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Tenn. cop killer serving life sentence mistakenly placed in low-security prison

That marks the second time in two years the felon was placed in a lower security level prison by mistake - Full Story


40 Colo. sheriffs oppose Guantanamo detainee transfer

The sheriffs argued that Colorado would be in danger if the Pentagon sends detainees to prisons in the state - Full Story


Authorities catch man who escaped Ohio prison in '78

The fugitive escaped from a state prison by sawing through prison bars and cutting through a fence - Full Story


Escaped Ga. sheriff killer found hiding in woods

The inmate slipped out of his leg shackles and smashed a window to escape - Full Story


Va. police use iPads to translate

The Sheriff's Office recently purchased two iPads and downloaded Google Translate onto them - Full Story


Obama wants to help former inmates successfully re-enter society

Without new laws, Obama is limited in what he can to do to stop the cycle of incarceration - Full Story


Early release: Who the drug felons are and where they'll go

On Nov. 1, over 6K drug felons will be released in effort to reduce 'harsh' drug laws - Full Story


Tenn. law enforcement leaders call for end to mass incarceration

The group has called for reduced prison sentences and alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders - Full Story

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