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Inmate Found Dead In Essex County, N.J. Jail Cell

Authorities in Essex County, N.J., were investigating the suspicious death this weekend of an inmate at the county jail.

09/01/2013

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Authorities: Inmate Dies After Fight At Nassau County Jail

Sheriff Michael Sposato says the other inmate involved in the jailhouse quarrel could face charges.

01/07/2012

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Days Shaved Off NJ Inmate’s Sentence After Rescue Of Animal Shelter Worker

Inmate Justin Peggs says he feared the pit bull would attack him too as he wrestled it off Kathleen James and held it down.

10/06/2011

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Gov. Cuomo Closing Prisons To Save State Funds

Cuomo’s office says they will close in 60 days, eliminating approximately 3,800 unused prison beds and saving the state $72 million this year and $112 million next year. Remaining inmates will be transferred.

07/01/2011

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Police: Man Captured After Attempting To Break Out Of Riverhead Jail

Authorities said the escape was not planned, but rather Jose Garcia just decided to start climbing the fence surrounding the exercise yard at the Riverhead Long Island Correctional Facility.

04/14/2011

NJ Inmate Convicted Of Strangling Another Inmate

Prosecutors say Bonilla strangled Derrick West Harris of Newark, a 51-year-old barber who’d been brought to the Delaney Hall correctional facility two days earlier in May 2009 for unpaid traffic tickets.

01/27/2011

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Nassau County D.A. Wants Review Of Inmate Suicides

The district attorney wants a review of conditions at Long Island’s Nassau County Jail after four inmate suicides in a year.

01/14/2011

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NJ Inmate Who Killed Himself Had Belt

The Newark Police Department’s Internal Affairs bureau and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Officer have launched investigations into Tyron Benson’s death.

12/03/2010

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Authorities: NJ Inmate Tried To Have Heroin Mailed

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cynthia Scott said 25-year-old Ryan C. Natusch of Atlantic Highlands has been charged with conspiracy to possess heroin.

10/05/2010

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Ex-Corrections Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Rape

A former Nassau County correction officer already accused of raping and sexually abusing female inmates pleaded not guilty to a new round of criminal charges.

09/01/2010