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January 20, 2015

Supreme Court: Death row inmate deserves hearing

Christeson would have been the 11th man executed in Mo. last year, but the Court put his execution on hold in Oct. while it considered his appeal - Full Story
January 17, 2015

Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into jail

A regional narcotics unit determined a 'stain' found on the Bible contained about 30 to 40 hits of heroin - Full Story
January 17, 2015
Texas prison program aims to produce business-savvy inmates

Texas prison program aims to produce business-savvy inmates

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is based on a philosophy that making inmates business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they will end up back in prison - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Arias judge: Prosecutors can seek death penalty

The judge in the Jodi Arias case on Wednesday denied a bid by her lawyers to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty - Full Story
January 14, 2015
2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

Prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Mo. cops learn man who shot them eligible for parole over 20 years early

Officers Pat Brown and Brian Schoen were shot during an encounter with Saeed Aquil and a teenager on New Year’s Eve 1994 - Full Story
January 12, 2015

Ohio sheriff releases 72 inmates due to budget cuts

Budget cuts are restricting ability to safely run the facility - Full Story
January 09, 2015
Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

State prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011 - Full Story
January 03, 2015
NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian Cruz on Wednesday at a clinic ordered that Cruz be transferred to a special observation unit - Full Story
December 26, 2014
Calif. inmate breaks out of jail through ventilation duct

Calif. inmate breaks out of jail through ventilation duct

An armed and dangerous Freddy Swanson, 23, made the escape Christmas Day and is still at large - Full Story



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