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Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

Taylor escaped before dawn Wednesday from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee after beating a guard unconscious, stealing his uniform and driving off in his SUV - Full Story

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Family of slain Ill. man fearful after killer's escape

Family of slain Ill. man fearful after killer's escape

As the manhunt continues, Nelson Williams Sr. says he goes home every night worried the man convicted of his son's murder could ambush him - Full Story

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Manhunt for escaped Ill. murder convict enters Day 2

Manhunt for escaped Ill. murder convict enters Day 2

Heavily armed officers were entering homes in the city's southern suburbs, but there is still no sign of Kamron T. Taylor - Full Story

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Obama commutes drug sentences of 22 in federal prison

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life - Full Story

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Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

A prisoner being treated wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle - Full Story

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Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

Deputy prisons chief Brian Connett defended the state Department of Corrections as a responsible steward of the safety and security of guards and inmates - Full Story

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Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available - Full Story

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Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

The inmate, Gary Castonguay, is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the shooting of Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb during a burglary - Full Story

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Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story



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