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August 31, 2015

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
August 26, 2015

Man that shot La. trooper in head had long criminal past

The suspect had only been out of jail since March - Full Story
August 15, 2015

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
August 14, 2015

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
August 14, 2015

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
August 10, 2015

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
August 06, 2015

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
August 05, 2015
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
August 05, 2015

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
August 04, 2015
Sandra Bland's family sues Texas trooper in video

Sandra Bland's family sues Texas trooper in video

Family of the woman found dead in Texas jail cell is suing trooper and other officials as 'a last resort' to get info - Full Story

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