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  • Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication

    Some correctional facilities treating addicts with medication
    As the state grapples with what many call a heroin epidemic, a growing number of correctional facilities are starting to treat addicted inmates with medication in an effort to prevent fatal overdoses. While many jails and prisons only offer counseling...
  • Police: Guard, 2 strippers smuggled booze, drugs into Florida prison

    Police: Guard, 2 strippers smuggled booze, drugs into Florida prison
    It was a Florida prison inmate's escape that led investigators down a rabbit hole of sin involving a corrections officer and two strippers the sheriff says brokered deals for malt liquor, cigarettes and "conjugal visits in the woods." It all unfolded...
  • Hospital Or Jail -- Connecticut Mental Illness Care Lacking

    Hospital Or Jail -- Connecticut Mental Illness Care Lacking
    As someone who was involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment seven times in four years and served six years at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, I know every angle of commitment. The times I was taken to the hospital were like kidnappings;...
  • Chaos on streets, coughing guards, evacuations as prison burns

    Chaos on streets, coughing guards, evacuations as prison burns
    SUNBURY — The hundreds of onlookers lining city sidewalks couldn't believe what they were seeing Wednesday afternoon, the multi-colored fire hoses snaking along more than a square city block and leading to tankers positioned at Northumberland County...
  • On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice

    On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice
    Dozens of middle school students led a march Thursday night from a Near North Side school to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to protest police brutality and what they decried as a school-to-prison pipeline. The students from...
  • Buncich to fight jail infirmary bid

    CROWN POINT – Efforts to turn the fourth floor of the Lake County Jail into an infirmary for inmates in need of skilled care is just too costly for the county pursue, officials say. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said he plans to fight efforts...
  • Jury convicts 5, acquits 3 in massive gang-led scheme of sex, drugs, money at Baltimore jail

    A case that grabbed headlines and exposed deep-seated corruption in Baltimore's city jail, where gang commanders impregnated guards, dealt drugs behind bars and used smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets, drew to a close Thursday when a...
  • 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial
    A federal jury convicted five people and acquitted three others Thursday in a Baltimore jailhouse corruption case, ending a two-month trial that saw a parade of inmates, disgraced corrections officers and law enforcement officers describe an "upside-...
  • Kane County sheriff: Budget cuts will threaten public safety

    Kane County sheriff: Budget cuts will threaten public safety
    Kane County is moving ahead with $225,000 in cuts from the Kane County Sheriff's budget due to the loss of a U.S. Marshal's contract to house federal inmates, but Sheriff Donald Kramer warned it would affect the "public safety in our county."...
  • Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial

    Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial
    For the past couple of weeks, Gov. Rick Scott and his staff have been denying allegations from Gerald Bailey, the ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, that the governor's office made politically motivated demands on him and his...
  • After two months, city jail gang case nears jury

    After two months, city jail gang case nears jury
    After more than two months of testimony, the federal trial of eight defendants in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case is expected to be presented to the jury for deliberations as soon as Wednesday. Defense attorneys for the two inmates,...