Beloved East Texas correctional officer dies from COVID-19

RUSK, Texas — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is grieving the loss of an East Texas employee to COVID-19. According to the TDCJ, Connell Foreman, 59, a Correctional Officer V at the Skyview Unit in Rusk, died Saturday. The TDCJ reports Officer Foreman was tested on Aug. 30, at...
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Correctional Employees Convicted On Theft Charges Of Over $400,000

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Prosecutor announced that Kimberly Brown, a former Correctional Officer, pleaded guilty on September 23 on charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Officer. Brown was formerly assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center (MTC) in Baltimore. Shantil Carter, a former Fiscal Technician assigned to MTC, plead guilty the same day to charges of Conspiracy to Commit Theft and Bribery. Six other former Correctional Officers have been convicted of similar charges in the last five months. In their pleas, both women acknowledged that they were adding extra hours to their timesheets that they did not work during their time as...
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Washington County correctional officer receives state award

John Roberto, a correctional officer in the Washington County Jail, received the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Correctional Officer of Year Award at the 39th Jail Administrator’s Conference earlier this month. Roberto has been a Correctional Officer with Washington County’s Jail Division for 22 years. Roberto has received Life-Saving awards, Letters of...
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$1K bonus available to public safety employees across Georgia

ATLANTA — Public safety employees across the state will receive a $1,000 bonus, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. Local public safety agencies can begin entering requests for the funding on behalf of employees through the Office of Planning and Budget GeorgiaGrants portal beginning Oct. 1. “Our law-enforcement officers have been...

What Happened To John Bennett On Orange Is The New Black?

John Bennett is a central character on the first two seasons of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black." Based on Piper Kerman's memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," the series aired for seven seasons (2013-2019) on the streaming service. The series chronicles...

Georgia inmate convicted of murdering 2 Georgia guards

EATONTON, Ga. - A Georgia inmate has been found guilty of murder in the slayings of two prison guards shot during a bloody escape in 2017. The Putnam County jury convicted Donnie Rowe on Thursday afternoon during the fourth day of his trial. Now jurors must decide whether to sentence...
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Clallam Bay Corrections cases among inmates, staff

Clallam Bay Corrections Center is experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19. Confirmed cases have climbed at the facility, which houses about 858 offenders, since the end of August, according to state Department of Corrections data on its COVID-19 dashboard at As of Friday, the prison had 134 cases, according...

Valley State Prison California on Track to Becoming U.S. First Fully Trauma-Informed Prison with Compassion Prison Project

Valley State Prison California on Track to Becoming U.S. First Fully Trauma-Informed Prison. LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire – National News/ — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison. Statistically, those involved in the prison system have some of the highest number of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in society.
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Lacy Jai Mason, age 36 of Gatesville, passed away on Friday September 17, 2021 in Gatesville surrounded by family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 at Restland Cemetery. There is no set time for visitation. Lacy was born November 24, 1984 in...

Craig Allen Tatro

Craig Allen Tatro, 63, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at St. Josephs Hospital in Savannah, Ga.  He was the son of Bill Leon Tatro and Mary Elizabeth Gardner Wold. He began his career as a Sharpshooter with the United States Army. He was also a Correctional Officer. He loved hunting and fishing. Craig loved spending time with his family and friends, but his grandchildren were his life. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and NASCAR fan of Dale Earnhart, Jr. and Chase Elliott. He was a member of the Sunlight Primitive Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father and his sister, Patti Tatro.