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4 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer

A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. Geoffrey Robertson QC was part of Carter's defence team at his retrial in 1976 after the sportsman had been jailed for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey 10 ... (more)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Activism, Paterson, NJ

8 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine,

9 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

Former airport manager gets prison delay

The former manager of a regional airport near Morganton has been given more time to report to prison for charges including embezzlement.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

13 hrs ago | Ottawa Citizen

Extraditing Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case could take years: expert

Inspector Paulette Freill announced Thursday that a 35-year-old Dutch man has been charged in connection to the 2012 death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd.


Related Topix: Canada

17 hrs ago | CBS Local

California Counties Want More Money To Deal With Prison Realignment

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Monterey County, CA, State Prisons

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Virus outbreaks in 4 prisons limit visitation

Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, tells The Denver Post that 244 inmates are sick at facilities in Denver, Canon City and Pueblo.


Related Topix: Canon City, CO, State Prisons, Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Fremont Correctional Facility

KNUS-AM Aurora

San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Mafia


Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, California, California Government, State Prisons

Maryland Man Receives Five-Year Prison Sentence for European Terror Plot

A federal judge sentenced an Ellicott City man to five years in prison for aiding a group of people who were planning terror attacks in Europe, a less severe sentence than prosecutors had sought.


Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

KABC-AM Los Angeles

After Secret Conviction, Marine Vet Sends Letter from Iranian Prison

A former U.S. Marine accused by Iran of being a CIA spy pleaded his case to the Iranian leadership in a letter written from detention, a few days after he was sentenced in a secret court to 10 years in prison.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps

Fri Apr 18, 2014

O-R Online

Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000

Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services did not meet staffing requirements several times this year at three prisons, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in the letter obtained by the Associated Press.


Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Reformatory for Women, State Prisons

Westland Observer

Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime


Study: Half Of Jailed NYC Teens Have Brain Injuries

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.


WKXW-FM Trenton

US Arrests About 80 Immigrants at Texas Camp

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.


Related Topix: McAllen, TX

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Charleston, MO, Southeast Correctional Center, State Prisons, Webster Groves, MO

Salisbury Journal

Briton, 18, dies in Syria conflict

The teenager is the nephew of Omar Deghayes who was held by the United States as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay detention camp between 2002 and 2007 after he was arrested in Pakistan.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

The Olympian

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

In this Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, Judge, Army Col. James Pohl halts the Sept.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Cuba, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News, Terrorism

National Public Radio

UN Security Council Meets On Rights In North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International ... (more)


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, South Korea

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Police search home of highway shooting suspect

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.


Related Topix: Explosion, Education Etc., US Military, US Navy, University of Mississippi

The Fresno Bee

Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is shown in this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo taken in Portland, Ore.


Related Topix: Clackamas County, OR, Oregon, Portland, OR, Multnomah (Portland, OR)