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July 10, 2007

Trial ordered in inmate for personal work case

The Associated Press MANITOWOC, Wis. — A former Manitowoc County highway worker will stand trial on charges... - Full Story
July 10, 2007

Packed N.H. women's jail riles inmates

The Associated Press GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — The state women's prison is overcrowded, and the population keeps... - Full Story
July 09, 2007

Wyo. inmate dies

The Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. — An inmate has died at the Natrona County jail. The man's body was... - Full Story
July 08, 2007

Parolee shoots one, then self after standoff with Chicago police

By Andrew Wang Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A parolee out of prison for two months shot a man on Chicago's... - Full Story
July 07, 2007

Suicide exposes squalor in Texas prison

By JOHN MILLER The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — After months alone in his cell, Scot Noble Payne finished... - Full Story
July 06, 2007

N.H. triple murder suspect complains of treatment in jail

By Philip Elliott The Associated Press Writer CONWAY, N.H. — A day after nonchalantly telling reporters... - Full Story
July 06, 2007

Some Texas corrections officers work without training

P1’s Gary T. Klugiewicz responds: The practice of assigning correctional officers to work in a correctional... - Full Story
July 06, 2007

Mass. prison security video leaked on Internet

The Associated Press BOSTON — A prison security video showing guards struggling to enter a cell as an... - Full Story
July 05, 2007

Wounded inmate sues Conn. officer

By Phil Helsel New Haven Register WEST HAVEN — A convict who was paralyzed when he was shot by a West... - Full Story
July 03, 2007

Mother of inmate whose execution took 90 minutes sues head of Ohio prisons

The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — The mother of a condemned inmate whose execution took an hour longer... - Full Story

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