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January 05, 2007

N.Y. jail guard arrested on charges of smuggling marijuana hidden inside cannoli

By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A Nassau County correction officer was... - Full Story
January 02, 2007

California prison on lockdown after weekend riot

The Associated Press CHINO, California -- A men's state prison was on lockdown after a racially charged... - Full Story
December 27, 2006

N.Y. correction officer arrested for drugs, gun

By Tim O'Brien, Staff Writer The Times Union TROY- City police arrested a state correction officer allegedly... - Full Story
December 19, 2006

Baltimore man slips out of leg irons, takes off at courthouse

By Gus G. Sentementes The Baltimore Sun 10 secure tips from P-1 contributor Gary Klugiewicz. Keith Ray... - Full Story
December 07, 2006

Ariz. suspect attempts suicide with cold tablets

The Associated Press PHOENIX- A man accused in a series of serial killings that terrorized the area apparently... - Full Story
December 01, 2006

Fla agency chief fined for keeping mentally ill in jail

CLEARWATER, Fla.- The state's human-services chief was ordered to pay $80,000 for keeping mentally ill... - Full Story
December 01, 2006

4 federal inmates escape from Washington state jail

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE, Wash.- Four federal inmates, including a convicted rapist, used metal... - Full Story
November 22, 2006

FL agency chief threatened with jail for failure to get treatment for mentally ill inmates

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida- A judge threatened to jail the head of the state Department... - Full Story
November 19, 2006

N.Y. cop killer claims he's abused in prison

The Associated Press ELMIRA, N.Y.- Former fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips, suspected of killing one state... - Full Story
November 14, 2006

Federal judge orders limit to use of restraints on Mich. prison inmates

By SVEN GUSTAFSON, Associated Press Writer DETROIT- A federal judge has ordered prison officials in Michigan... - Full Story

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