HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections should collect and analyze more data to compare the effectiveness of state and private prisons, to more efficiently place and transfer...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prison guard charged with smuggling meth and other contraband into Oahu Community Correctional Center will be released on bond, a federal judge said Wednesday....
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police arrested at a Lincoln restaurant an inmate who had walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, authorities said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third inmate in the community corrections center in Omaha has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said the inmate went...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second inmate at a state work-release center in Omaha has tested positive for COVID-19, Nebraska prison officials said Friday.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has significantly reduced its inmate population in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But officials were not immediately available to provide a list of inmates who...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An inmate assigned to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln died Monday at a Lincoln hospital, state officials said.
Bao Nguyen was on a 48-hour furlough to the home...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Councilhas approved a plan to relocate the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
The council unanimously approved a permit to move the facility from Kalihi to...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s severe prison overcrowding is only going to get worse over the next few years if state officials don’t take more aggressive steps to address the problem, a key...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The hunt is on for an inmate who walked away from a low-level corrections center where he was serving up to 10 years for weapons and assault counts — including assault on a...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An inmate who'd been given permission to leave the state's Community Corrections Center-Lincoln so he could find a job has not returned, prison officials said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker concerned about overcrowding in Nebraska prisons plans to propose building a new 300-bed work release facility in Omaha.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island’s only jail is expected to add a $12.8 million medium-security building amid concerns about overcrowding, Hawaii state officials said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Two former correctional officers have been charged with sexually assaulting inmates at a prison for women in Hawaii.
One indictment accuses defendant Gauta Vaa of assaulting...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado prison alternatives board has revoked an early release decision to a woman serving 20 years in prison in the death of a tow truck driver dragged by her...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former police chief who retired earlier this year is returning to law enforcement to lead a Delaware corrections agency.
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A state prisoner reported missing from a community facility in Lincoln has been found in an Omaha suburb.
The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says Bellevue...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials say an inmate who hopped out of his second-floor window at the Cumberland County Community Corrections Center is back in custody.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former client has sued a Montana community corrections company and a former addictions counselor, claiming the counselor got her to obtain drugs that they used...
DENVER (AP) — Denver city officials plan to pursue short-term contracts with two private prison corporations while looking for alternatives to corrections services that unexpectedly...
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county is shutting down its work-release programs for prisoners because of money problems.
The Daily Mountain Eagle of Jasper reports that a local community...
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a pretrial services coordinator in northeastern Indiana has been accidentally shot and wounded during a training exercise.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former state Department of Health Services worker to three months at a community correctional facility for stealing food...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii jail where a riot broke out in March is operating with less than half the normal number of corrections officers, officials said.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An inmate who recently escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center said prison guards were sleeping when he and another inmate kicked in a door and ran...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on two inmates who escaped from a Maui jail (all times local):
An inmate who escaped from a Hawaii jail has been found.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's high court has revised the drug-related sentence of a woman who started a drug recovery home for women.
An Orange County judge sentenced Lisa Livingston in March to 30 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to drug-dealing and other charges stemming from a 2013 arrest.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say a tip about a suspicious person led to the capture of one of the two inmates who escaped from the Community Correctional Center in Warren County.
The men were reported missing early Friday from the facility in Lebanon, about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton. Both were serving time on drug charges.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they have recaptured an inmate at a community corrections center in Ohio who escaped from a vehicle during a medical transport.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Robert Moman was located Monday evening. He is currently in the Warren County Jail.
Authorities say Moman was on his way back to the corrections center in Turtlecreek Township from a hospital in Middletown when he escaped from the vehicle at a traffic light earlier in the day.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a community corrections center in Ohio has escaped from a vehicle that was transporting him back to the facility after hospital treatment.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office's statement says a corrections center employee was taking 33-year-old Robert Moman back to the facility in Turtlecreek Township from a hospital in Middletown when Moman escaped the vehicle at a traffic light. The escape occurred Monday, shortly after midnight.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana couple has been sentenced in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and a man.
An Elkhart County judge sentenced 43-year-old Leonard Grosswiler on Wednesday to 15 years, with 10 years to be served in prison and the rest in community corrections and probation.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A former inmate of a state correctional facility on the Big Island is suing the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, claiming he was locked up for 20 days beyond his scheduled release date.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are planning to relocate an overcrowded and deteriorating jail on Oahu next to the state prison in Honolulu.
Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday the plans to rebuild the Oahu Community Correctional Center on a new site after he and the state Office of Environmental Quality Control accepted the environmental review for the project.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A recent blunder that resulted in an accused murderer being erroneously released has prompted a new restriction for Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate releases.
HONOLULU (AP) — State sheriffs have arrested an Oahu Community Correctional Center detainee who was mistakenly released.
The Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Winston Kailimai was mistakenly released Wednesday instead of being transferred to the state hospital.
He was sentenced Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge and released on probation, but was supposed to have been sent to the hospital after being found unfit to stand trial in a separate assault case.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The driver in a school bus crash that killed six elementary school children has made his bond and is out of jail while his case proceeds.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman J. Matt Lea says 25-year-old Johnthony Walker has been released to the county community corrections program, which offers an alternative to incarceration.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system has completed a new 100-bed housing unit for work-release inmates with time and money to spare, and the department is on pace to meet a 2020 deadline to reduce overcrowding, the state corrections director said Thursday.
The Department of Correctional Services unveiled the new unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man who was shot by a police officer in northern Colorado while he was holding a pellet gun has been sentenced to three years in a community corrections program.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports https://goo.gl/VKXsF9 Austin Snodgrass struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Thursday to felony menacing.
LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say a northern Indiana man at large since not returning to a community corrections program last month has been captured in eastern Indiana.
They say 58-year-old Vonny Dean Craw, formerly of Logansport, was apprehended about 6 p.m. Tuesday at a motel in Liberty and lodged in the Union County Jail.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Corrections has approved a new plan on where to send some parole and probation violators under a law passed this year.
The proposal was pushed through Monday by board chairman Benny Magness, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/2tiBvFw ). He said it was developed with input from the Arkansas Community Correction and the Department of Corrections.
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — The Randolph County Jail, which has only temporarily held inmates awaiting court hearings for the last 12 years, is undergoing the beginning stage of a potential multi-year project to remodel the facility.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department is shuffling its administrative staff after a prison warden was summoned for a deployment with the Army National Guard.
Nebraska State Penitentiary Warden Rich Cruickshank will go on a one-year deployment. Corrections Director Scott Frakes announced Friday that Robert Madsen, the warden of the Community Corrections Center — Lincoln, will take over Cruickshank's position.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the contraband arrest of a Maui inmate recently convicted of murder in the death of his missing pregnant ex-girlfriend(all times local):
Police say a woman visiting a Maui inmate convicted in a high-profile murder case tried to pass him drugs.
Police didn't elaborate Tuesday on the contraband described as suspected illegal narcotics that the Maui woman tried to pass to Steven Capobianco at Maui Community Correctional Center.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon inmate wanted after he cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet and didn't return to a community corrections center has been arrested in Minnesota.
The Washington County Sherriff's Office in Oregon says 30-year-old Aaron Emery was arrested Friday while working at a local Subway restaurant in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A Florence caretaker who used the debit card of an 81-year-old man for a shopping spree has been sentenced to repay about $7,500 and spend 60 months on community corrections.
Al.com (http://bit.ly/2k4JZHY ) reports 41-year-old Edith Ann Chaney pleaded guilty to first-degree financial exploitation of the elderly.
HONOLULU (AP) — There are 11 possible sites for rebuilding what is now Hawaii's most crowded jail.
The state Department of Public Safety on Monday announced officials are eyeing sites in Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa, Mililani and Waiawa.
Officials say Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to be rebuilt because it is old and obsolete.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former psychiatric social worker at Kauai Community Correctional Center was forced out of her job for trying to protect female inmates from a warden who allegedly subjected them to sexual humiliation and discrimination, her attorney told jurors at the start of trial in her lawsuit Tuesday.