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  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...
  • Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case

    Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case
    When his National Guard company deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone to "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But his deployment...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem

    Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem
    Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer explained his decision to reduce jail population by transferring federal inmates and losing a $2.5 million in revenues as a result, but county board members just wanted to know what he is doing to fix the resulting budget...
  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far
    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake. Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer...
  • Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires

    Calm restored at Texas prison where inmates set fires
    Thousands of inmates at a federal correctional center in Texas are being moved to other federal prisons after a disturbance caused damage that left the facility “uninhabitable,” officials announced Saturday. The process, which is being...
  • Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas

    Prison officials move to quell riot at federal facility in south Texas
    Prison officials were trying to get control over a riot at a federal correctional facility in southern Texas, after as many as 2,000 prisoners became involved in the violence late Friday. The disturbance began Friday morning when inmates at the...
  • Advisors push Brown administration to estimate prison savings

    Analysts for the state Legislature determined the state could save $20 million in private prison costs due to Proposition 47, the statewide ballot initiative voters approved in November that makes drug possession and minor theft charges misdemeanor...
  • Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there

    Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there
    Tony Purnell, who survived Chicago's tough Henry Horner Homes to serve in the Army and earn a college degree, had struggled for years with mental illness by the time he wound up in Cook County Jail early last year on a minor charge, unable to post the...
  • Sheriff's budget crisis raises questions about safety at Kane County Jail

    Sheriff's budget crisis raises questions about safety at Kane County Jail
    Kane County Correctional Officer Tom Schnitzler keeps an eye via video monitors on everything happening within the cell blocks at county jail while manning the phones, buzzing visitors through the door and handling any emergencies that come up. "We...
  • Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go

    Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go
    When Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, visited a Florida prison recently he learned that an inmate had been sent back to the facility from a hospital because the prison's private medical services contractor determined he didn't need hospital care. Evers, chair of...