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    Golden Hammer: Prison X-Ray machines fail to stop contraband

    "Orange is the New Black" this isn't. In an attempt to stop the large amounts of contraband filtering their way into U.S. penitentiaries, the federal Bureau of Prisons decided to pick up some X-ray machines to improve security. But the machines have done little to cut down on smuggling.


  • Thomson prison jobs come with tough hiring process

    The federal Bureau of Prisons has yet to begin large-scale hiring for jobs at the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois, but when it does, applicants will face an intensive hiring process.


  • FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, a van drives past the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill. The federal Bureau of Prisons is hiring more than a dozen workers for the prison. The agency has allocated nearly $54 million to begin reopening the maximum-security penitentiary. About $10 million will be used to renovate the facility that was a state prison that never fully opened because of budget constraints. Fully activating the prison the state sold to the federal government is expected to take two years and cost about $195 million.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Federal government posts jobs for Thomson prison

    The federal Bureau of Prisons is hiring more than a dozen workers for the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois.


  • FILE - In this May 21, 2010 file photo, a van drives past the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill. The federal Bureau of Prisons has allocated nearly $54 million to begin opening the prison in the northwest part of Illinois.  Fully activating the prison that the state sold to the federal government is expected to take two years. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Federal gov't allocates $53.7M for Thomson prison

    The federal Bureau of Prisons has allocated nearly $54 million to begin opening the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois, officials said.


  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington. Prison-bound Jackson plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to North Carolina prison

    Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.


  • Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (FBI)

    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to federal Bureau of Prisons' hospital

    The 19-year-old surviving suspect in the Boston bombings has been transferred from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to a facility on Fort Devens in Massachusetts.


  • ** FILE ** This Monday, July 13, 2009, file photo shows the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Federal prisons urged to grant more early releases

    For humanitarian and economic reasons, the federal Bureau of Prisons should grant more early releases to incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners, two advocacy groups say in a report depicting current policies as sometimes "cruel as well as senseless."


  • Foreign inmate transfer program has not worked

    An inmate transfer program that began in 1977 aimed at returning foreign nationals held in U.S. federal prisons to their home countries to reduce inmate populations, cut costs and aid rehabilitation is not working, according to a government report that says few inmates are ever actually transferred.


  • Report: Feds transferred T.I. over business flap

    Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was sent back to federal prison after corrections officials discovered that a manager and a TV producer were with him on a luxury bus as he transferred to a halfway house in Georgia, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.


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