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August 14, 2015

Officials look at medicine given to woman who died in Ohio jail

An assistant law director says the city is investigating discrepancies between medical and jail logs - Full Story
August 10, 2015

Mo. woman tries to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

She planned to pass heroin balloons from her mouth to an inmate at the state prison, but instead swallowed them - Full Story
August 06, 2015

Autopsy shows escaped NY prisoner drunk when killed

Toxicology tests show prison escapee Richard Matt was drunk when fatally shot by border patrol agents - Full Story
August 05, 2015
Miss. courthouse shooter's bail set at $300K

Miss. courthouse shooter's bail set at $300K

Suspect charged with fatal shooting of defendant outside courthouse - Full Story
August 05, 2015

Video: Okla. suspect attempts to escape bondsman

Bondsman left the suspect and the car keys in the car while he went to access the jail’s front door - Full Story
August 04, 2015
Sandra Bland's family sues Texas trooper in video

Sandra Bland's family sues Texas trooper in video

Family of the woman found dead in Texas jail cell is suing trooper and other officials as 'a last resort' to get info - Full Story
July 31, 2015
Escaped inmate suspected in killing near jail captured by Pa. police

Escaped inmate suspected in killing near jail captured by Pa. police

Police caught inmate 26 hours after he fled a work-release program to kill an acquaintance nearby - Full Story
July 28, 2015

Texas jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Police said they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving in jail - Full Story
July 24, 2015

'2 drunk 2 care' driver wants prison sentence reduced

Driver wrote that she’d learned her lesson and would like the ability to make amends - Full Story

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