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May 23, 2014

Corrections officer dies during training exercise

Chad Charles, 43, collapsed while training with the Michigan Department of Corrections emergency response team - Full Story
May 23, 2014
Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain drugs - Full Story
May 22, 2014

Deck of playing cards given to inmates could crack cold cases

About 3,000 inmates will receive decks of playing cards featuring information from 52 cold cases that authorities are hoping to get a lead on - Full Story
May 22, 2014

Wyo. lawmakers mull firing squad executions

Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, lawmakers are considering permitting execution of inmates by firing squad - Full Story
May 17, 2014

Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution - Full Story
May 16, 2014
Release of man who brutally attacked Wash. cop blocked

Release of man who brutally attacked Wash. cop blocked

Gov. Jay Inslee has blocked the release of a man imprisoned for almost killing a Richland police officer 32 years ago - Full Story
May 15, 2014

Police scour Detroit for inmate who escaped from hospital

19-year-old Kenneth Hickman fled from his hospital bed when the officer who was assigned to him stepped out of the room - Full Story
May 14, 2014

County, hospital face lawsuit in teen's OD death at jail

In the face of a possible lawsuit, Santa Fe County is being circumspect about what it can say about an internal investigation into the apparent heroin overdose death of a teenager - Full Story
May 13, 2014

Miami inmate documents his trouble with bizarre tattoo

Gilberto Santiesteban Jr. decided to put his troubles behind him — literally - Full Story
May 12, 2014

CO could face charges in death of K-9 left in hot car

K-9 Ike died last month after he was left locked inside a hot sport utility vehicle for several hours - Full Story

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