Violence Plagued West Virginia Prison Before Bulger Killing

Long before notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, lawmakers, advocates and even prison guards had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions there. But there has been no public indication that federal prison officials have taken action to address the safety concerns, even as Bulger’s killing marks the third at the facility in the last six months.

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Texas Governor Pushes School Safety Plan in Wake of Shooting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a plan to address school and firearm safety Wednesday, calling for a more robust law enforcement presence in schools, getting more teachers licensed to carry firearms, and conducting mental health evaluations to identify students at risk of harming others.

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