Trump administration cutbacks have left some prisons short on correctional officers, requiring other workers to step in.
Source: New York Times
Todd Entrekin of Etowah County personally profited off hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to buy food for inmates. That was legal — but it didn’t seem to sit well with voters.
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In Alabama, it’s possible for sheriffs to personally profit from jail meals. But Sheriff Todd Entrekin came under fire recently for the amount of money he made doing so.
Source: USA Today
After learning to code from nonprofit The Last Mile, four inmates built JOLT, a search engine to help further their studies.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan.
Source: Yahoo! News
CARACAS (Reuters) – Inmates at a crowded Caracas detention center revolted on Wednesday, with jailed opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and a Mormon missionary from Utah begging for freedom and medical attention in postings on social media.
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Amid a severe shortage of psychiatric beds and community-based treatment throughout the state and nation, county jails have become repositories for people in the throes of acute mental health crises.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has provided the White House updated guidance on criteria for transferring any new individuals to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
A prisoner at Manila City Jail, one of the world’s most overcrowded ones, describes what life is like there.
Source: BBC News