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The Corrections topic covers the duties performed by Sheriff’s Departments and other police agencies that straddle the line between patrolling the streets and guarding inmates in correctional facilities, county lock-ups, prisons, jails, and courthouses. The stories, tips and expert opinions in this section touch on all things related to barbed-wire fences, cells and people who’ve been convicted of crimes.
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January 07, 2014
Frigid temps force prison escapee to turn self in

Frigid temps force prison escapee to turn self in

Robert Vick, 42, walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police because he couldn't stand the cold temperatures - Full Story
January 07, 2014
Killer of Fla. CO to be executed 40 years after murders

Killer of Fla. CO to be executed 40 years after murders

He will be executed for the 1980 fatal stabbing of Death Row state corrections Officer Richard Burke, killed couple in '75 - Full Story
January 06, 2014
NY man charged in 7 'Knockout Game' assaults

NY man charged in 7 'Knockout Game' assaults

Barry Baldwin, a 37-year-old Brooklyn resident, has been charged with hate crimes for knocking women unconscious in a Jewish neighborhood - Full Story
January 04, 2014
Push for sentencing changes underway in Congress

Push for sentencing changes underway in Congress

The congressional push comes as President Barack Obama and his Cabinet draw attention to the issue of mandatory sentences, particularly for nonviolent drug offenders - Full Story
January 03, 2014

Man under house arrest asks for prison to escape wife

The 32-year-old Tunisian asked police if her could serve the rest of his sentence in jail to escape his wife - Full Story
January 02, 2014

Ex-firefighter hires undercover SC cop to kill wife

Edward Clinton Jones was charged with solicitation of murder for asking a man to help him find someone to 'finish off' his wife - Full Story
December 31, 2013
Off-duty Okla. cop kills prison escapee during robbery attempt

Off-duty Okla. cop kills prison escapee during robbery attempt

Darnell King approached the officer's open garage and threatened him with a gun, the officer led him into the house and shot him - Full Story
December 30, 2013
Teen dead after Ariz. mother poisoned 4 children on Christmas

Teen dead after Ariz. mother poisoned 4 children on Christmas

Police say she also lured her former husband to her apartment and stabbed him - Full Story
December 30, 2013

Ill. teen kills pregnant girlfriend in botched robbery attempt

Anthony Lee and his brother Diante Lamont Coakley were denied bail Sunday and will remain in jail after being charged with first-degree murder - Full Story
December 30, 2013
Colo. handyman who killed 3, set house on fire caught in Okla.

Colo. handyman who killed 3, set house on fire caught in Okla.

Harry Carl Mapps, 59, was arrested at a motel after evading police for a month - Full Story



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