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
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
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.
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
April 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic
A do-it-yourself project turned into a bad day at work for a Davison County jailer Monday.
March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Earlier this week while watching my 10-month-old son playing with his toys on our living room floor, I tried to imagine what life would be like if he were suddenly gone. I imagined waking up in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses doing their best to tell me that my car had been struck by a drunk driver and the baby didn’t make it. Continue Reading
February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota, a Kids Count report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows. Continue Reading
January 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
A judge sentenced Dirk Huber to 30 years with the North Dakota Department
of Corrections today in Southwest District Court in Dickinson in the
murder of the mother of his child in Belfield in August 2011. Continue Reading
January 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Man’s jaw still wired shut following attack.
January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Commissioners approve $8,900 for upgrades.