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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
November 03, 2015

Va. police use iPads to translate

The Sheriff's Office recently purchased two iPads and downloaded Google Translate onto them - Full Story
November 02, 2015

Obama wants to help former inmates successfully re-enter society

Without new laws, Obama is limited in what he can to do to stop the cycle of incarceration - Full Story
October 25, 2015

Early release: Who the drug felons are and where they'll go

On Nov. 1, over 6K drug felons will be released in effort to reduce 'harsh' drug laws - Full Story
October 22, 2015

Tenn. law enforcement leaders call for end to mass incarceration

The group has called for reduced prison sentences and alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders - Full Story

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