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The Corrections topic covers the duties performed by Sheriff’s Departments and other police agencies that straddle the line between patrolling the streets and guarding inmates in correctional facilities, county lock-ups, prisons, jails, and courthouses. The stories, tips and expert opinions in this section touch on all things related to barbed-wire fences, cells and people who’ve been convicted of crimes.
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Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals - Full Story

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Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Prosecutors agreed to drop charges alleging he threw an object out of his SUV and attacked a police dog - Full Story

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Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing - Full Story

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Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons.

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Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons - Full Story

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Suspect in Wash. cop shooting dies at hospital

Suspect in Wash. cop shooting dies at hospital

During a routine check on Thursday, corrections deputies saw that James T. Sapp, 47, was attempting to kill himself - Full Story

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Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals - Full Story

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Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

May be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population - Full Story

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Hawaii sheriff's deputies recapture jail escapee

Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, recaptured an escaped inmate from the Maui Community Correctional Center Monday - Full Story

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Wash. CO fires gun in hospital during inmate escape attempt

Prisoner was awaiting surgery on the eighth floor of the hospital when he attempted to escape - Full Story



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