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Cuts to Prison Industries Program Could Spell Disaster for Correctional Workers and Inmates

Cuts to Prison Industries Program Could Spell Disaster for Correctional Workers and Inmates Every year, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate work program UNICOR produces millions of dollars worth of made-in-A...

The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ fight against contraband

The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ fight against contraband In his July 6 Federal Insider column, “Report calls for a better prison staff-search policy” [PowerPost], Joe Davidson referenced an outdated investigative report by the Justice Departmen...

Law enforcement fires back at Cotton over 'under-incarceration'

Law enforcement fires back at Cotton over 'under-incarceration' By Seung Min Kim Law enforcement officials are firing back at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for his comments last week that the United States has an “under-incarceration problem.&r...

Shane Fausey: Correctional officers deserving of further protection from job-related dangers

Shane Fausey: Correctional officers deserving of further protection from job-related dangers On Feb. 25, 2013, Nanticoke native Eric Williams was working his scheduled shift at U.S. Penitentiary Canaan, located in Wayne County. While making his rounds just before the 10 p....

Nurses thrust into guard duty at federal prisons

Nurses thrust into guard duty at federal prisons WASHINGTON — Nurses, physical therapists and other senior medical staffers in the Federal Bureau of Prisons have been routinely assigned guard duties and other security-related shifts to fill chronic personnel gaps...

How Poor Pay and Bad Planning Has Led to Diminished Medical Care for Federal Prisoners

How Poor Pay and Bad Planning Has Led to Diminished Medical Care for Federal Prisoners Medical care provided by the government to inmates at federal prisons is suffering due to poor planning and insufficient compensation, according to a new report. The Bureau of Prison...

U.S. Attorney’s Office: No plea deal for Con-ui

U.S. Attorney’s Office: No plea deal for Con-ui WILKES-BARRE — Drug dealing gang assassin Jessie Con-ui is willing to plead guilty to murdering a correctional officer if prosecutors will take the death penalty off the table, according to a documen...

Family of slain Atwater correctional officer critical of convictions

Family of slain Atwater correctional officer critical of convictions The family of slain Atwater correctional Officer Jose Rivera on Wednesday criticized the plea bargain that allows the men who pleaded guilty to his murder to avoid the death penalty. Rivera, 22, was s...

Too many inmates, too few correctional officers: A lethal recipe in federal prisons

Too many inmates, too few correctional officers: A lethal recipe in federal prisons People who work in cafeterias might expect complaints about the chili, but not conflicts with knife-toting convicts. Yet, if you sling grits and chicken in a U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP...

Life sentence is no deterrent to prison lifers

Life sentence is no deterrent to prison lifers Seven years ago, Joseph Cabrera Sablan murdered correctional Officer Jose Rivera in cold blood at the federal prison in Atwater. While fellow inmate James Guerrero pinned Rivera to the ground, Sablan climbed on top of the 22-y...

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USP Canaan, May 30, 2016 At 7:15 p.m., an inmate became combative with staff in the Lieutenant's office. An assistance call was made and the...
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USP Canaan, May 27, 2016 At 9:28 a.m., staff called for assistance for two inmates fighting in a housing unit. Responding staff subdued the inmates...
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USP Canaan, May 21, 2016 At 8:40 a.m., staff called for assistance for two inmates fighting in a SHU cell. Responding staff separated the inmates...
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USP Canaan, May 18, 2016 At 11:02 a.m., staff called for assistance for a two on one inmate fight in the dining hall. Responding staff subdued the...