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NJ offering proposals to alter criminal justice system

Seeking in part to give nonviolent drug offenders better shot at rebuilding lives and improve community relations - Full Story

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Ga. correctional officer killed in maintenance accident

Ga. correctional officer killed in maintenance accident

Officials said his death was an accident but wouldn't give any details about how he died - Full Story

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Mexico: Drug lord's escape tunnel was deep and 'high-tech'

Mexico: Drug lord's escape tunnel was deep and 'high-tech'

It became clear to authorities that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape must have involved inside help on a grand scale - Full Story

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Jail error was initial mistake in church shooter's gun buy

Jail error was initial mistake in church shooter's gun buy

A jail clerk entered in the incorrect location for Dylann Roof's drug arrest in February - Full Story

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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

David Sweat, who was shot and wounded during his June 28 capture, was taken early Sunday from Albany Medical Center to the infirmary at the Five Points Correctional Facility - Full Story

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Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story

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Man charged with robbing same NJ bank 5 years later

Months after he was released from prison for robbing a bank 5 years earlier, he was arrested for doing it again - Full Story

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Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story



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