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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
May 06, 2015

Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

Akorn strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment the company said in the March 4 letter - Full Story
May 03, 2015
Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Virginia has sent only six people to death row in the last nine years after sending 40 over the previous eight years - Full Story
April 29, 2015

DA clears Pa. police in fatal shooting of gunman outside prison

Wagner said Sgt. Matt Nickey, the ranking officer at the scene, reasonably believed he needed to shoot Leipold to prevent others from being hurt or killed - Full Story
April 28, 2015

Inmate accused of killing CO wins reprieve from state judge

Attorneys Robert Lynn Pruett, 35, had several appeals before the justices hours before he was scheduled to be executed - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Bill would add firing squad to SC execution methods

Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Inmate inside Calif. prison shot, killed by CO

An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious - Full Story
April 22, 2015

SF jail deputies to wear body cams

San Francisco could become the first place in the state to try the technology in a jail - Full Story
April 16, 2015

K-9 dies in vehicle fire on way to Md. prison complex

Ambulances were dispatched when an SUV carrying two law enforcement dogs caught fire - Full Story
April 11, 2015

FBI to probe forced San Francisco jail-fighting allegations

Public Defender Jeff Adachi said four deputies at the County Jail threatened inmates with violence if they did not fight each other - Full Story

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