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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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August 02, 2006

LA officials OK $258 million plan to improve overcrowded county jails

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles County will build space for 2,000 more inmates and reopen... - Full Story
July 31, 2006

Police continue search for escaped Ohio suspect in officer's slaying

The Associated Press LATTAVILLE, Ohio- An escaped jail inmate charged with killing a police officer continued... - Full Story
July 31, 2006

Escaped Ohio cop killer still at large

The Associated Press CHILLICOTHE, Ohio- The search continues today for a man charged in the slaying of... - Full Story
July 31, 2006

Vt.: Jailbirds idea of selling liquor from the state prison nixed

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Vt.- Town officials have nixed an idea for a jailhouse bar. The Select... - Full Story
July 30, 2006

Sexual violence in prisons may be more prevalent than reported

By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON- Fewer than three prisoners in every 1,000 report... - Full Story
July 28, 2006

Mich. corrections chief apologizes to father of man killed by mistakenly released prisoner

The Associated Press CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan- A corrections chief apologized Thursday to a man... - Full Story
July 27, 2006

2 inmates charged with fatally stabbing guard at Md. prison

By WILEY HALL Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE- Two inmates, who may have gotten free by jamming the... - Full Story
July 27, 2006

Seattle guard charged with rewarding juvenile delinquents for sex

The Associated Press SEATTLE- A female guard at a juvenile detention facility has been charged with giving... - Full Story
July 26, 2006

Md. guard stabbed to death by 3 inmates

The Associated Press JESSUP, Md.- Three inmates stabbed a prison guard to death in Maryland's troubled... - Full Story
July 24, 2006

Drug addiction experts: Better prison treatment programs can cut costs from crime

By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO- In its first report aimed at improving how the criminal... - Full Story



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