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June 09, 2014

Police: Pa. jail releases wrong inmate

Woman is accused of taking advantage of county jail guards who apparently were confused by her similar-sounding name - Full Story
June 06, 2014
Police arrest ex-con in brutal NY stabbing of children

Police arrest ex-con in brutal NY stabbing of children

Recently released convict was charged in the stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy and critical wounding of a 7-year-old girl in an elevator - Full Story
June 05, 2014

Mich. bill would allow strip searches for misdemeanors

A new bill would allow strip searches for those incarcerated on misdemeanor crimes, without probable cause - Full Story
June 04, 2014

Video: Fla. inmate slams officer to ground, pummels him

Corrections officer was attempting to move inmate for being disruptive when the incident occurred - Full Story
June 03, 2014
Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Monday to overhaul how NYC's corrections system treats the mentally ill - Full Story
June 01, 2014
Ky. studies private nursing homes for inmates

Ky. studies private nursing homes for inmates

67 inmates in the Kentucky State Reformatory's nursing care facility costs state taxpayers more than $4.4 million a year - Full Story
May 29, 2014
Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Executions on hold for 2 1/2 months after federal judge allowed more time for arguments over the state's new lethal injection procedures - Full Story
May 27, 2014

Supreme Court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying on test scores to determine inmate eligibility - Full Story
May 24, 2014
Prison escapee crashes stolen car into cruiser, ending pursuit

Prison escapee crashes stolen car into cruiser, ending pursuit

Fabian Valentine, 37, overpowered a CO, stole his gun, and sped off in a vehicle before he was stopped by police - Full Story
May 24, 2014
Calif. judge: Convicted serial rapist to be released

Calif. judge: Convicted serial rapist to be released

With several severe restrictions that include 24-hour GPS monitoring, Hubbart will be allowed to rent a small house - Full Story



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10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
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