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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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April 11, 2014

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
April 05, 2014

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
March 29, 2014

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
March 28, 2014
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
March 26, 2014

NJ man serves 15 years, robs same store upon release

Suspect robbed the store a day after his release - Full Story
March 25, 2014

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
March 25, 2014

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
March 20, 2014

Court reverses decision on Ohio captain exonerated in murder case

Douglas Prade served nearly 15 years after being convicted in shooting death of his ex-wife. But a judge ruled in January 2013 that DNA test results excluded him as a suspect - Full Story
March 18, 2014

Sheriff's office bans Arias defense aide from jail

Mitigation specialist Maria De La Rosa is banned from its jails because she recently took a drawing by Arias out of the jail - Full Story
March 13, 2014
Holder endorses shorter prison terms for drug charges

Holder endorses shorter prison terms for drug charges

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers - Full Story



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