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The Corrections topic covers the duties performed by Sheriff’s Departments and other police agencies that straddle the line between patrolling the streets and guarding inmates in correctional facilities, county lock-ups, prisons, jails, and courthouses. The stories, tips and expert opinions in this section touch on all things related to barbed-wire fences, cells and people who’ve been convicted of crimes.
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Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story

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Man charged with robbing same NJ bank 5 years later

Months after he was released from prison for robbing a bank 5 years earlier, he was arrested for doing it again - Full Story

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Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Escaped prisoners planned on Mexico

NY Gov. Cuomo: Escaped prisoners planned on Mexico

Initially the two convicts planned on fleeing to Mexico, but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out - Full Story

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Massive search for escaped killer enters day 23

Massive search for escaped killer enters day 23

Troopers with guns drawn searched a cabin in Malone and other officers carrying rifles manned checkpoints and examined cars - Full Story

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Surviving inmate still on the loose after 1 escapee killed

Surviving inmate still on the loose after 1 escapee killed

Officers continued to focus Saturday on rugged terrain west of Clinton Correctional Facility as they looked for Sweat - Full Story

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1 NY inmate escapee fatally shot, other is on run

1 NY inmate escapee fatally shot, other is on run

Richard Matt, one of the prisoners who escaped Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, has been killed - Full Story

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Arrested prison guard denies knowing of inmates' escape plot

Gene Palmer became the second Clinton Correctional Facility employee to be charged since Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped - Full Story



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Correctional Policy & Procedure Correctional Policy & Procedure
with Marty Drapkin
Behind the Bars Behind the Bars
with John Stanley