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January 31, 2016
After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from Calif. jail

After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from Calif. jail

Authorities were interviewing the inmates, hoping to fill the many holes about the escape and their week on the run - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Gang members arrested in Calif. jail break probe, manhunt continues for inmates

Sheriff’s officials have turned their attention to the local Vietnamese community in recent days - Full Story
January 27, 2016
Wash. bill targets credibility of informants' testimony

Wash. bill targets credibility of informants' testimony

Incriminating testimony from incentivized informants factored in 16 percent of 337 convictions overturned by DNA evidence - Full Story
January 27, 2016

1 of escaped Calif. inmates ordered to deport in 1998

The case is one of thousands involving criminal immigrants who federal authorities want to deport but haven't been able to - Full Story
November 19, 2015

Ex-Subway pitchman gets more than 15 years in prison for sex crimes

Jared Fogle admitted to paying a minimum of about $12K a year for sex - Full Story
November 13, 2015

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
November 10, 2015

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
November 06, 2015

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
November 04, 2015

Escaped Ga. sheriff killer found hiding in woods

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

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