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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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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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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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Inmate slams officer to ground, pummels him

Corrections officer was attempting to move inmate for being disruptive when the incident occurred.

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Video: Fla. inmate slams officer to ground, pummels him

Corrections officer was attempting to move inmate for being disruptive when the incident occurred - Full Story

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Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Monday to overhaul how NYC's corrections system treats the mentally ill - Full Story

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Ky. studies private nursing homes for inmates

Ky. studies private nursing homes for inmates

67 inmates in the Kentucky State Reformatory's nursing care facility costs state taxpayers more than $4.4 million a year - Full Story

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Deck of playing cards given to inmates could crack cold cases

About 3,000 inmates will receive decks of playing cards featuring information from 52 cold cases that authorities are hoping to get a lead on - Full Story

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Wyo. lawmakers mull firing squad executions

Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, lawmakers are considering permitting execution of inmates by firing squad - Full Story

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Mass. prison officials push against inmate sex change request

Mass. prison officials push against inmate sex change request

Officials on Thursday made another push to overturn a court ruling that would force them to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation to a murder convict - Full Story