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June 10, 2015
Hunt for escaped killers expands to Vt.

Hunt for escaped killers expands to Vt.

Fifth day of searching will entail going from house to house in Dannemora for cop killer and convicted murderer - Full Story
June 09, 2015
Search for escaped inmates shifts to town 30 miles away

Search for escaped inmates shifts to town 30 miles away

State and federal law officers poured into a small town Tuesday after getting a report of a possible sighting - Full Story
June 08, 2015
Officials probe release of felon accused of killing NM cop

Officials probe release of felon accused of killing NM cop

Circumstances that led to the release of a repeat offender who authorities say went on to kill a police officer will be part of an inquiry being launched - Full Story
June 08, 2015
Did inmates have inside help in 'Shawshank'-style breakout?

Did inmates have inside help in 'Shawshank'-style breakout?

Investigators are looking into whether civilian employees or private contractors helped two murderers obtain the power tools they used to break out - Full Story
June 07, 2015
Search continues for 2 escaped murderers

Search continues for 2 escaped murderers

Richard Matt and David Sweat staged what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called "a really elaborate, sophisticated operation" - Full Story
June 06, 2015
Cop killer, convicted murderer escape from NY maximum-security prison

Cop killer, convicted murderer escape from NY maximum-security prison

David Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole after he was convicted of first-degree murder for killing a Broome County sheriff's deputy in 2002 - Full Story
May 28, 2015
Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

The override vote — passed by the narrowest possible margin — drew a burst of applause from death penalty opponents - Full Story
May 22, 2015

Report: Denver sheriff's problems endanger deputies, inmates

Deputies' safety is at risk because the department cannot account for the whereabouts of every inmate in the system - Full Story
May 11, 2015
2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story
May 10, 2015

Sheriff: 9 deputies fired over death at Ga. jail

Sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked - Full Story



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