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2 hrs ago | WLWT-TV Cincinnati
A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.
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6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
This undated photo released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Robert Eugene Hendrix.
10 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago
Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.
14 hrs ago | Long Island Business News
The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.
14 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
15 hrs ago | CBS News
A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning .
18 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg
The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
18 hrs ago | National Public Radio
The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.
William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.
On the popular sitcom "Seinfeld," fictitious letter carrier Newman hid bags of mail in Jerry's basement storage locker rather than deliver it.
A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.
A man holds a photograph of Peter Willcox during a protest for his release after being seized by the Russian coast guard on Sept.
An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)
An assistant high school football coach was found guilty of two misdemeanors in connection with the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that captured national attention, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.
A Moscow justice of the peace did not just fine Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny $8,400 on Tuesday for slandering a lawmaker, she left the door open to locking up the Kremlin's most vocal critic in prison for years.