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August 05, 2015

Okla. suspect attempts to escape bondsman

Bondsman left the suspect and the car keys in the car while he went to access the jail’s front door.
May 26, 2015

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips.
April 23, 2015

Inmate inside Calif. prison shot, killed by CO

An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious.
April 16, 2015

K-9 dies in vehicle fire on way to Md. prison complex

Ambulances were dispatched when an SUV carrying two law enforcement dogs caught fire.
March 11, 2015

NY police investigate after retired CO kills man in subway

Police sought answers Wednesday from a retired corrections officer after his dispute with a pair of strangers ended with a fatal shooting.
March 02, 2015

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.
February 23, 2015

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.
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.
February 03, 2015

Inmate escapes NC jail by impersonating brother

Video released shows an officer following inmate out of the jail building, prompting the inmate to start running.

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