sale of 2nd Ohio prison to private operator

    The state can sell a central Ohio prison to a private company under a bill on the way to Gov. John Kasich, creating the second privately owned and operated correctional institution in the state. The legislation approved last month authorizes Ohio to...
  • Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot

    Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking. Rioters armed with pieces of wood lit fires in buildings, broke down an internal wall and...
  • Correction Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

    Correction Officer Charged With Sexual Assault
    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a third correction officer Tuesday, according to state police. Kareem Dawson, 33, an employee of the York Correctional...
  • New York prison officials put on leave amid review into inmates' escape

    New York prison officials put on leave amid review into inmates' escape
    Twelve employees, including administrators and nine security workers, have been placed on administrative leave at upstate New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility as part of an ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from the maximum...