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Topic - Sylvia Lane
Internet talk show host and rabble-rouser Adam Kokesh pleaded guilty Wednesday to firearms-related charges — assuring him immunity from any charges related to the attempted smuggling of a cellphone into the D.C. Jail.
After three suicides at the D.C. Jail in the past two months, union officials say corrections officers don't have the resources to provide appropriate mental health monitoring of inmates.
Illegal immigrants are being deported from Washington, D.C., at a lower rate than most states and other big cities under a federal program designed to remove illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes.
An inmate at the D.C. Jail was stabbed by another inmate Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Jail spokeswoman Sylvia Lane said security stopped someone from smuggling a cellphone into the jail to Kokesh.
Among the expected changes, supervisors plan to provide additional intake reviews of inmates involved in high-profile cases it order to flag those who might not have "documented mental health disorders but require special handling," Ms. Lane said.