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February 03, 2015
Del. inmate freed after 2 decades on death row

Del. inmate freed after 2 decades on death row

Prosecutors will appeal a judge's ruling that they cannot use a coerced confession man gave to police while high on heroin - Full Story
January 25, 2015

Ohio cops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly woman

17-year-old was seen running away from the Springfield Regional Medical Center wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and no shoes - Full Story
January 24, 2015

Miss. jail escapee arrested in Utah after 34 years

Sam Gene Harris has lived under at least 10 different aliases and escaped from two other jails - Full Story
January 22, 2015

Writer tied to Anonymous gets 5 years for threatening FBI agent

Brown read a lengthy statement before he was sentenced, saying he broke the law to reveal illegal government activity going unpunished - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Supreme Court: Death row inmate deserves hearing

Christeson would have been the 11th man executed in Mo. last year, but the Court put his execution on hold in Oct. while it considered his appeal - Full Story
January 17, 2015

Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into jail

A regional narcotics unit determined a 'stain' found on the Bible contained about 30 to 40 hits of heroin - Full Story
January 17, 2015
Texas prison program aims to produce business-savvy inmates

Texas prison program aims to produce business-savvy inmates

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is based on a philosophy that making inmates business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they will end up back in prison - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Arias judge: Prosecutors can seek death penalty

The judge in the Jodi Arias case on Wednesday denied a bid by her lawyers to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty - Full Story
January 14, 2015
2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

2 corrections officers, 8 inmates killed in prison bus crash

Prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train - Full Story

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