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53 min ago | Detroit Free Press

Rochester Hills man sentenced for jury tampering

A Rochester Hills man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for jury tampering and lying to federal agents.


Related Topix: Rochester Hills, MI, Prison

5 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Thousands of prisoners treated for mental illness

The nation's largest prison system has spent more than $36.5 million on psychotropic drugs to treat thousands of offenders in the past four years, according to federal Bureau of Prisons data supplied to USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Prison, North Carolina

9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Ex-top staffer to South Texas sheriff gets prison

The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to report a crime.


Related Topix: Hidalgo County, TX, Prison, McAllen, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

ABC 33/40

Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges ... (more)


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KTEN-TV Denison

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other... The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and ... (more)


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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center diesFederal prisoner in...

Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri.


Related Topix: Prison, Springfield, MO

Fighting for freedom: Former gang leader teaches boxing, hopes to stay out of federal prison

It's mid-afternoon on a sunny summer Saturday in Holland and teens are starting to arrive at the northside apartment of their boxing coach Frankie Cisneros.


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Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.


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Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office shows Jordie L. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.


Related Topix: Youngstown, OH, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Booze, boats and DMR: New details revealed about DMR case as Scott Walker sentenced to prison

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Scott Walker, a private consultant and former congressional staffer, to 18 months in prison, saying beforehand Walker and his father abused the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, D'Iberville, MS, Ocean Springs, MS, Prison

Lexington Herald-Leader

Appeals court upholds former Lexington attorney's conviction in oil scam

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found no mistakes in the handling of the cases of former Lexington attorney Bryan Coffman, 51, and Tennessee businessman Gary Moss Milby, 60. Both men were convicted in May 2011 of multiple charges of mail, wire and securities fraud.


Related Topix: Lexington, KY, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Prison


Texas Woman Used Bingo Cash To Buy Assault Rifles

Yadira Garcia, 35, of Alamo, could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in federal prison after she was convicted of lying on purchase records for five assault rifles she says she used bingo winnings to pay for.


Related Topix: Prison, Harlingen, TX, World News, Mexico, McAllen, TX


Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic samples of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.


Related Topix: Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

Daily Herald

2 Illinois gang members plead guilty to conspiracy

The Journal-Star reports 26-year-old Aeiral Yarbrough and 24-year-old Deona White pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday.


Related Topix: Illinois, Prison

KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, Texas, Prison, January

Lottery-Winning Waltham Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence in Child Porn Case

Paul Manganelli, the Waltham police officer who won $1 million on a 2011 lottery ticket has been convicted of federal pornography charges.


Related Topix: Lottery, Prison

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Shiprock man pleads guilty to stalking, shooting at vehicle

A 34-year-old Shiprock man pleaded guilty Monday in district court to two felony counts for firing shots at his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend and threatening the couple in numerous voice mails.


Related Topix: Shiprock, NM, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

News 4 Jax

Man sentenced for receiving child porn

A 23-year-old St. Johns County man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and four months in federal prison for receiving child pornography over the Internet.


Related Topix: St Johns County, FL, Prison

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.


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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Ohio, Prison