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September 20, 2006

6 inmates, including ex-officer, escape from federal detention center in Texas

The Associated Press LA VILLA, Texas- A former police officer jailed on drug charges and five illegal... - Full Story
September 19, 2006

Ex-Black Panther asks for new trial in '70s death of La. prison guard

By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer BATON ROUGE, La.- A former Black Panther convicted of killing... - Full Story
September 19, 2006

Study: Prisons can't combat Islamic terror recruiting

By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON- U.S. prisons are becoming major breeding grounds... - Full Story
September 16, 2006

Judge declares mistrial in sentencing phase of Aryan Brotherhood case

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer SANTA ANA, Calif.- A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday... - Full Story
September 14, 2006

Inmates caught preparing to smuggle drugs in Mich. book bindings

The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Mich.- State prison officials recently foiled an inmate plot to use... - Full Story
September 11, 2006

Two guards killed at Mo. prison in murder-suicide

The Associated Press CHILLICOTHE, Mo.- Two prison guards at the Chillicothe Correctional Center died... - Full Story
September 07, 2006

Survey says more than half of inmates report mental health problems

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON- More than half of America's prison and jail... - Full Story
September 05, 2006

McDonald's could be on menu for NYC jail guards

The Associated Press NEW YORK- The McDonald's Hamburglar could wind up in a city jail. The Department... - Full Story
September 04, 2006

NY trooper dies after being shot in leg during search for escaped convict

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer FREDONIA, N.Y.- One of two troopers ambushed while searching... - Full Story
September 01, 2006

N.Y. correctional officers draw the line at spit

The Associated Press GARDEN CITY, New York — Jail guards want to make it a felony for prisoners to spit... - Full Story

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