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February 21, 2015

Calif. governor blocks parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief

Brown said Enriquez has taken positive steps, but they were "outweighed by negative factors that demonstrate he remains unsuitable for parole" - Full Story
February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Rene "Boxer" Enriquez is serving a life sentence for ordering the killing of one woman and for fatally shooting a man five times in the head - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Video: Man claims Ore. cops assaulted him, video reveals he attacked self

A suspect brought in for questioning later punched himself in the face and then signed an assault complaint against detectives - Full Story
February 17, 2015

Feds: Mail soaked with drugs was big 'hit' with Fla. inmates

Postcards were laced with a hallucinogenic drug that has similar effects as LSD - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

A prisoner trying to escape while being transported through Terminal C at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was shot by the officer who was escorting him - Full Story
February 13, 2015
In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story
February 05, 2015
Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening - Full Story
February 04, 2015
Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Attorneys for 52-year-old Donald Newbury are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Wednesday evening lethal injection - Full Story
February 03, 2015

Video: Inmate escapes NC jail by impersonating brother

Video released shows an officer following inmate out of the jail building, prompting the inmate to start running - Full Story



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