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A youth prison guard took the garbage out before responding to a suicidal inmate's call for help, newly released records show. Sydni Briggs, 16, was an inmate at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls on the morning of Nov. 9, 2015 when she turned on a call light in her cell ...

SNEADS, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida Department of Corrections officer has been arrested, accused of bringing marijuana and cigarillos into a state prison in Jackson County. Alexandria T. Trask, 25, of Quincy is charged with introducing contraband into a state correctional institution and possession of ...
A total of 14 indictments where handed down, which say these correctional officers and employees accepted bribes to smuggle contraband and cell phones into different state institutions in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The employees included guards, food service employees, a groundskeeper, and a nurse. Prison
A total of 14 indictments where handed down, which say these correctional officers and employees accepted bribes to smuggle contraband and cell phones into different state institutions in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The employees included guards, food service employees, a groundskeeper, and a nurse. Prison Guards Workers
Investigators in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region are working to identify two prison guards who were filmed beating prisoners. In a 14-minute video, uploaded to YouTube on Saturday, prisoners can be seen lined up along a corridor wall, standing spread-eagled. The poor quality footage shows the men ...

SCRANTON -- A woman who claims a former Lackawanna County prison guard sexually abused her testified Wednesday that she initially agreed to the sexual encounters because she ... "What we have here is an inmate under the authority of this correctional officer," Elo said. ... former prison guards.
[RELATED: Prison guard attacked by two inmates, stabbed in neck]. Clure gave us a recent department of corrections retention report. It shows starting salary is $32,916, and is less than our five neighboring states. And at five of Arizona's prisons, more than 20% of correctional officer positions are vacant.
Officials say two California prison guards are recovering after they were attacked by about a dozen inmates, though one suffered a broken back. ... They said Monday that the inmates began punching and kicking the two Kern Valley State prison correctional officers in the dayroom of a ...
Assaults on correctional officers have skyrocketed in the County since Assembly Bill 109, the Prison Realignment Plan, was put in action in October of 2011, Honsal said. The bill had those convicted of certain types of crimes that formerly would have led to terms in state prison serve their terms in county ...
An inmate at the Humboldt County jail assaulted a Correctional Officer this morning. A spokesperson for the ... Assaults on correctional officers have skyrocketed in the County since Assembly Bill 109, the Prison Realignment Plan, was put in action in October of 2011, Honsal said. The bill had those ...
Jim Justice signed a bill on Thursday that will provide an $8,000 pay raise for correctional officers over the next three years, bumping starting pay to $32,000 a year. Starting July 1, officers of the ... “For every one correctional officer we hired, two individuals were quitting,” Sandy said. “Pay was an issue but ...
ST. PAUL -- A guard at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater was assaulted by an inmate Thursday morning, March 29, according to the state's Department of Corrections. The attack is the latest on staff at Minnesota prisons recently. Ten employees were injured in attacks last week at the nearby Oak ...
Radical extremists aren't just being groomed from the depths of the internet, they are being actively recruited, pumped with radical ideology and sent back into communities, all under the nose of law enforcement. “The prison system is absolutely an incubator for radicalization,” said Brig Barker. When Barker ...
A Santa Cruz County Sheriff's correctional officer was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female inmate. Officer Marco Del Real, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department. Advertisement. Del Real was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail ...
Jim Justice signed a bill on Thursday that will provide an $8,000 pay raise for correctional officers over the next three years, bumping starting pay to $32,000 a year. Starting July 1, officers of the ... “For every one correctional officer we hired, two individuals were quitting,” Sandy said. “Pay was an issue but ...
I feel it's about time that the news media show some class and stop referring to correctional officers as prison guards. It's a sad attempt to belittle our job by using this outdated title Most of us are hard working, good people and the few bad apples (like most agencies have) are not who we are.

Correctional officers at the Wicomico County Detention Center also asked for pay raises, citing working conditions that can sometimes be dangerous. Sgt. Christopher Stevenson, who has worked at the jail for 26 years, said he and other officers often deal with mentally ill and drug-addicted inmates.
ANSON COUNTY, N.C. - A prison guard is going to prison for making deals with gang members she was supposed to be overseeing. Channel 9 reporter Glenn Counts was in the courtroom when the judge decided to give Evangeline Hunt, who used to work at Lanesboro Correctional Institute, the toughest ...
Two correctional officers at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility were assaulted by two inmates Wednesday evening, causing minor injuries to both officers. Neither the officers or the inmates were identified by the Iowa Department of Corrections, which released a statement on the assault Thursday.
Kevin Wernik and his horse Joey are best friends, Kevin pays for all of Joey's expenses, and the duo have started a non-profit that buys teddy bears for hospital patients, they are shown here at the Seahorse Farm in Cape May, New Jersey, Monday, March 19, 2018. JESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer.
Teresa always knew she was loved - but then something in her changed. She got to the point of doing "a thousand dollars of dope a day," she estimates. Wade Patterson/Special to Clarion Ledger. 636573203212838204-Shanquella-Jones.JPG. Shanquella Jones, of Clarksdale (Photo: Courtesy of MDOC).
That number -- released by the county controller Wednesday morning -- came as one of the seven corrections officers arrested in the probe faced a judge. Eyewitness News reporter Eric Deabill has the latest. John Shnipes is the former corrections officer who faces the most serious charges in the prison ...
DELAWARE - It's been a little over a year since the uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, but the efforts to defend the correctional officers are far from over. The Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, also known as COAD, has made it clear that they won't back down until a number of ...
Shanquella Jones, 24, of Clarksdale, was arrested Sunday after prison officials said they found contraband in her vehicle at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Cellphones, cigars, bottles of juice mixed with alcohol, a pocket knife, cigarettes and other items were recovered, officials with the ...
Last prison guard off Alcatraz Island shares experience on the rock. An anniversary party will be held with former guard Jim Albright on Wednesday night, the last guard off the island. (KGO-TV). KGO. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 06:42PM. ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. (KGO) --. This year marks 55 years since Alcatraz Island ...
Indiana has long been known as a state that breeds basketball fans, players and coaches. More Headlines. Desir, Mewhort welcome return to Colts · At 6-6, Eastern is Big Ten's biggest point guard ... and still growing · IU looking for season sweep of Purdue in Women's NIT · Terry Hutchens column: Crean ...
A former Las Vegas correctional officer could spend up to four years in prison for providing methamphetamines to inmates, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office. George McMurry, 29, previously pleaded guilty to furnishing a controlled substance to a state prisoner and transporting a controlled ...
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- A former Lexington County Detention Center correctional officer has been charged with misconduct in office for his alleged role in an altercation with an inmate last year. Between Aug. 1-24, 2017, deputies say 29-year-old William Emerson Keel Jr. failed to properly and faithfully ...
A former Las Vegas correctional officer could spend up to four years in prison for providing methamphetamines to inmates, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office. George McMurry, 29, previously pleaded guilty to furnishing a controlled substance to a state prisoner and transporting a controlled ...
In January, LeBlanc also sent a letter to the State Civil Service agency saying the salaries of correctional officers needed to be increased to attract more men. The minimum pay for a prison guard is $26,416 this year. "We have found that we simply cannot compete in job markets where there are other ...
ST. MARTINVILLE — A correctional officer with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office suspected of bring contraband int the St. Martin Parish jail was arrested Friday, the Sheriff's Office reported. Story Continued Below. Keland Andre Simmons, 23, of Lafayette was booked into jail Friday on counts of ...
Katrina Denise Turner, 38, of Natchez, was arrested Wednesday after a K-9 search of employees revealed a leafy substance believed to be Spice, a form or synthetic marijuana, in an envelope in her car, which was parked at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, Mississippi ...
ST MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) - A St. Martin Parish correctional officer was arrested and accused of malfeasance and bringing contraband into the St Martin Parish Correctional Center. According to Major Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Keland Simmons was arrested and charged ...
VICTORVILLE — Authorities arrested an officer at the federal correctional complex here on charges of sexually abusing two female inmates. Apolonio Gamez, 40, of Lake Elsinore, was arrested Thursday after he was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a ward at the Federal Correctional Institution ...
FILE - This May 9, 2011 file photo shows the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in West Feliciana Parish, La. A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother claims Louisiana prison officers at the facility ordered her to remove her underwear and told her she would have to reveal her ...
Nelson filed the federal suit against the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections. It accuses several unnamed prison guards of violating her Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said the department doesn't ...
Governor Henry McMaster considers what's happening at our prisons a state emergency. The state guard will soon join prison guards to help keep cell phones, drugs and guns from being smuggled into prison, as corrections make more arrests. Kadeem Cobb is in jail tonight. Corrections officials say they caught him tossing ...
“Next man up” is a phrase traditionally associated with the football field, but increasingly it's echoing through the halls of our nation's prisons. Through a process called “augmentation,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons routinely forces its noncustodial employees — think nurses, teachers, cooks and secretaries ...
... prison guards at a maximum federal facility in Edmonton, Alberta have filed a $43.4 million lawsuit containing accusations of violent behaviour by male colleagues including sexual assault and waterboarding. A statement of claim filed with the court filed against the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A veteran correctional officer was charged with attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the Dark Lady nightclub over the weekend. Providence Police arrested Iris Rodriguez Jones, 48, on Sunday night, after she allegedly tried to use a fake bill to pay the cover charge at the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A veteran correctional officer was charged with attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the Dark Lady nightclub over the weekend. Providence Police arrested Iris Rodriguez-Jones, 48, on Saturday night, after she allegedly tried to use a fake bill to pay the cover charge at the ...
Per a Des Moines Register report, Iowa high school basketball official Jim Bice is also a correctional officer at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he is known as “Ref” and occasionally asked to lend his expertise to prison yard basketball games. His intimate knowledge of both high ...
“Any infraction committed on a correctional officer — we take it very seriously,” Hedrick said. “Fights are common in prisons, and that job is not for every man. I commend our correctional officers for their work.” Hedrick said medical professionals would test Merritt for various health anomalies to make sure the ...
"I want to ask (BOP) Director (Mark) Inch and Attorney General Sessions exactly how much is a correctional officer's life worth," he said. Inch is scheduled to testify Friday before the House Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee in Washington. The committee will examine the ...
According to our sister station WRAL, a correctional officer at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City was assaulted on Thursday. Reports say the officer was treated at an urgent care clinic for non-life threatening injuries. The top two prison administrators were suspended with pay earlier ...
Washington prison guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate. Kelly Burgin, 50, was a corrections officer for Cowlitz County for about 3 months. He was fired Wednesday. Author: KGW. Published: 11:36 AM PST March 8, 2018. Updated: 11:36 AM PST March 8, 2018. KELSO, Wash. — A Cowlitz County corrections ...
The unit is supposed to have 35 correctional officers on duty, he said, but only 28 wereworking during Thursday's swing-shift, when the riot began. ... And, it says, the Yuma complex has the lowest staff vacancy rate of all state-run prisons, including no correctional officer vacancies. The agency said it ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Turnover is increasing among Nebraska prison guards despite the state's efforts to improve pay. The Omaha World-Herald reports turnover increased to 34 percent among prison guards last year from the previous year's 31 percent despite the state giving 7 percent pay increases to ...
Nebraska's prison system is being scrutinized closely by lawmakers and other officials because of several incidents, including two deadly riots at Tecumseh State Prison since 2015 and ongoing overcrowding throughout the system. State prison guards are often forced to work overtime to help fill shifts left ...


 

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