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2012-03-12 10:34:00

Council of Prison Locals says federal prisons safer, more cost-effective than private counterparts WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today denounced a privatization plan by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) that would weaken prison security, jeopardize community safety and encourage states to take on additional debt. CCA Chief Corrections Officer and...

2012-02-08 12:00:00

County Board Says Closing Would Harm Officers, Taxpayers, Female Inmates' Chances at Reform TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Teamsters Local 2011: Local correctional officers hailed the Hillsborough County Board for unanimously passing a resolution today asking that the Hillsborough Correctional Institution remain open. The unique, faith-based women's facility has one of the lowest rates of recidivism in the nation and enjoys strong...

2012-01-25 12:41:00

Analysis of Impact on County, Municipalities, FRS, Is Needed TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Florida correctional officers asked lawmakers to conduct a thorough, nonpartisan cost-benefit analysis of the proposal to turn public prisons over to for-profit corporations. Officers traveled to Tallahassee for the third consecutive day to testify against a privatization proposal for Southern Florida that's being rushed through the legislature. (Logo:...

2012-01-18 13:32:00

Workers Come To Statehouse To Protest Closures, Privatization TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Correctional officers and other prison workers today said proposals to privatize and close Florida corrections facilities will throw thousands of people out of work and endanger local communities. A dozen correctional officers converged on the Statehouse today to urge lawmakers to reject the plan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO)...

2010-03-16 07:00:00

METUCHEN, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, today announced the company has successfully field-tested the Bloodhound cell phone detector at one of the top ten largest county correctional facilities in the nation. The Bloodhound is a hand-held, wireless cell phone detector that does not employ the...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

Citing Urgent Need for Reform, Bipartisan Panel Sends U.S. Attorney General "Zero-Tolerance" Standards for Federal, State and Local Institutions WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling sexual abuse of people in government custody "totally incompatible with American values," a bipartisan federal commission today issued a landmark report on sexual abuse in U.S. correctional and detention facilities and proposed the first comprehensive blueprint to prevent abuse. Congress...

2008-09-01 03:00:18

By Williams, Walt CHARLESTON - Saying they need find ways to recruit new people, the directors of the West Virginia's three incarceration systems are asking state lawmakers to study creating a new retirement system for correctional officers. Correctional officers currently are in the state's Public Employees Retirement System, which allows most employees to retire with full benefits at age 60 if they have 5 or more years of contributing service, although they can retire earlier under...

2008-07-05 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer BAKER - Two private correctional officers were hospitalized Friday after a fracas at the correctional facility here triggered by unruly inmates, officials said. About 1 p.m., a correctional officer attempted to handcuff an inmate who was being disruptive. The inmate resisted, and several other inmates came to his aid, resulting in a scuffle between the inmates and at least two correctional officers, said Charles Seigel, spokesman for Cornell...

2007-08-29 03:19:23

By Lough, Jonathan Wald, Elise; Byrne, Kenneth; Walker, Gordon Correctional work is a highly stressful occupation that can impact the health of correctional officers (Casey, Dollard and Winefield, 2001). Health has a direct connection to the use of sick leave and stress claims, both of which are costly and can have a significant impact on the efficiency of an institution and the safety of officers and inmates. Hiring the right staff is crucial, as the cost of hiring the wrong person...

2006-05-02 00:22:37

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A female corrections officer was being held hostage by a male inmate late Monday inside a medium-security unit at a state prison in southern Arizona, a prison official said. Negotiations aimed at freeing the officer have been on-going since the unidentified inmate took her hostage at about 4:30 p.m. local time at the Santa Rita Unit, one of 10 units at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson, said Bart Graves, a prison spokesman. The complex is about 10...