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Corrections

Corrections

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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Handheld X-ray screening system safe for everyday LEO use Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Handheld X-ray screening system safe for everyday LEO use

The Backscatter Z is about 9 pounds and requires little training to use - Full Story

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Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

T.J. Lane, 20, already was serving a life sentence when he and two other inmates climbed the fence during recreation - Full Story

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Okla. inmate attacks lawyer with razor, then gets life

Okla. inmate attacks lawyer with razor, then gets life

He was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee - Full Story

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Authorities: Man just freed from prison kills mom

Steven Pratt was home two days after serving 30 years in jail for murder when he attacked his mother - Full Story

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Okla. prison officials unveil new death chamber

Okla. prison officials unveil new death chamber

New protocols require more training for the execution team and backup procedures in case a lethal injection goes awry - Full Story

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NY man shot 15 minutes after release from prison, 2 charged

Police say the 33-year-old ex-convict was shot in the Orange County town of Mount Hope - Full Story

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Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a man who died in the downtown jail, defense attorney said Monday - Full Story

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Calif. authorities capture 5th jail escapee

Fugitives were being held in custody on various charges including attempted murder when they escaped from the county jail late Friday - Full Story

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Ohio woman wants playing cards to help solve homicides

City officials have pledged to help produce the cards that Hope Dudley wants to get into the hands of prison inmates and others - Full Story

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Colo. deputy suspended for using taekwondo on inmate

Denver sheriff's deputy who provoked a fight with an inmate by throwing taekwondo kicks and punches has been suspended for 90 days.



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Corrections Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
Behind the Bars Behind the Bars
with John Stanley