(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department has tapped Colette Peters, who serves as the director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, to lead the federal Bureau of Prisons, according to a statement released by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Peters has been in her current role since... Read More.
Clearfield – The Clearfield County Commissioners talked about ongoing labor issues and recent staffing shortages following their regular meeting Tuesday. The Clearfield County Jail had a lockdown on June 16th and 17th due to a high number of corrections officers calling off sick, and then... Read More.
(MISHAWAKA, Ind.) -- A young Indiana corrections officer who hoped to become a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting, authorities said. St. Joseph County correctional officer Rhema Harris was killed around 6 p.m. Sunday "in yet another senseless act of violence," St.... Read More.
Pine Creek Twp. – A Jefferson County Jail inmate is facing felony charges of aggravated harassment for spitting on a corrections officer. State Police say 30-year-old Matthew Nelson allegedly spat at the officer who was taking a meal to Nelson’s cell. Nelson claims he was angry... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Florence, Alabama, murder suspect Casey White has been interviewed extensively since he was apprehended in Indiana on Monday, ending an 11-day, multistate manhunt, and is cooperating with the investigation, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding told ABC News. After escaped inmate Casey White,... Read More.
(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) -- Florence, Alabama, jail employee Vicky White has died Monday after she was apprehended along with murder suspect Casey White in Evansville, Indiana, which ended a 10-day manhunt, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroners Office. After Inmate Casey White, 38, and Lauderdale County... Read More.
(FLORENCE, Ala.) -- The car linked to escaped Florence, Alabama, inmate Casey White and jail employee Vicky White was ditched in Williamson County, Tennessee, just hours after the jail break, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities first spotted the car around 3 p.m. CT on... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Missing Florence, Alabama, jail employee Vicky White withdrew approximately $90,000 in cash from multiple banks before allegedly fleeing with an inmate suspected of murder, officials said. Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly told ABC News the banks were local to the Lauderdale... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Authorities now believe that an Alabama corrections officer "willingly" participated in the escape of a capital murder suspect, according to the local sheriff in charge of the investigation. "The pieces of the puzzle just came together," Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton told... Read More.
(FLORENCE, Ala.) -- The corrections officer and escaped murder suspect who have been missing for days had "a special relationship," the local sheriff confirmed. Inmate Casey White and Lauderdale County Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White -- who are not related -- went missing from... Read More.