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Mo. cops learn man who shot them eligible for parole over 20 years early

Officers Pat Brown and Brian Schoen were shot during an encounter with Saeed Aquil and a teenager on New Year’s Eve 1994 - Full Story

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How do you thank your mentors and pay it forward?

PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie interviews Ron Scheidt, lead instructor of the Community Corrections institute and author of the new book, ‘Am I that Man?’ Schiedt explains that as he headed toward retirement, he began reflecting on the people in his life who made investments to get him where he is today.

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Ohio sheriff releases 72 inmates due to budget cuts

Budget cuts are restricting ability to safely run the facility - Full Story

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Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

State prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011 - Full Story

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NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

NY inmate dies despite suicide watch order

A jail psychiatrist who saw Fabian Cruz on Wednesday at a clinic ordered that Cruz be transferred to a special observation unit - Full Story

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Calif. inmate breaks out of jail through ventilation duct

Calif. inmate breaks out of jail through ventilation duct

An armed and dangerous Freddy Swanson, 23, made the escape Christmas Day and is still at large - Full Story

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Mexican drug cartel member sentenced to 9 years in NH

Prosecutors say Soto's role was to monitor the delivery of 346 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipping container - Full Story

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Fla. parole commission hears 'prison Houdini' case

Four year sentence has essentially turned into a life sentence after a series of elaborate escapes that earned inmate the nickname "prison Houdini" - Full Story

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10 of the biggest criminals put behind bars in 2014

We owe law enforcement a big thank you for ridding the streets of these most violent offenders this year - Full Story

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Anti-cop music video filmed at jail sparks outrage

Union wants answers on why an anti-cop music video was filmed inside of the Nassau County Jail, by former inmates.



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