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    (CBS4) — The Colorado Department of Corrections announced Monday additional testing of inmates and staff at three prison facilities in Buena Vista and Cañon City implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus. So far, 1,058 inmates have been tested at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex. Thirty six inmates have tested positive. The most recent positive was discovered last week. Three staff members have also tested positive for Covid-19. One inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary tested positive recently. Several...
    FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A convicted killer stabbed two guards at a high-security California prison Monday but both were expected to survive, officials said. Correctional officers were releasing inmates into a yard Monday morning at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom when a prisoner who was being scanned with a metal detector pulled a 7-inch-long homemade weapon and stabbed a guard in the head and neck, according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A second...
    By LISA RATHKE, The Associated Press Investigations are underway into the death of an African American inmate in December who died as a result of an undiagnosed tumor in his airway, Interim Corrections Commissioner James Baker said Monday as he announced that a Kansas-based company has won a three-year contract to provide health care services to Vermont inmates. Kenneth Johnson, 60, repeatedly told staff that he could not breathe, Baker said. “No one should die in our custody the way...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A staff member at the Nebraska State Penitentiary tested positive for the coronavirus, and is self-isolating at home, Corrections director Scott R. Frakes said Saturday. The latest case brings to 24 the number of staff members working at the Nebraska Department of Corrections who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Twenty of those have recovered. Officials are notifying people who work and live at the facility of the case. Anyone who had close contact with the staff...
    California is set to provide early release to nearly 8,000 prisoners by the end of August due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prisons across the state have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 and need to make room. At San Quentin State Prison alone, more than 200 staff and 1,300 inmates have active cases, according to NBC Bay Area. Systemwide, there are more than 700 cases among staff and close to 2,300 cases among inmates. Around 108,000 inmates in California will be...
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An inquiry by the Missoulian has found that 20 people have died in custody since the Department of Corrections agency quietly decided to stop issuing public notices of deaths 10 months ago. The review found 15 of those deaths have occurred this year, a number higher than 2018 and 2019 combined, authorities said. At least two in DOC custody have died this year by apparent suicides. Sixteen of the deaths involved prison inmates; the other four...
    Wyoming will test all inmates and employees at its five correctional facilities next week, the state Department of Corrections announced Wednesday.  On Monday Wyoming will start a one-time testing of all inmates and employees at the states five correctional institutions in rotation. Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert said in a statement that once the state’s baseline is established, the corrections department will institute “ongoing surveillance testing” in the manner as done in nursing homes to maintain “the safest possible...
    Former New York City Department of Corrections Deputy Warden Ed Gavin told Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday that Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime confidante and accused madam of Jeffrey Epstein, should be held at Rikers Island while her case plays out. I dont think the feds can handle these prisoners, such high-profile prisoners like Maxwell or Epstein, Gavin told host Tucker Carlson. If I were William Barr, what I would do is, I would seek to obtain a substitute jail order and I would try to have Ms. Maxwell place on Rikers Island...
    New York state Democrats are looking to require New York Police Department (NYPD) officers to have personal liability insurance rather than having the help of city attorneys for civil lawsuits filed against them. The legislation, sponsored by New York state Senate Democrats Alessandra Biaggi, Robert Jackson, Jessica Ramos, and Gustavo Rivera, would require “police officers to maintain liability insurance” and would exclude “police officers from provisions requiring defense and indemnification of state officers and employees.” The goal, Biaggi told the New York Post, is...
    MADISON, Ala. (AP) — Police are investigating allegations that an Alabama prison system employee pulled a gun on another motorist in a fast food drivethru lane. The employee, who hasn’t been publicly identified, works at Limestone Correctional Facility, according to Al.com. A prison system spokeswoman said the employee has been placed on mandatory leave because of the incident, which a police report said happened Friday at a Chick-fil-A drivethru. The prison employee was accused of shouting when a vehicle didnt...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Corrections has returned over 100 inmates from facilities in other states in a move delayed by the coronavirus. Eighty-eight male inmates housed at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, and about 30 female inmates at a county detention center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, have returned to Wyoming, corrections officials announced Monday. We’re glad to have our inmates back in our own facilities,” Corrections Department Director Bob Lampert said in a statement....
    Karen Bass L.A. congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is among finalists being vetted for Joe Biden’s running mate. Even if Kamala Harris gets the nod instead, Gavin Newsom could name Bass to Harris’ Senate seat.               Ralph Diaz California’s state corrections chief faces tough questioning and criticism from state lawmakers after more than 1,200 prisoners at San Quentin prison in Marin County test positive for COVID-19, the largest cluster in...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Few Louisiana prisoners have been released through the furlough program that state officials developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Louisiana Department of Corrections created a review panel in April tasked with considering up to 1,100 state prison inmates for temporary release. The program was meant to reduce the prison population, which would increase opportunities for social distancing and mitigate the spread of coronavirus behind bars. But The Advocate reports the panel reviewed fewer...
    Groped. Sexually assaulted. Ordered to perform sexual favors in exchange for basic needs. Thats how guards at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County treated female inmates, six former inmates testified during a hearing Wednesday in Trenton. The hearing was the fourth held by the Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics, founded in January by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen). The U.S. Justice Department found decades-long sexual abuse at the...
    (CNN)More than a dozen corrections officers will be disciplined in connection with the death of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman held at New Yorks Rikers Island jail, city officials said. Three officers and a captain of the New York City Department of Correction were suspended without pay immediately, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement on Friday. Thirteen other uniformed staff are facing disciplinary action but officials did not discuss their status. The death of Layleen Polanco was an...
    Over 15 New York City Department of Corrections officers will face disciplinary action surrounding the death of a 27-year-old transgender woman who died in solitary confinement at Rikers Island jail last year. Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco died in June, 2019 after being placed in solitary confinement and suffering an epileptic seizure, despite the advice of at least one doctor objecting to her confinement due to her medical history, NBC News reported.  At least three officers and one captain will be suspended from their...
    “Removal fees have been served on the DOC officer concerned in the video clip mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was placed on non-pay position pending a due course of action hearing as aspect of the regular course of action for government unionized workforce,” the NJDOC said. A resource acquainted with the situation tells CNN the officer involved is Joseph DeMarco. The source earlier instructed CNN DeMarco has been employed by NJDOC for at least 18 yrs. There...
    “Removing fees have been served on the DOC officer concerned in the online video mocking the killing of George Floyd. The Officer was put on non-shell out standing pending a due process listening to as part of the regular treatment for authorities unionized staff members,” the NJDOC reported. A source common with the condition tells CNN the officer involved is Joseph DeMarco. The source earlier told CNN DeMarco has been used by NJDOC for at least 18 many years. There...
    (CNN)A New Jersey corrections officer who was suspended for his alleged role in mocking the death of George Floyd and re-enacting it earlier this month faces termination from his job and internal charges from his union.All Lives Matter demonstrators carried out the re-enactment at a Black Lives Matter march in Franklinville, New Jersey, on June 8. It was videotaped by people from both sides of the protest and posted on social media. The footage shows a man lying prone on...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City They haven’t been charged criminally, but 17 members of the city’s Corrections Department will face departmental charges for their roles in the death of Rikers Island inmate Layleen Polanco last June. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that three uniformed officers and a captain were immediately suspended without pay. There were no specifics about the fate of the other 13 individuals....
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey’s Department of Corrections has taken steps to remove an officer seen on video with a group of people apparently mocking George Floyd protesters in Franklin Township. The department said it filed removal proceedings against the officer Thursday. Cellphone video captured a group of men yelling at protesters as they marched in the street earlier this month. One man was seen kneeling on another man’s neck. One of the counter-protesters was later identified as a...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prison inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, state corrections officials said Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Adrian Raymaar Keys, 43, died Tuesday night at a hospital. Keys was an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault and tested positive for COVID-19 along with a number of other men incarcerated at Faribault on June 4. Keys’ condition deteriorated over the weekend and he was hospitalized Monday,...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s Department of Corrections said Thursday it has filed removal proceedings against an officer seen in a video with people mocking George Floyd’s death as protesters pass by. The video from early June shows several men in a yard yelling at protesters who are in the street. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! Credit: Chrissy Sampson One man is seen kneeling on the neck of another man who is lying on the ground....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are looking for a woman accused of escaping from the Renewal Community Corrections Center. The state police say Linsey Williams signed out of the center on Tuesday and when she returned, she was unable to clear the metal detector. Police say she walked out, and a warrant for escape has been issued. On 6/23/20, Linsey Williams signed out of the Renewal Community Corrections Center on a Pass. She returned and was unable to clear...
    TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — A manhunt has been launched for an Oregon inmate who walked away from a highway work crew, the state Department of Corrections said. Brandon Sykes, 35, was in custody at the South Fork Forest Camp in Tillamook before he escaped custody Monday, corrections officials said. Sykes walked away from the crew around 11:30 a.m. while working along Highway 6 in the Coast Range, officials said. Sykes was convicted of several counts of assault and kidnapping in...