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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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July 24, 2014
Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing - Full Story
July 23, 2014
Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons - Full Story
July 20, 2014
Suspect in Wash. cop shooting dies at hospital

Suspect in Wash. cop shooting dies at hospital

During a routine check on Thursday, corrections deputies saw that James T. Sapp, 47, was attempting to kill himself - Full Story
July 20, 2014
Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals - Full Story
July 19, 2014

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

May be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population - Full Story
July 15, 2014

Hawaii sheriff's deputies recapture jail escapee

Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, recaptured an escaped inmate from the Maui Community Correctional Center Monday - Full Story
July 14, 2014

Wash. CO fires gun in hospital during inmate escape attempt

Prisoner was awaiting surgery on the eighth floor of the hospital when he attempted to escape - Full Story
July 14, 2014
US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Revolving door complicates the task of screening for mental illness, managing medications, providing care and ensuring inmate safety - Full Story
June 27, 2014
Ariz. safety agency reviewing prison rape of teacher

Ariz. safety agency reviewing prison rape of teacher

The teacher was alone in the room with no guard nearby when a convicted rapist assaulted her - Full Story
June 26, 2014
Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Lawsuit seeks to halt any attempt to execute inmates using the state's current lethal injection protocols - Full Story



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