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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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Calif. man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

A man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times then cut out his heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison - Full Story

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Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs - Full Story

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Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied - Full Story

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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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Corrections Columnists

Klugie's Correctional Corner Klugie's Correctional Corner
with Gary T. Klugiewicz
The CO's Corner The CO's Corner
with Harriet Fox