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...
The Latest: 2nd escaped Maui jail inmate found, arrested
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.
Indiana court revises sentence of drug recovery home founder
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.
1 of 2 escaped inmates recaptured in southwest Ohio
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.
Police relocate escaped inmate
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.
Sheriff: Inmate from corrections center escapes
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.
N. Indiana couple sentenced in hit-and-run that killed 3
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.
Former Big island inmate files lawsuit over late release
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.
Hawaii moves forward with plan to move crowded Oahu jail
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.
Gaffe by jail prompts new restriction on inmate releases
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.
Driver in deadly school bus crash out of jail on bond
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.
Prison director calls 50 bunk beds for 100 prisoners ‘flawless’ project
It's a dormitory room with a view, and 50 bunk beds for 100 prisoners.
Not much privacy -- as you can imagine -- but these inmates are not here to settle in. They are here for a place to sleep, and maybe an evening card game or to watch a Monday night football game after work. Their focus is on the world outside prison.
"There's a lot of quiet here, more respect," said inmate Jose Gonzalez, whose projected release date is in November.
Nebraska adds new housing unit for work-release prisoners
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.
Man shot by officer is sentenced to community corrections
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.
JUDGMENTS Civil Receivables Management Partners LLC v. Michael Adcock, plaintiff to take $2,529.98 plus court costs. Carol and John Rogers v. Christopher Schirmer, plaintiff to take $2,664 plus interest and court costs. Criminal Jacqueline Kay Jones sentenced to 18 months and 212 days in jail, all except 212 days time served suspended to community corrections, and ordered to pay restitution totaling $1,070 and fines and fees totaling $985 plus perform 40 hours of community services during...
Prisoner missing since Aug. 10 captured in eastern Indiana
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.
Crews work to restore county jail
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.
The Coalition for Teens and Young Adults invited a speaker "working on the front lines" for its Thursday night meeting. Community Corrections Director Amber Finnegan led an hour-long presentation as part of the group's efforts to learn more about the agencies and services related to criminal justice and substance abuse. Finnegan, who attended the last Coalition meeting, said she returned to expand on Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde's presentation on evidence-based decision making. Finnegan,...
The Latest: Visitor attempted to pass drugs to Capobianco
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.
Oregon inmate who cut off GPS monitor found in Minnesota
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 caretaker to repay money taken from elderly patient
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.
11 possible sites for new Oahu Community Correctional Center
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.
Two Madison residents face multiple felony drug charges following a community corrections compliance check where methamphetamine was found in a home earlier this week. Richard Kyle Lock, 36, faces Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance. Prosecutors filed the charges Friday morning in Jefferson Circuit Court. Samantha Ann Jones, 29, faces Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a...
With an initial goal of keeping 25 inmates from returning to the Saline County Jail, five local agencies are working together on a plan to reduce inmate recidivism.
A key to the program is a grant of nearly $50,000 from the MacArther Foundation, which Saline County commissioners unanimously agreed to apply for at their regular meeting Tuesday.
Trial starts in lawsuit alleging female inmates mistreated
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.
Allen County Community Corrections is expanding its GPS monitoring system and saving the county money at the same time, county commissioners heard at their meeting today.
Jeff Stevens, the agency's senior finance manager, said the department is expanding the number of units by up to 250 -- but has negotiated a new leasing arrangement with improved terms.
Instead of the units costing $3 a day with an 88-cent activity monitoring fee, the cost will be $2 a day with a...
• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on Salina’s homeless.
Central Kansas Mental Health Center employs case workers who visit Salina Rescue Mission, Ashby House and the Domestic Violence Center of Central Kansas to work with homeless people.
Catholic Charities, Community Corrections and other agencies also have developed special programs to help a growing population of homeless people, many of whom also suffer from mental...