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Jed Ellis found 2 1/2 hrs. later five miles away Correctional officer attacked in Saturday morning jail escape

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor It’s not the first time he escaped from the Liberty County Jail, but this time, someone was badly injured. Jedadiah “Jed” Everett Ellis, 32, is facing charges of attempted felony murder, resisting an officer with violence and escape after he bolted from custody. Correctional Officer John Sendoya was working alone […]

Commission moves female inmates to Jackson County Jail

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Calhoun County Commission voted unanimously to turn over the housing of female inmates to the Jackson County Jail at their May 6 meeting. The next day, the Jackson County Jail sent a van to pick up eight inmates. Commissioners signed a three year agreement with the jail. While Calhoun […]

Men training dogs, dogs teaching men

Third group of CCI dogs will graduate soon from Unconditional Love program by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor BLOUNTSTOWN - Dogs with no where to go and men confined to a prison work camp are forging relationships that are helping both move forward. The Unconditional Love Program, conducted through Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, started last fall […]

Rewards offered for tips on how two FCI inmates got forged documentation

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor It was a tip that led authorities to two men who walked out of Franklin Correctional Institution despite being sentenced to serve life without parole. Investigators now hope someone is willing to share what they know about how the two were able to get the faked documents that allowed them […]

Inmates seen disappearing into walls of jail bathroom

A correctional officer at the Liberty County Jail made a startling discovering Friday evening when a surveillance camera caught four inmates who had removed a sheet of stainless steel in the men’s bathroom and disappeared into the wall. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. […]