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Illicit drugs 'rampant' in Calif. state prisons

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate - Full Story

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Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area Sunday near the Pennsylvania border - Full Story

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Police look into possible sightings of escaped NY inmates

Surveillance video that was initially deemed inconclusive and is being sent to Albany for analysis - Full Story

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High court grants reprieve to La. cop killer on death-row

High court grants reprieve to La. cop killer on death-row

Inmate was convicted in the shooting death of off-duty Baton Rouge police Cpl - Full Story

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Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

Officials say most of the breakouts are decades old because prisons have become more secure - Full Story

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Prosecutor: Worker discussed murder-for-hire with escaped inmates

Prosecutor: Worker discussed murder-for-hire with escaped inmates

Day 12 of search and investigation discovered prison worker discussed a murder-for-hire plot involving her husband - Full Story

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Hunt for killers who escaped from NY prison enters 11th day

Hunt for killers who escaped from NY prison enters 11th day

Officers have steadily shifted their focus eastward along Route 374 leading from correctional facility - Full Story

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Prison worker charged with aiding escapees appears in court

Prison worker charged with aiding escapees appears in court

Prosecutors say a prison tailoring shop instructor agreed to be getaway driver for escaped inmates but got cold feet - Full Story

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Search continues for murderers who hatched detailed escape

Search continues for murderers who hatched detailed escape

Residents in rural New York were on edge as the manhunt for two killers stretched into a ninth day - Full Story

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Search enters 8th day after prison worker charged in escape

Search enters 8th day after prison worker charged in escape

Prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell, 51, was arraigned late Friday night on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband - Full Story



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