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March 18, 2015
Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Executed Tuesday after U.S. Supreme Court and state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old attorneys claimed was mentally incompetent - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Video: NY police investigate after retired CO kills man in subway

Police sought answers Wednesday from a retired corrections officer after his dispute with a pair of strangers ended with a fatal shooting - Full Story
March 11, 2015
After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story
March 07, 2015
DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

A judge tossed Woods' conviction in September after new DNA tests linked the Reno crime to an Oregon inmate - Full Story
March 04, 2015
Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Sheriff calls for changes after 4th riot in 4 months at Nev. juvenile center

Riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings - Full Story
March 03, 2015

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Okla. House

Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under bill - Full Story
February 28, 2015
Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Gomez and his accomplices were arrested without a shot fired, after a months-long intelligence stakeout - Full Story
February 24, 2015
States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

Lengthy questionnaire is the latest tool among the nation's court systems to try to predict the likelihood that an offender will commit a crime again - Full Story
February 23, 2015
Transporter lift create safer way to transport high-risk inmates

Transporter lift create safer way to transport high-risk inmates

The Mac's Prisoner Transport Lift allows officers to lift high risk offenders strapped into a restraint chair into the vehicle - Full Story
February 22, 2015
Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility - Full Story



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