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March 04, 2015
Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings - Full Story
March 03, 2015

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Okla. House

Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under bill - Full Story
February 28, 2015
Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Gomez and his accomplices were arrested without a shot fired, after a months-long intelligence stakeout - Full Story
February 24, 2015
States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

Lengthy questionnaire is the latest tool among the nation's court systems to try to predict the likelihood that an offender will commit a crime again - Full Story
February 23, 2015
Transporter lift create safer way to transport high-risk inmates

Transporter lift create safer way to transport high-risk inmates

The Mac's Prisoner Transport Lift allows officers to lift high risk offenders strapped into a restraint chair into the vehicle - Full Story
February 22, 2015
Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility - Full Story
February 21, 2015

Calif. governor blocks parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief

Brown said Enriquez has taken positive steps, but they were "outweighed by negative factors that demonstrate he remains unsuitable for parole" - Full Story
February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Rene "Boxer" Enriquez is serving a life sentence for ordering the killing of one woman and for fatally shooting a man five times in the head - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Video: Man claims Ore. cops assaulted him, video reveals he attacked self

A suspect brought in for questioning later punched himself in the face and then signed an assault complaint against detectives - Full Story



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