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July 17, 2015
DEA chief confident escaped drug lord will be found again

DEA chief confident escaped drug lord will be found again

U.S. making efforts to capture one of the world's most prolific and violent drug lords for the third time in 15 years - Full Story
July 16, 2015

NJ offering proposals to alter criminal justice system

Seeking in part to give nonviolent drug offenders better shot at rebuilding lives and improve community relations - Full Story
July 15, 2015
Ga. correctional officer killed in maintenance accident

Ga. correctional officer killed in maintenance accident

Officials said his death was an accident but wouldn't give any details about how he died - Full Story
July 15, 2015

Video: Mexican drug lord's final moments in cell before escape

Newly released video shows the moment 'El Chapo' escapes from his prison cell - Full Story
July 14, 2015
Mexico: Drug lord's escape tunnel was deep and 'high-tech'

Mexico: Drug lord's escape tunnel was deep and 'high-tech'

It became clear to authorities that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape must have involved inside help on a grand scale - Full Story
July 14, 2015
Jail error was initial mistake in church shooter's gun buy

Jail error was initial mistake in church shooter's gun buy

A jail clerk entered in the incorrect location for Dylann Roof's drug arrest in February - Full Story
July 05, 2015
For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

David Sweat, who was shot and wounded during his June 28 capture, was taken early Sunday from Albany Medical Center to the infirmary at the Five Points Correctional Facility - Full Story
July 04, 2015

Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story
July 02, 2015

Man charged with robbing same NJ bank 5 years later

Months after he was released from prison for robbing a bank 5 years earlier, he was arrested for doing it again - Full Story



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