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The Inmates Could've Escaped. Instead They Called 911

Georgia work crew applauded for assisting unconscious officer

(Newser) - As a Georgia correctional officer lay unconscious on the ground, six inmates surrounded him. Then one reached toward the officer's belt and grabbed, not his gun, but his cellphone. As the inmate called 911, the others removed the officer's bulletproof vest so they could perform CPR. "It... More »

Clue in Colorado DOC Chief Murder: 'Boxy' Car

Police still have no suspects, motive

(Newser) - Colorado is reeling in the fatal shooting of corrections head Tom Clements, and police are scrambling to come up with either suspect or motive. Fearing additional attacks, the state is ramping up security measures for Gov. John Hickenlooper, lawmakers, and other officials, the Denver Post reports. Police aren't sure... More »

Prison Guard Who Feared Working Alone Found Dead

Jayme Biendl raised concern about safety in prison chapel before incident

(Newser) - A Washington prison guard who warned it was dangerous having only one officer stationed in the prison chapel was strangled there on Saturday, reports AP . Authorities suspect she was killed by a 52-year-old inmate serving a life sentence without parole for first-degree rape and kidnapping, having violated the state's "... More »

Calif. Guards Vow to Recall Governator

Salary cut to minimum wage sparked rage of powerful union

(Newser) - A union of angry California peace officers vowed today to recall Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Sacramento Bee reports. The guards have struggled with the Governator over pay and prison policies, and lost patience this summer when he cut salaries to minimum wage. “It's gone beyond professional,” union spokesman... More »

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