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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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Court to rule if Calif. death penalty is cruel, unusual

More prisoners have died of natural causes on death row than have perished in the death chamber - Full Story

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Man gets probation for helping son avoid arrest after officer's shooting

Levon Dean Sr., 55, and several others were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in aiding Jamal Dean to avoid arrest - Full Story

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Cost of hunt for escaped NY killers topped $1M per day

Overtime totaled $41M for the corrections department and $17.6M for state police - Full Story

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Officials look at medicine given to woman who died in Ohio jail

An assistant law director says the city is investigating discrepancies between medical and jail logs - Full Story

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Mo. woman tries to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

She planned to pass heroin balloons from her mouth to an inmate at the state prison, but instead swallowed them - Full Story

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Autopsy shows escaped NY prisoner drunk when killed

Toxicology tests show prison escapee Richard Matt was drunk when fatally shot by border patrol agents - Full Story

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Miss. courthouse shooter's bail set at $300K

Miss. courthouse shooter's bail set at $300K

Suspect charged with fatal shooting of defendant outside courthouse - Full Story

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Okla. suspect attempts to escape bondsman

Bondsman left the suspect and the car keys in the car while he went to access the jail’s front door.

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Video: Okla. suspect attempts to escape bondsman

Bondsman left the suspect and the car keys in the car while he went to access the jail’s front door - Full Story



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