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April 07, 2015

Kan. man gets 4 years for beheading man with guitar string

The victim's brother, Tom Gerety, called the justice system "a joke" after learning how long Harris would serve - Full Story
April 05, 2015
Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

An aunt of a convicted murderer was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape - Full Story
April 04, 2015
State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to drop the case after new ballistics tests contradicted those done three decades ago - Full Story
April 04, 2015
Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Taylor escaped before dawn Wednesday from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee after beating a guard unconscious, stealing his uniform and driving off in his SUV - Full Story
April 03, 2015
Family of slain Ill. man fearful after killer's escape

Family of slain Ill. man fearful after killer's escape

As the manhunt continues, Nelson Williams Sr. says he goes home every night worried the man convicted of his son's murder could ambush him - Full Story
April 02, 2015
Manhunt for escaped Ill. murder convict enters Day 2

Manhunt for escaped Ill. murder convict enters Day 2

Heavily armed officers were entering homes in the city's southern suburbs, but there is still no sign of Kamron T. Taylor - Full Story
April 01, 2015
Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Ill. jail

Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Ill. jail

23-year-old is considered armed and dangerous - Full Story
April 01, 2015

Obama commutes drug sentences of 22 in federal prison

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life - Full Story
March 31, 2015
Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

A prisoner being treated wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle - Full Story
March 28, 2015

Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

Deputy prisons chief Brian Connett defended the state Department of Corrections as a responsible steward of the safety and security of guards and inmates - Full Story



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