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    More On: corrections officers DOC captain, NYC hit with wrongful death suit over inmate suicide Cooks, nurses guard inmates with US prisons down 6K officers DOC captain charged with homicide after instructing subordinates not to help hanged inmate NYC corrections officer sues to get gun back after bizarre crash incident Eight Texas jail guards who were fired or resigned after...
    CRESCENT CITY — The California Supreme Court declined a petition to examine and possibly throw out an appeals court’s decision to allow mayhem and assault charges against inmates in connection with a 2017 riot at the state’s most secure prison. The Supreme Court’s decision last week essentially upholds a March ruling by the First District Appellate Court, which found that...
    (CNN)New Jersey's only women's prison will close, Gov. Phil Murphy announced this week, following the release of a scathing independent report that detailed allegations of abuse against inmates. Corrections officers at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women (EMCF) were accused of committing graphic acts of brutality against inmates on the night of January 11 in the report, commissioned by Murphy...
    (CNN)Two Bureau of Prisons guards who were on duty at the Metropolitan Correctional Center when Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide have entered into agreements with Manhattan prosecutors that could end the criminal case against them if they cooperate with an ongoing Department of Justice Inspector General review, authorities said Friday.In November 2019, the guards, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, had...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYC Pride doesn’t want police at its events anymore, until at least 2025. The organization says effective immediately, it is banning corrections and law enforcement officers. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New Jersey: Vaccination Clinic For Children Ages 12 And Up Opens In Hoboken That includes at its signature Pride march, which is set to take...
    More On: department of corrections Accused killer mistakenly released from Rikers Island finally caught NYC corrections officer sues to get gun back after bizarre crash incident NYC corrections commissioner rushed to hospital Suspected killer on the loose after he’s mistakenly released from Rikers NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann is set to resign by the end of the...
    A suspended Monmouth County Corrections officer faces criminal charges after shoplifting in West Long Branch, authorities said. Suzanne Simone, 53, of Ocean Township, a 22-year-veteran of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold, has been charged with shoplifting, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.  Simone is accused of skipping scanner  payments at a local home improvement store, Gramiccioni said.  In one...
    Loading the player... A corrections officer in New York faces criminal charges after an inmate died by suicide under her watch. Read More: NY lawmakers introduce bill to ban fired officers from joining other departments ABC News reported Rebecca Hillman, 38, was charged with negligent homicide after Ryan Wilson took his own life at the Manhattan Detention Complex in...
    A New York City corrections captain is set to be charged after an inmate killed himself in his prison cell, according to reports.  Ryan Wilson, 29, died on November 22 last year at Manhattan Detention Complex, which is known as The Tombs.  Officers were accused of waiting 15 minutes to call for help despite seeing his body hanging from a...
    Loading the player... A new report filed by the New York Times found that out of roughly 270 corrections officers disciplined over a 20-month period, more than half either lied in their reports of incidents or filed them incompletely or inaccurately. According to the newspaper, about 56 percent of the more than 270 correction officers who were disciplined from...
    PORTSMOUTH — A former Scioto County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer has been indicted on felony charges for his role in the death of a jail inmate. Billy Thompson was indicted by a Scioto County grand jury Friday, April 16, on charges of murder, an unclassified felony; voluntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree; and reckless homicide, a felony of...
    Taco bout trouble. Two corrections officers in Maryland have been accused of driving into a Taco Bell following a feud with employees last week. On Tuesday, the Charles County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Tanesha Renea Williams and Diamond Shanay Johnson in connection with the crime. TACO BELL AIMS TO HIRE 5K PEOPLE FROM OUTDOOR HIRING PARTIES On March 31,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three Baltimore Central Booking and Intake corrections officers are accused of assault and misconduct charges this week, with one accused of choking an inmate who refused their orders until she went unconscious. A Baltimore City grand jury indicted Correctional Officer II Zanel Santana, Correctional Officer Sergeant Monyette Washington and Correctional Officer II Uchenna Okeke. READ MORE: Anne...
    Eleven corrections officers were injured during multiple inmate attacks this past week at Rikers Island jail in New York City. There were five attacks this week by gang members who broke officers’ ribs, gave them concussions, and caused them to suffer other injuries, according to an internal incident report obtained by the New York Daily News. Thirteen inmates, 11 of...
    A 23-year-old Berks County man charged with homicide in relation to a shooting last August in Reading reportedly stabbed two corrections officers on March 9 at Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, according to LehighValleyLive. Mohnton native, Joewel Keita, who is now being housed in Berks County Prison, was charged Thursday with four counts of aggravated assault in the stabbing, according...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in a U.S. prison, there’s growing concern many Minnesota corrections officers won’t be vaccinated. A recent statewide survey found that only half of them want the shot and according to prison officials there are fears what that resistance could mean for the future. READ MORE: U Of M Medical School Studies...
    An Alabama sheriff has hit out at a group of female corrections officers accusing them of a 'money grab' days after the Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against him and his office claiming they failed to stop the women being sexually harassed by male inmates.  The DOJ sued Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran and his office, Alabama's second-largest...
    Two suspended Charles County, Maryland, corrections officers, investigated for being “inappropriately present” on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, have been reinstated, WTOP has learned. However, the officers, who were suspended with pay, are still the subject of an internal investigation, which could conclude they violated agency policies during the riot. While federal investigators continue...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three corrections officers have been charged in the beating of a federal detainee at a county jail in northern New Jersey last year, and a sergeant is accused of failing to intervene in the attack, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The Essex County officers are Angel Chaparro, 38; Damion James, 40; and Luis Ortiz, 29. Along with...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – After Gov. Tom Wolf moved teachers to the front of the COVID-19 vaccine line, groups representing state troopers and corrections officers both renewed their calls for prioritization. READ MORE: It Happened Again! Watch As Pittsburgh Bald Eagle Knocked From Perch By Great Horned Owl The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association president issued a statement...
    Former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon was arrested in Florida after police said he was driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Damon, who was a prominent player with the Boston Red Sox, was booked on Friday morning outside of Orlando and charged with driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. His wife,...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A staffing shortage at Wisconsin prisons is pushing corrections officers to work long hours, costing taxpayers at least $60 million in overtime pay. Roughly 15% of corrections officers positions are unfilled at Wisconsin's prisons, according to data from the state Department of Corrections. The problem is currently most severe at Waupun Correctional Institution where 40% of...
    (CNN)Eight minority corrections officers at a Minnesota county jail are suing Ramsey County, alleging they were briefly barred from working near the area former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was being held because of the color of their skin, according to court documents obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO. The officers' civil suit follows discrimination charges they filed with the Minnesota Department...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Tuesday, attorneys representing eight correctional officers filed a new lawsuit against Ramsey County, alleging racial discrimination. The case goes back to an incident that happened in the days after George Floyd’s death, specifically Derek Chauvin’s arrest on May 29. That afternoon, Chauvin was held in the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center. RELATED: Suspect Identified As Gregory...
    Inmates at a St. Louis jail rioted on Saturday morning over a variety of concerns, setting fires and throwing debris to the street below as corrections officers worked for almost eight hours to end the "extremely violent" group. The riot at the St. Louis City Justice Center ended shortly before 10 a.m., but only after the prisoners had spent hours...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday he has named a former state comptroller as an independent investigator into allegations that inmates in a state women’s prison were beaten and sexually assaulted by corrections officers, adding that a criminal investigation is underway. Murphy, a Democrat, said during an unrelated news conference he ordered Matt Boxer to...
    CLINTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of corrections officers at New Jersey’s only women’s prison have been placed on paid leave following allegations that staff brutally beat and sexually assaulted inmates there. One woman, Ajila Nelson, told NJ.com that officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility on Jan. 11 handcuffed her and others, before punching, kicking, stripping and dragging her to...
    UPDATE: Gov. Phil Murphy appointed a special investigator Wednesday to investigate allegations that several inmates were beaten at New Jersey's notorious prison for women. Murphy said he ordered a "full independent investigation," under the direction of former federal prosecutor and ex-state comptroller Matthew Boxer, into what happened at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County on Jan....
    UPDATE: A total of 29 officers and supervisors at New Jersey's notorious prison for women have been suspended amid a criminal investigation of allegations that several inmates were beaten, Daily Voice has learned. Among those on paid administrative leave at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County were an associate administrator, two corrections majors, a corrections lieutenant,...
    New York City will start to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to the largest police force in the nation this week, the mayor said Wednesday. “We expect about 10,000 officers to be reached by Sunday,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at his daily morning press conference. The mayor added that 25,000 of the NYPD 35,000 uniformed officers are eligible for...
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    Four city correction officers were among five defendants indicted Tuesday for alleged using forged disability parking placards, prosecutors announced. One of the correction officers, Nakia Gales, 44, of Manhattan, is accused of selling the phony placards to her colleagues for up to $280 apiece. “Members of our community with severe disabilities need these placards to enable them to park...
    More On: parking placard NYPD union mocks proposal to pay New Yorkers for ratting out parking violators New bill would pay New Yorkers to rat out illegal parkers, including placard holders NYC housing official busted for using phony parking placard Another de Blasio parking placard abuse promise proves a total joke Four city correction officers were among five defendants...
    A massive riot involving hundreds of inmates broke out at an Arizona prison where corrections officers deployed 'nonlethal munitions' including pepper balls and rubber bullets into the crowd. The riot broke out on Wednesday afternoon at Eyman prison’s Cook Unit in Florence, near Phoenix. It’s not clear what prompted the riot. The unrest exploded after 'several hundred inmates grouped together...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Three corrections officers and four detainees have been indicted by a federal grand jury after prosecutors say an investigation revealed ongoing smuggling of drugs, cellphones and other contraband into Baltimore’s state-run, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. The indictment includes allegations of smuggling at the Chesapeake Detention Facility against corrections officer Andre Davis, 35, that date...
    A former correctional officer at a maximum-security prison in Jessup, Maryland, has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Chanel Pierce, 27, of Pikesville pleaded guilty to a charge of federal racketeering conspiracy in connection with her work at the Jessup Correctional Institution. The Justice Department said the conspiracy included former correctional...
    Five Morris County Corrections officers admitted using and sharing drugs including cocaine -- keeping them from ever getting a job in public employment ever again. Corrections officers Dominick Andico, 33, Albert Wyman IV, 36, Robert Busold, 27, Brian T. Rzucidlo, 35, and Sheriff's Officer Nicholas Ricciotti, 31, plead guilty to various drug charges for buying, distributing and being in possession...
    ALFRED, Maine (AP) — An email points to an outright ban on masks in housing units in a Maine jail dealing with a coronavirus outbreak that’s linked to a wedding and reception that made national news. The York County Jail became a coronavirus hotspot after an employee who attended an August wedding more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) away in...
    ALFRED, Maine (AP) — An email points to an outright ban on masks in housing units in a jail dealing with a coronavirus outbreak. The York County Jail became a coronavirus hotspot after an employee who attended a wedding in the Katahdin region spread the virus. The number of infected inmates and corrections officers is approaching 90. The jail could've...
    Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won’t again face a staffing shortage, barriers to social distancing and dangerous rationing of protective gear ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic. Testing of people with symptoms at the state’s prisons and New York City jails...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESAn additional 25 Florida corrections workers have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 2,998 since the pandemic began in March, according to numbers released Monday by the state Department of Corrections. The increase came after the department reported Friday that 2,973 workers had been infected. Also, the number of inmates who have tested...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this First Responder Friday we honor New York City Correction Officer Erica Vernon.She was one of many who answered the call on 9/11.The Department of Corrections released the stories of correction officers like Vernon.She and others continued in the month that followed September 11th to help set up emergency communications, search debris, process remains, and...
    A Florida corrections officer has been placed on leave after grappling with a teen inmate at a juvenile center, according to TMZ. Terrence Devon Reed, 17, was hospitalized after Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo approached him as he sat on a bench with his arms tucked underneath a t-shirt, according to video footage of the incident. Reed stands up and...
    A group of carjackers picked the absolute wrong person to try to steal a car from. The armed hold-up backfired completely when an off-duty correctional officer thwarted a carjacking by returning gunfire. The carjacking gone awry happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in South Chicago. The off-duty correctional officer was driving down an alley in the 7900 block...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid a federal investigation of its prison system, the Mississippi Department of Corrections is working on hiring probation, parole and correctional officers. “If you want a job, we have one for you,” Commissioner Burl Cain said in a statement.“These are good, stable jobs that will enable you to provide for yourself and your families, and these...
    TWO female correctional officers allegedly helped a teenage murder suspect escape incarceration in West Virginia after one of the officers had an inappropriate relationship with the inmate and admitted to kissing him.  The correctional officers, Larissa Mackall, 32, and Alexanderia Shelby, 25, are accused of conspiring to help Dominick Joseph McClung, 18, escape from the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Detention...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A grand jury investigation has uncovered alleged corruption inside the Fayette County Prison. Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower announced charges at a news conference Thursday morning. (Photo Credit: Ross Guidotti/KDKA) They are calling the investigation “Operation Clean Sweep.” The probe started last December when Bower told Fayette County commissioners that he wanted...
    A 65-year-old sergeant marked Florida’s first coronavirus death of a state correctional officer. Days later, a 40-year-old correctional officer lost his life to the disease, according to a report. Robert "Wayne" Rogers, an employee for the state Department of Corrections for 30 years, was the first correctional officer who died from complications of the virus on Friday, according to a department announcement...
    Two Rockland County corrections officers have been indicted on criminal charges. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office announced the indictments of John Kezek and Christopher Taggart on charges alleging they committed criminal acts while performing their official duties. When the Sheriff’s Office was made aware of the allegations, both departmental and criminal investigations were launched, said Chief William Barbera of...
    By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Columbus regarding a county jail near the southern tip of Ohio where four inmates escaped last year and where families of inmates who have died or been injured have criticized treatment. The ex-wife of a man who died at the Gallia County Jail...
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