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3 hrs ago | KFVS12

Illinois postal worker admits stealing packages

A St. Louis woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison after admitting she opened and stole packages while working as a supervisor at a southwestern Illinois post office.


Related Topix: Prison, East St. Louis, IL

3 hrs ago | KFVS12

Rifles, knives in Farmer investigation being sold

Customized rifles and pocket knives that helped lead to the downfall of former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer are being auctioned off next month.


Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Prison

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Fla. detective guilty in credit fraud, ID theft

A South Florida police detective is facing federal prison time after a jury convicted him in an identity theft and credit card fraud case.


Related Topix: Prison

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Man gets 11 years for methamphetamine conviction

A DeSoto, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in western Arkansas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 11A1 2 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, DeSoto, TX, Prison

Mississippi authorities look to Jefferson Parish for justice in Jaren Lockhart murder

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office detectives who toiled to investigate the murder of Jaren Lockhart knew two significant dates were fast approaching.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Hancock County, MS, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Man charged with beer mug assualt admits to strangling girlfriend

Rupert James Duncan, 29, pleaded guilty in 8th District Court to aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.


Related Topix: Prison

The Tallahassee O

Former Federal Correctional Officer Pleas Guilty To Sexual Relations With Inmate

Angel Santiago, 43, of Ambrose, Georgia, pleaded guilty today to knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a federal prisoner.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee, Federal Correctional Institution, Miami, US News, Tallahassee, FL


Attorney appointed for woman accused of killing newborn infants

An attorney was appointed Monday for a West Valley woman accused of killing six of her children shortly after giving birth as prosecutors asked for additional time to review evidence before filing formal charges.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Provo, UT, Utah County, UT, Pleasant Grove, UT, Prison

The Jersey Journal

Edison man sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for child-pornography crimes

A Middlesex County man was sentenced today in federal court to 18 years in prison after having previously pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, authorities said.


Related Topix: Edison, NJ, Prison, Middlesex County, NJ, Metuchen, NJ

Democracy Now

Report: Admin Mulls Limiting Deportations for Immigrants Without Criminal Records

The Obama administration is expanding the criteria to decide which prisoners jailed for drug crimes can obtain clemency.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Suspect in teen prostitution case arrested in Las Vegas

A Southern California man arrested by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Las Vegas this afternoon for allegedly transporting a teenage Minnesota girl to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution.


Related Topix: Gardena, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Watertown Daily Times

Former Potsdam doctor sentenced to 8 years in prison for $36m IRS scam attempt

A former Potsdam orthodontist was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in federal prison for trying to cheat the Internal Revenue Service out of $36 million.


Related Topix: Tax, Prison, Saratoga County, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

My Mother Lode

3 sentenced for California immigrant smuggling

Three people who smuggled immigrants into the U.S. through a hole in California's border fence with Mexico and then flew them elsewhere have been sentenced.


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The Nation

Rural Counties Turn to Prisons for Economic Salvation

The New York Times recently took an in-depth look at one of the country's poorest regions, Appalachia, specifically McDowell County, in the piece "50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back."


Related Topix: McDowell County, WV, Prison, State Prisons, US News, Liberal Political News

Post and Courier

Remaining charges dismissed against Latham in murder-for-hire case

Former Charleston banker Chris Latham, 51, of Sullivan's Island, was convicted in February of aiding and abetting a plot to kill his estranged wife.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Sullivan's Island, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

USA Today

Thousands of prisoners could qualify for clemency

Thousands of federal offenders could become eligible for clemency consideration by President Obama under new guidelines set to be released later this week by the Justice Department.

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Related Topix: Eric Holder, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Washington Times

Ala. man sentenced for copyright violation

An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.


Related Topix: Prison, Huntsville, AL

The News Item

Handerhand asks court to set side prison sentence

Former Mount Carmel Borough Police Lieutenant Blaine Handerhan has once again asked a federal court to set aside his prison sentence on a child pornography charge.


Related Topix: Prison, Fort Dix, NJ, Pension, Personal Finance

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Escape Plan

Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a seasoned escape artist, who works for the government going undercover in prisons to test their security by breaking out of them.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Sylvester Stallone, Prison, Movies, Entertainment


Former Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Passes Away at Age 76

Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose career was cut short by a wrongful murder conviction that caused him to spend nearly two decades in federal prison, died Sunday following a battle with prostate cancer, the Associated Press reported: Carter had been battling terminal cancer since 2011.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, The Hurricane, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, Prison