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Interviewing gang members upon prison intake Secure - Login Required

Doug Wyllie of discusses techniques to interview gang members upon intake into prison with Correctional Officer Todd DePalma of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.


Judge: Calif. mistreating mentally ill inmates

A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment - Full Story


3 men who stole dressed as 'white' NY cops get 32 years

Prosecutors say the men stole more than $200,000 from a Pay-O-Matic check-cashing business in Queens - Full Story


Why texting is the next big thing in gang codes Gary Klivans - Cracking Gang Codes

Why texting is the next big thing in gang codes

With the popularity of "texting", abbreviations are being added to gang documents and written in code - Full Story


NY man sentenced for shooting at officers

A Manhattan man convicted of shooting at police in an exchange of gunfire on the Lower East Side in February 2012 will serve 28 years to life in prison - Full Story


Drunk Va. woman shows up naked to visit jailed husband, arrested

Drunk Va. woman shows up naked to visit jailed husband, arrested

Unclear whether she showed up at the office naked or if she arrived there and removed her clothes on the scene - Full Story


NJ man serves 15 years, robs same store upon release

Suspect robbed the store a day after his release.


Death penalty dropped in killing of Va. officer

Prosecutors told a judge they don't have enough evidence to seek the death penalty for a man already serving nearly 97 years for other crimes - Full Story


Okla. adds controversial option to execution protocol

Okla. has revised its procedures to include the same two-drug mixture that left an Ohio inmate making gasp-like sounds as his lethal injection was carried out - Full Story

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