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December 17, 2014

Fla. parole commission hears 'prison Houdini' case

Four year sentence has essentially turned into a life sentence after a series of elaborate escapes that earned inmate the nickname "prison Houdini" - Full Story
December 17, 2014

10 of the biggest criminals put behind bars in 2014

We owe law enforcement a big thank you for ridding the streets of these most violent offenders this year - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Anti-cop music video filmed at jail sparks outrage

Union wants answers on why an anti-cop music video was filmed inside of the Nassau County Jail, by former inmates - Full Story
December 06, 2014

Jail releases could depend on prediction of risk

With more than 60 percent of jail inmates awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms focus on data to predict who can safely be released - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Ind. inmate released, re-arrested after breaking into police car

Ind. inmate released, re-arrested after breaking into police car

Less than an hour after she was released on Thanksgiving, Shaday Gamble was back behind bars - Full Story
November 29, 2014
Calif. jails see surge in drug smuggling

Calif. jails see surge in drug smuggling

Drug smuggling is up at many county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars - Full Story
November 20, 2014

Calif. man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

A man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times then cut out his heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison - Full Story
November 19, 2014
Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs - Full Story
November 19, 2014
Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied - Full Story
October 25, 2014

Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

T.J. Lane, 20, already was serving a life sentence when he and two other inmates climbed the fence during recreation - Full Story



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Corrections Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
Klugie's Correctional Corner Klugie's Correctional Corner
with Gary T. Klugiewicz