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5 months ago
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Texas jail inmates credited with saving ill guard

Authorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose consciousness.
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5 months ago
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2nd inmate says he was beaten at North Carolina prison

Another inmate at a North Carolina prison has stepped forward to say he was beaten while handcuffed.
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5 months ago
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3 inmates use part of desk to escape from St. George jail

The sheriff in Dorchester County says three inmates used part of a desk to pry open a window to escape from the jail in St. George.
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1 year ago
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The Latest: McCrory officials talk about prison contracts

The latest on a North Carolina General Assembly government oversight committee meeting Wednesday to discuss several issues, including some state prison maintenance contracts and decision by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
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1 year ago
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CA considers using violent inmates to fight fires

Some California officials are considering using offenders convicted of violent crimes to help battle wildfires.
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1 year ago
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Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release

Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation's prison population.
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1 year ago
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State, FBI join forces to find long-term prison escapees

Efforts by the N.C. Department of Public Safety and the FBI have led to the resolution of cases involving 43 long-term escapees from the state's prisons.
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2 years ago
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Law enforcement explains local inmate transport protocols

After the national attention to the death of Freddie Gray, local law enforcement demonstrated what the standard protocols are in our area for transporting an inmate.
Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death
2 years ago
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Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death

Disability Rights North Carolina Executive Director Vicki Smith said Friday that the prison must fill vacancies among mental health, medical and correctional workers to address deficiencies that contribute to poor treatment. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old with schizophrenia who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.
Judge backs NC prison hand-held camera requirement
3 years ago
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Judge backs NC prison hand-held camera requirement

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A federal judge has agreed with an outside expert who recommends that North Carolina Central Prison staffers use hand-held cameras to record how some prisoners are treated once subdued. U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle signed a ruling Thursday related to a lawsuit alleging abuse by correctional officers within the prison’s […]