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Inmate inside Calif. prison shot, killed by CO

An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious.

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Inmate inside Calif. prison shot, killed by CO

An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious - Full Story

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Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

Aunt of captured Ill. inmate charged with aiding in escape

An aunt of a convicted murderer was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape - 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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After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story

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Nitrogen gas executions approved by Okla. House

Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under bill - Full Story

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States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

Lengthy questionnaire is the latest tool among the nation's court systems to try to predict the likelihood that an offender will commit a crime again - Full Story

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Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility - Full Story

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Feds: Mail soaked with drugs was big 'hit' with Fla. inmates

Postcards were laced with a hallucinogenic drug that has similar effects as LSD - Full Story

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In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story