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September 3, 2016
Shooter wounds two in California jail, suspect held
Two Fresno County, California, sheriff's employees were wounded in a shooting at the county jail on Saturday, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said.The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the shooting took place in the jail's main lobby. The two wounded people were taken to...
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September 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
July 29, 2016
Muslim inmates sue Cass County Jail, claim they were fed pork
FARGO — Four Muslim inmates have sued the Cass County Jail and several of its jailers, claiming they secretly were fed pork, according to a complaint filed in federal court. Jail officials declared its meals were porkfree in November 2015, according to the complaint, but continued...
July 29, 2016 - 6:31am
July 3, 2016
'The wrongness of it': Drug rehab lacking in local jails, where it's needed
MOORHEAD, Minn. —After hours of heavy boozing, Shane Curtis was struggling to steady himself outside Anchorage Recovery, a drug rehab center in downtown Moorhead. It was 1 a.m. on a Friday, and Curtis had come looking for a bed at the center where, he says, he hoped to get treatment...
July 3, 2016 - 11:21am
Inmate back in jail after escape
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- An inmate who escaped last month from Lake Region Law Enforcement Center has been captured. Kenneth Eagleman, 29, was arrested Sunday afternoon without incident at a Devils Lake residence, Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson said. Eagleman escaped April 22 by...
May 3, 2016 - 9:57am
April 13, 2016
'Affluenza' Texas teen sentenced to about two years in jail
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas county judge sentenced the so-called "affluenza" teen on Wednesday to serve four consecutive 180-day terms in jail...
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April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
March 14, 2016
Prisoner releases will not be all profit
The mushrooming cost of keeping North Dakota wrongdoers in confinement has led to the creation of a 16-person study committee to consider methods of reducing the prison population. A number of states have claimed substantial savings by releasing prisoners into a probation and parole...
March 14, 2016 - 6:49am
March 7, 2016
Two San Francisco deputies plead not guilty in alleged 'Fight Club' jail incident
SAN FRANCISCO - Two of the three San Francisco sheriff's deputies charged with arranging "Fight Club" duels between jail inmates pleaded not guilty on Monday, officials said. Deputy Eugene Jones and ex-Deputy Scott Neu, who faced the most serious charges, entered not guilty pleas...
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March 7, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 5, 2016
Shooting incident results in jailer being placed on leave
BEULAH, N.D.—A Mercer County Sheriff's Department jail employee is on administrative leave during an investigation into a "shots fired" incident last weekend at the Dakota Farms Inn in Beulah. Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen said Michael Peterson, a four-year employee...
March 5, 2016 - 6:41am
December 16, 2015
County approves new jail position
The Stutsman County Commission approved adding a full-time position to the Stutsman County Correctional Center staff on Tuesday. The new position will be a sergeant position who will be in charge of different programs offered at the correctional center. Chad Jackson, county jail...
December 16, 2015 - 7:20am
December 12, 2015
Texas grand jury hears evidence in case of woman found dead in jail
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas grand jury convened on Friday to decide whether anyone should be criminally charged over the death of a woman who died by hanging in an apparent suicide three days after being jailed for a traffic stop this summer. The proceedings were held behind closed doors...
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December 12, 2015 - 2:00am
December 11, 2015
State Penitentiary on lockdown after assault
BISMARCK — The North Dakota State Penitentiary remained on lockdown here late Thursday afternoon after an inmate assaulted another inmate Wednesday, resulting in a non-life-threatening injury, a spokeswoman said. The assault occurred about 6:40 p.m., said Michelle Linster, public...
December 11, 2015 - 6:57am
December 10, 2015
Ex-boyfriend of missing Bemidji woman is in jail
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Police believe Rose Downwind met with foul play. Now her ex-boyfriend is behind bars on domestic abuse charges from October in a case involving Downwind and is being questioned further about possible involvement in her disappearance. For nearly two months the big...
December 10, 2015 - 10:14am
August 18, 2015
Actor Emile Hirsch gets 15 days jail for festival assault
Park City, Utah -- Actor Emile Hirsch will serve 15 days in jail after the "Into the Wild" star pleaded guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge for putting a female movie executive in a headlock during a film festival. Hirsch had initially faced a felony count of aggravated...
August 18, 2015 - 5:00am
July 22, 2015
Jail expansion study
A Stutsman County/Jamestown committee approved Tuesday searching for a consultant to look at whether an addition to the county jail is feasible. The consultant would determine the probable costs of an addition to the existing Stutsman County Correctional Center, said committee member...
July 22, 2015 - 7:16am
June 17, 2015
Central N.D. inmates to be housed in Grand Forks jail
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County Correctional Center will house inmates from a jail for Burleigh and Morton counties while it’s under construction Correctional Center Director Bret Burkholder said the project is slated to last about three years and inmates will need housing...
June 17, 2015 - 8:10am