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Jails and Prisons

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  • Vape 'em if you got 'em: Jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

    E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings. Electronic cigarettes, growing in popularity...
  • AP Exclusive: Many sex offenders killed in California prison

    Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager's cellmate trying to stuff something under a mattress. It was Ager, blood trickling from his mouth and a cloth noose tied around his neck. The convicted child...
  • Drug cases down as feds sharpen focus, Holder says

    WASHINGTON Federal drug prosecutions have dropped, Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed Tuesday in a valedictory speech that foreshadowed some Capitol Hill fights awaiting his designated successor. With the Justice Department now steering prosecutors...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ACLU of Nebraska creates team for possible prison lawsuits

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska has formed a legal team for possible lawsuits that would force the state to address prison crowding. The lawyer's panel announced Thursday will advise the organization on ways to address the problem...
  • New Nebraska corrections head vows to make improvements

    Nebraska's new corrections director promised Thursday to restore his department's tarnished reputation, relieve overcrowding and end what he described as a "fear-based culture" among its employees. Scott Frakes, a former administrator in Washington...
  • Male Correction Officer Charged With Sex Assault At Women's Prison

    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a male correction officer, state police said Friday. Jeff Bromley, 46, was charged Thursday with second-degree sexual...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison

    Jeremy Meeks' mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant  glare sent the Internet into a frenzy last year. But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks' mug did little to change the...
  • Kendall bids to house U.S. Marshal inmates

    Kendall County is making a bid to house U.S. Marshal's inmates under a similar agreement the federal agency had with Kane County which appears to have fizzled out. The sheriff's office filed an application to house 30 inmates at its county jail in...
  • Oklahoma prisons boss to brief board on death penalty moratorium, prison overcrowding

    The head of Oklahoma's prison system is scheduled to brief the agency's governing board about the current status of executions in Oklahoma, as well as how the agency is grappling with prison overcrowding. The Board of Corrections is scheduled to meet...