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June 28, 2007

Penn. county jail trying to flush out use of toilets for communications

By Gabrielle Banks Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ALLEGHENY, Penn. — Folks in the free world may chatter all... - Full Story
June 28, 2007

'Decoy' found in inmate's jail cell

By Zachary R. Dowdy Newsday SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. — A Suffolk County jail inmate who appeared to be lying... - Full Story
June 27, 2007

"Scream" killer given life in prison

By Kristen Reed The Orlando Sentinel DAYTONA BEACH — Andrew Scott Brewer was a budding serial killer,... - Full Story
June 26, 2007

Mass. inmate's bid for sex change a major cost

By Denise Lavoie The Associated Press BOSTON — A trial that opened more than a year ago has become bogged... - Full Story
June 26, 2007

Vietnam vet wrestled gun away from Utah killer

By Ana Breton The Salt Lake Tribune Related: Prison inmate fatally shoots corrections officer SALT LAKE... - Full Story
June 26, 2007

Toothpaste and pancake batter in 'prison break'

The Associated Press SCOTT CITY, Mo. — Police said inmates used pancake batter and toothpaste to cover... - Full Story
June 26, 2007

Domestic-battery suspect found hanged in jail cell

The Chicago Tribune A Rogers Park man used his T-shirt to hang himself in his jail cell over the weekend... - Full Story
June 25, 2007

Inmates rampage at Vermont's Northeast Kingdom prison

The Boston Globe ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Two prison inmates were in segregation Monday after they smashed... - Full Story
June 25, 2007

Inmate, cellmate, checkmate

By Wilson Ring The Associated Press NEWPORT, Va. — When a doctor, a lawyer, a software tester and three... - Full Story
June 25, 2007

Death penalty on trial with accused

By Sarah Ovaska The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. — Lauren Redman looked up at one of her killers... - Full Story

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