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Stories with subject: Correctional systems
  • Iowa officials: Escaped prisoner found under porch 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:55 pm
  • PROLE, Iowa - Authorities say an escaped prisoner captured in central Iowa was found under a house porch.

  • Court: NYC must support ill inmates leaving jail 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - A judge on Friday upheld - and extended through 2016 - a settlement between New York City and lawyers for mentally ill inmates that required prisoners who received mental health treatment in city jails to have individualized discharge plans upon release.

  • Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:55 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay on Friday for two death row inmates set to be executed this month, saying it didn't have jurisdiction - even though the state Supreme Court says it's the only court that does.

  • Illinois prisons to use costly hepatitis C drug 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C, therapy that could cost tens of millions of dollars.

  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines.

  • Corrections officer accused of sexual assault 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:56 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Minnesota - An officer at a juvenile correctional facility in northern Minnesota is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage resident.

  • Michigan prisoner who escaped scheduled for court 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:59 am
  • IONIA, Michigan - A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is due in court next week to face escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

  • Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:13 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.

  • Bessemer jail inmate found dead inside cell 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:05 pm
  • BESSEMER, Alabama - Bessemer police say an inmate accused of stabbing another man and kidnapping his wife has been found dead in the Bessemer City Jail.

  • New SD policies adjust parolee's time, management 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:46 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - After tours of South Dakota correctional facilities, including juvenile homes and the penitentiary in Sioux Falls, an oversight committee heard updates Thursday on sweeping changes taking root in the state's criminal justice system.

  • Funding pact reached in Orleans jail reform battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:28 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the city of New Orleans and the local sheriff have reached agreement, for now, on how to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to reform the city's violent jail.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:49 pm
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 16, 2014

  • Corrections to pay $50,000 in sex harassment suit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:37 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.

  • Inmates rock Peru prison with 'Superstar 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:04 pm
  • LIMA, Peru - Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."

  • New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:08 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.

  • Families seek answers in Alaska jail deaths 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The families of two inmates who died in Alaska jails within a week of each other are looking for answers to questions they say are not being answered.

  • Ex-Iowa doctor gets jail for violating probation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:44 am
  • HAMPTON, Iowa - A former Iowa doctor convicted of sexual exploitation has been given jail time for violating his probation.

  • W.Va. regional jails ban touching during visits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:46 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Concerns about drug contraband have prompted a ban on regional jail inmates touching loved ones during supervised contact visits.

  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

  • Oregon inmates help restore courthouse clock 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:15 pm
  • PENDLETON, Oregon - While crews are nearly finished restoring the historic Morrow County Courthouse clock tower in Heppner, prison inmates in Pendleton put their expertise to the test by returning the actual clock to its original condition.

  • State probes complaint alleging misuse of inmates 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:59 pm
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating a complaint alleging the misuse of state inmate workers who reportedly set up a tent for a wedding at the Great Southern Golf Course.

  • Greek court jails 2 for life for migrant's murder 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:22 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - An Athens court has convicted two Greek men to life imprisonment for stabbing a Pakistani immigrant worker to death last year, during a spike in racist attacks in the recession-ravaged country.

  • 5 face charges of helping escaped Bozeman inmate 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:43 am
  • BOZEMAN, Montana - Five people have been charged with allegedly helping a man escape from Bozeman police after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.

  • Man charged with killing prisoner 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:16 am
  • LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - A man alleged to have killed another man in jail has pleaded not guilty in state district court.