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September 13, 2014
Investigations underway in prison escape of school shooter

Investigations underway in prison escape of school shooter

Authorities say the three inmates, including school shooter T.J. Lane, escaped from prison in Lima in northwestern Ohio on Thursday night by scaling a fence - Full Story
September 12, 2014
Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

Teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners - Full Story
September 10, 2014

Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders - Full Story
September 10, 2014

Fla. sheriff accused of allowing inmates furloughs

Accused of allowing inmates out of jail without court permission so they could visit with family or meet girlfriends in motel rooms - Full Story
September 04, 2014
Problems with IV line affected Okla. execution

Problems with IV line affected Okla. execution

Clayton Lockett's troubled execution on April 29 prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to halt all upcoming executions until a review she'd ordered was completed. - Full Story
September 03, 2014

2 corrections officers shot dead in Ga.

Wilbur and Anisa Mobley were found shot to death early Wednesday - Full Story
September 03, 2014
Juvenile jail escape latest for troubled facility

Juvenile jail escape latest for troubled facility

The juvenile detention center where 30 teens escaped under a fence has a long history of violence, allegations of sexual abuse and previous efforts to break out - Full Story
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



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