Union sues to keep drug sniffing dogs from guards
The New York Daily News claimed that “An investigator posing as a correction officer was able to smuggle contraband into Rikers six out of six times with minimal resistance, the Department of Investigation announced late last year.” Drug sniffing dogs could stop that.
Rikers is a jail near New York City. The guard’s union is suing to prevent drug-sniffing dogs from sniffing the guards.
These police dogs were trained to help reduce drug use in America. It will be interesting to watch this court case.
It seems to me that the guards want the right to sneak drugs to the inmates. Doesn’t that sound rather sick to you?
Read the full story on the New York Daily News website.
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Former Rikers prison guard confesses
Former Rikers prison guard wrote a book about the corruption among Rikers prison guards. In it he explained all including the contraband he smuggled into the prison. He is interviewed on the YouTube video below.
Drug sniffing dogs sniff out a shrimp container
$12 million worth of cocaine was stuffed inside a shipping container. The stuffed-shrimp scheme was revealed thanks to the hard-working noses of drug sniffing dogs. Federal agents confiscated the shrimp but had the container delivered to its real destination, a warehouse in Brooklyn,… Read more in the Consumerist website.
Drug sniffing dogs can’t prolong traffic jams
The American justice system is reinvigorating protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures”. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday police can’t prolong a routine traffic stop to allow a drug sniffing dog to search the vehicle unless they have a reasonable suspicion of uncovering contraband. … Read more in the Wall Street Journal.
Why may a prison guard be corrupt?
Poor pay and low hiring standards in America’s prisons make guards more susceptible to corruption than others in the justice system, experts have told Business Insider. America’s correction officers do tough and dangerous. … Read more in the Business Insider website.
Gladiator-style prison contest?
Two handcuffed inmates started fighting in a Nevada prison. One ended up dead from several shotgun blasts.
Now attorneys for both inmates are accusing prison guards of instigating the fight to set up a gladiator-style contest and then trying to cover it up by blaming the surviving prisoner. Prison officials have been slow to release … . Read more on the Nevada State Personnel Watch website.
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