Jul 24 FCC lowers cost of calls for inmates
The new rules cap the costs of phone calls and video calls in prisons, allowing easier access for people in custody to contact people on the outside
Jul 23 Texas detention deputy, 20, killed in crash with wrong-way driver
Deputy Meredith Portillo joined the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in 2023 and worked at the jail; she was off-duty at the time of the crash and only five minutes from home
Jul 23 Mass. corrections officer ‘knocked unconscious’ after being exposed...
The union urged the Massachusetts DOC to conduct regular shakedowns, cell and block searches and use K-9 units to eliminate deadly substances and chemicals
Jul 23 Wash. county to close jail after $2.5M settlement with family of ma...
A lawsuit filed by the man's family claims that, contrary to policy, the Garfield County courthouse jail is monitored by dispatchers instead of COs, violating state law
Jul 22 Texas Department of Criminal Justice selects LINEV Systems US to su...
The scanners will be used for checkpoint security screening at correctional facilities across Texas
Jul 22 Staff at 2 N.Y. prisons scheduled to close to be offered positions ...
The closure process for Great Meadow Correctional and Sullivan Correctional begins immediately with both facilities officially closing by November 6
Jul 22 Man sentenced after helping 2 inmates escape Pa. prison while in cu...
The man, who was in custody for a fatal brawl, was convicted of aiding two inmates' escape by cutting a fence hole at the Philadelphia Industrial Correction Center in 2023
Jul 21 Mobile classroom to visit N.M. prisons, teaching inmates life skill...
A semi-truck trailer has been retrofitted into a mobile workshop where prisoners can get trained in technical careers and skilled trades using hands-on simulators
Jul 20 Can chess games and toilet paper change prison culture? Inside San ...
The changes are modeled after prison operations in Norway, where incarceration is considered less a tool for punishment than an opportunity for rehabilitation
Jul 19 Idaho inmate who escaped during attack on COs at hospital gets life...
Idaho DOC officers were preparing to transport the inmate from a Boise hospital back to prison when the inmate's accomplice outside the hospital began shooting
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