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Fla. Senate seeks to shrink corrections system

Fla. Senate seeks to shrink corrections system

By Ana CeballosThe Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida lawmakers start piecing together a state budget, Senate Republican leaders appear to be going against the state’s top prison official’s wishes in a budget battle that could shutter four...
Inmates killed 2 Iowa prison staff in escape attempt

Inmates killed 2 Iowa prison staff in escape attempt

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Inmates used hammers to attack prison staff members during a failed attempt to escape an Iowa prison, killing a nurse and correctional officer, kidnapping a third employee and severely injuring an inmate who...
CO, nurse dead after inmate attack at Iowa prison

CO, nurse dead after inmate attack at Iowa prison

By Ryan J. Foley Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — A nurse and a correctional officer at a high-security prison in eastern Iowa died Tuesday after an inmate attacked multiple staff members and other inmates, state officials said. The attack happened at around...
How corrections leaders can better connect with officers

How corrections leaders can better connect with officers

There is and will always be a real and/or perceived disconnect between administrators and line officers in corrections. I refer to it as the “chasm between carpet and concrete.” Few administrators fully appreciate the depth and breadth of this chasm between those...