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The Corrections topic covers the duties performed by Sheriff’s Departments and other police agencies that straddle the line between patrolling the streets and guarding inmates in correctional facilities, county lock-ups, prisons, jails, and courthouses. The stories, tips and expert opinions in this section touch on all things related to barbed-wire fences, cells and people who’ve been convicted of crimes.
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September 02, 2014
30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Police caught up with some walking along roads or coming out of the woods - Full Story
August 26, 2014

Ky. inmate ODs on methadone-soaked underwear

A murder investigation is underway after an inmate reportedly died following an incident involving methadone-soaked underwear - Full Story
August 25, 2014
News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story
August 24, 2014

Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self

Inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital - Full Story
August 22, 2014

Calif. to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out - Full Story
August 16, 2014

Police: Woman stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend - Full Story
August 15, 2014

Execution drug cost quadruples for Texas prisons

Prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most recent batch of pentobarbital at a cost of $1,500 per vial, compared to $350 per dose last year - Full Story
August 11, 2014

Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

Federal judge has extended a moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination - Full Story
July 27, 2014
Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals - Full Story
July 26, 2014
Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Prosecutors agreed to drop charges alleging he threw an object out of his SUV and attacked a police dog - Full Story



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