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Sara Mayeux

Friday Roundup

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Around the States

  • California: Santa Barbara County approves $3.2 million for two new day reporting centers for parolees, to be run by a private company, Community Solutions, Inc.
  • Colorado: Boulder jail limits inmates’ outgoing mail to postcards only in response to incident with inmates jailed for sex offenses sending letters to children.
  • New Jersey: Officials held liable for widespread prisoner abuse during 1997 lockdown.
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County settles prisoner lawsuits; will pay $7,500 to each of 37 inmates infected with MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant staph infection) while incarcerated.
  • South Carolina: New $100 million jail wing opens in Charleston County, replacing “a 1960s relic” where inmates slept on the floor, and expanding the jail’s capacity to 3,000 inmates (the state’s largest).

Written by sara

April 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

Posted in Friday Roundups

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