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Departing AZ Prisons Chief Faulted on Failing Locks

Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video of an assault that was broadcast on television, says a new report. Ryan has announced his retirement.

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Fear, Loathing and Prison Romances

Ordinary disciplinary measures for violating prison policy apparently aren’t enough when an inmate develops a relationship with a staff member or volunteer. The women must feel the full weight of the system’s retribution, deterrence, disgust, and racial animus, charges an inmate from Washington State.

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Cops Need to Spend More Time Solving Non-Fatal Gun Cases: Study

Researchers at Duke and Northeastern Universities found a stark gap in clearance rates when comparing fatal and nonfatal gun assaults in Boston.  The reason: the “sustained investigative” effort devoted to homicide cases in the first two days wasn’t matched when there was a surviving victim.

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