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30 min ago | Bangor Daily News

More drug offenders could be released from prison, and why it should spur wider changes

Inmates at Maine State Prison posed for Biddeford photographer Trent Bell. His show "Reflect: Convicts letters to their younger shelves" opened last winter at Engine in Biddeford.

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11 hrs ago | New Urban Legends

Swatted

This story is circulating allo over the web; it claims a 15 year old got 25 year in jail as a domestic terrorist for "Swatting".

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

A man presumed to be the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, one of the leaders of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, will face trial on drug and other charges, the Attorney General's Office said, citing a ruling by a judge.

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Globe and Mail

Reducing parole is not a crime-reduction strategy

The prison yard of the Orsainville Detention Centre near Quebec City is shown on Saturday June 7, 2014.

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Forbes.com

Overcriminalization Comes To National Parks As People Who Fly Toys Face Six Months In Jail

I write about law and public policy, focusing mostly on security, technology and crime.

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The Countywide

Bee couple target of prison smuggling case

Federal investigators say that two Beeville residents have admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into a federal prison in Live Oak County.

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Related Topix: Prison, Beeville, TX, Live Oak County, TX, Federal Correctional Institution, Three Rivers

Pam's House Blend

Man Who Defrauded EPA Calls EPA "Fraudulent" on FOX

If you're John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you to call? Stossel's guest last night, Jay Lehr, was sentenced to six months-serving three-in a minimum security federal prison back in 1991, and his organization at the time was fined $200,000 .

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Prison

Sat Aug 30, 2014

TwinCities

John Walker, 77, led family spy ring

John Walker, an American who sold Navy secrets to the Soviets for 18 years in what has been described as one of the most damaging espionage operations of the Cold War, died Thursday in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.

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Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida Divorce: Real Housewives Of Atlanta Season 7 To Show Final Split?

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced - it's just a matter of when.

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New York Daily News

Hot pink rifle gets Wash. gang leader federal time

It's bright pink and packs only one shot, but it's powerful enough to send a reputed Washington state gang leader with a long rap sheet to federal prison, authorities say.

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WKYT

Inmate involved in terror plot being moved

An Iraqi man convicted of trying to ship arms and cash to Al-Qaida in Iraq is being moved to a new federal prison.

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NewsOne

RHOA's Apollo Nida Receives Details Of His Surrender

It has been a few weeks since "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star, Apollo Nida received his sentence of eight years in a federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering over $2.3 million via fake bank accounts.

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New York Daily News

Son of mob boss follows father to prison

He said he didn't want to "walk down the same path" as his father, but the son of mob boss Vincent Basciano is now following him to federal prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Driver of truck that killed Tampa toddler is barred from driving city vehicles

A Tampa water department employee who ran into and killed a toddler with a city truck Thursday night was visiting relatives on the job when the accident happened, a policy violation for which he has previously been disciplined, city officials said.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Two plead guilty to federal child porn charges

A 37-year-old man's photo editing skills gained him federal child pornography charges when he altered a picture of the son of a childhood friend to make it look like the boy was engaged in sexual activity.

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San Jose Mercury News

Oakland identity thief sentenced to 30 months for tax fraud scheme

A 33-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme in which he filed tax returns under other people's identities, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Click2Houston

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

John Walker, a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Prison, Butner, NC

Fox News

Chief of $800 million insurance fraud scheme sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Notorious Navy spy John Walker dies in NC federal prison

John Anthony Walker, the former Senior Warrant Officer from Norfolk who supplied the Soviets with damaging tactical and military data, died in federal prison on Thursday in Butner, North Carolina at age 77. 29 years ago, in 1985, Walker's career as a spy came to an end in Norfolk Federal Court after his ex-wife Barbara alerted authorities.

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Nova News Now

Halifax Police issue warning about high-risk offender

Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are warning the public that a man with a long history of violent behaviour is moving to the city.

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