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The Corrections topic covers the duties performed by Sheriff’s Departments and other police agencies that straddle the line between patrolling the streets and guarding inmates in correctional facilities, county lock-ups, prisons, jails, and courthouses. The stories, tips and expert opinions in this section touch on all things related to barbed-wire fences, cells and people who’ve been convicted of crimes.
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Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

The override vote — passed by the narrowest possible margin — drew a burst of applause from death penalty opponents - Full Story

Videos

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips.

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Report: Denver sheriff's problems endanger deputies, inmates

Deputies' safety is at risk because the department cannot account for the whereabouts of every inmate in the system - Full Story

Columns

6 traits that lead to criminal behavior John Hegger - Community Corrections Insights

6 traits that lead to criminal behavior

In order to best rehabilitate offenders, we need to know how likely they are to reoffend; here’s a look into the process of determining recidivism rates - Full Story

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2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story

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Sheriff: 9 deputies fired over death at Ga. jail

Sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked - Full Story

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Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

Akorn strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment the company said in the March 4 letter - Full Story

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Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Virginia has sent only six people to death row in the last nine years after sending 40 over the previous eight years - Full Story

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DA clears Pa. police in fatal shooting of gunman outside prison

Wagner said Sgt. Matt Nickey, the ranking officer at the scene, reasonably believed he needed to shoot Leipold to prevent others from being hurt or killed - Full Story

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Inmate accused of killing CO wins reprieve from state judge

Attorneys Robert Lynn Pruett, 35, had several appeals before the justices hours before he was scheduled to be executed - Full Story



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