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  • Prison system could save money with health care contract

    The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates.
  • Crime-victim group's views on current legislative proposals

    Californians for Safety and Justice, which says it advocates for changes in criminal justice laws on behalf of crime victims, is lobbying the Legislature on nearly two dozen bills. Among those, the group supports proposals to: -Allow stalking...

    Program Reveals Song In Prisoners' Hearts

    Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press — from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago. But within the walls of this all-male complex in...

    Florida House calls for changes in the state's prisons

    Florida may start a pilot program that brings body cameras into one state prison under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House passed a comprehensive prisons bill on Friday and sent it over to the state Senate. The legislation comes in the wake of...

    Inmate's reward for drugs mailed to jail: sweet cakes

    Inmate's reward for drugs mailed to jail: sweet cakes
    He did it for the Honey Buns. Some inmates at the Broward County jail apparently crave sugar and junk food even more than drugs. But Dean Aubol's excuse did nothing to sweeten the sentence U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas dispensed Friday in...