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April 16, 2015

K-9 dies in vehicle fire on way to Md. prison complex

Ambulances were dispatched when an SUV carrying two law enforcement dogs caught fire - Full Story
April 11, 2015

FBI to probe forced San Francisco jail-fighting allegations

Public Defender Jeff Adachi said four deputies at the County Jail threatened inmates with violence if they did not fight each other - Full Story
April 11, 2015
Convicted former NYPD boss seeks prison reforms

Convicted former NYPD boss seeks prison reforms

Says he walked out in 2013 determined to fix some of the injustices he saw from the inside - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Video: Ariz. inmate withstands ECD, attacks 4 COs

One of the officers is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, requiring facial reconstruction - Full Story
April 08, 2015
Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

42-year-old faces lethal injection Thursday evening — more than a decade after he gunned down Ferris Police Officer Marty Steinfeldt - Full Story
April 07, 2015
Death row has run out of room in Calif.

Death row has run out of room in Calif.

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking the California Legislature for $3.2M to open nearly 100 more cells for condemned men at San Quentin State Prison - Full Story
April 07, 2015

Kan. man gets 4 years for beheading man with guitar string

The victim's brother, Tom Gerety, called the justice system "a joke" after learning how long Harris would serve - Full Story
April 05, 2015
Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

An aunt of a convicted murderer was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape - Full Story
April 04, 2015
State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to drop the case after new ballistics tests contradicted those done three decades ago - Full Story
April 04, 2015
Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Taylor escaped before dawn Wednesday from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee after beating a guard unconscious, stealing his uniform and driving off in his SUV - Full Story



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