The inmates kept gallon-sized jugs of drinking water in their cells while crews worked to restore the water.
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Innocence Project staff say Johnny Tallbear was convicted by eyewitness testimony and inaccurate forensic data provided by a now discredited forensic examiner.
County sheriffs heavily supported a bill they hoped would mean larger reimbursements to county jails that hold state prison inmates and a more transparent reimbursement system. The governor vetoed the bill leaving the debate between county sheriffs and the state unresolved.
The new facility gives the program a designated building, a new kennel and exercise area with obstacles — and a new grooming area and a walking path.
According to the lawsuit, which seeks money for actual and punitive damages, Woods told staff members he had attempted suicide previously and the staff could have saved his life if they had followed their own procedures and checked on him every 15 minutes.
Roughly two out of three parole-eligible inmates opt-out of parole hearings. State officials say this contributes to prison overcrowding and hurts their outcomes after they are released.
The bill allows gun owners to carry their firearms openly or hidden from view without getting a permit, passing state background checks or paying the related fees.