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Freed Minnesota man tells students at alma mater that knowledge is power

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — While a student at Woodbury High School, Shezanne “Shez” Cassim was bright but considered himself somewhat of a slacker. 

However, when the 29-year-old Woodbury resident found himself locked in a maximum security prison in th…continue reading on dglobe.com

Man who pleaded guilty in major Moorhead pot bust is arrested again

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Dilworth man sentenced to one month and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty in what police said was Moorhead’s biggest one-time pot bust has been arrested again.
Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said police arrested Lawren…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man who pleaded guilty in major Moorhead pot bust is arrested again

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Dilworth man sentenced to one month and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty in what police said was Moorhead’s biggest one-time pot bust has been arrested again.
Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said police arrested Lawren…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Search for jail administrator continues

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Of the 14 applicants for the open jail administrator position at the Stutsman County Correctional Center, about seven are viable, the Stutsman County Commission learned Tuesday.
“The intent is to interview five,” said Casey Bradley, county audit…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Dutton pleads guilty to reduced charges in Leith terrorizing case

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – One of two men accused of terrorizing residents of the small North Dakota town of Leith pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges in a plea agreement that calls for him to testify in the case against the white supremacist who invited him …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dutton pleads guilty to reduced charges in Leith terrorizing case

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – One of two men accused of terrorizing residents of the small North Dakota town of Leith pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges in a plea agreement that calls for him to testify in the case against the white supremacist who invited him …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jail staff expansion banks on more federal inmates

August 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Sheriff Paul Laney has found an unexpected solution to the staff shortage at the Cass County Jail: accept more inmates. Laney is asking for 13 new positions at the jail in his 2014 budget request as the facility prepares to quadruple the number of beds reserved for federal prisoners. Continue Reading

Cass County jailer resigns after pepper spraying incident

August 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The senior sergeant at the Cass County Jail recently resigned after an internal investigation found he used excessive force when he pepper-sprayed an inmate in the hand and face while the inmate was strapped to a restraint chair. Continue Reading

Minnehaha County agrees to new jail contracts

June 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Minnehaha County Commission has adopted a contract for about 200 jail employees and patrol deputies.
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Has our youth gone mild? Incarcerations rates at historic low

May 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The number of minors locked up in the nation’s correctional facilities is lower now than it has been in 35 years. Since 1975, juvenile incarceration rates have fluctuated, hitting a high in 1995 of 107,637. The total plummeted to 70,792 in 2010. A similar trend was observed in Douglas County with a higher number cited in 1997, 532, than in more recent years. Continue Reading