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HBO's Left-Wing John Oliver Blasts Privatization of Prisons

John Oliver used the Sunday July 20 edition of HBO's Last Week Tonight as a platform to condemn the privatization of the American prison system.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Man sentenced for hiding cocaine in a surfboard

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Jesse Herrera was sentenced Monday following his arrest in February at Los Angeles International Airport.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno man gets 3 years in federal prison in money laundering case

A 72-year-old Fresno man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to money laundering charges.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

Kevin Lauricella, 29, of Thousand Oaks was also ordered to pay $5.7 million in restitution to Bank of America and forfeit the home that he bought with some of the bribe money, prosecutors said.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg man sentenced on child pornography charges

A Hattiesburg man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in federal prison for production of child pornography and 7 years for possession of child pornography.

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CBS Local

Ex-BSO Lt. Sentenced For Role In Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

Another player in former attorney Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi fraud has faced the music for his role in the scam.

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The Town Talk

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system

Sharon Cyr, 57, holds a photograph of her companion, David Clark, who passed away last year.

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The Hartford Courant

Ernie Newton Seeks Redemption And His Old House Seat

When former Sen. Ernie Newton campaigned door-to-door recently here in his hometown, not a single person asked about the federal prison term he served on felony charges in a political corruption scandal.

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I4U Future Technology News

The Fraud of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' Husbands

First, Real Housewives of Atlanta 's Apollo Nida landed an eight-year federal prison sentence for fraud .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Times Leader

US Sentencing Commission supports early release for 46,000 drug felons

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

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The Times-Tribune

Partners sue Powell over kids-for-cash

In a lawsuit filed Friday, former business partners accused convicted kids-for-cash attorney Robert Powell of misleading them into business decisions that led to major financial losses.

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The Modesto Bee

Assault survivor tells her story in new book

Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Karen Mathews stands by a statue of Lady Justice at the Stanislaus County Courthouse after a verdict was reached in 1997 involving nine people accused of beating her.

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CBS Local

Ex-Corrections Officer, Others Get Prison In Fraud

A former Miami-Dade County corrections officer and three others have been sentenced for operating an identity theft and tax fraud ring using identities of current and former prisoners.

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KCRG

Iowa Man Sentenced for Obscene Material

A 60-year-old southwest Iowa man has been sentenced five years in federal prison for using a computer to transport obscene material.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Man Gets 23 Years in Federal Prison for Child Porn

A southeast Nebraska man has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Health to keep Whittemore out of Reno-area prison

According to documents filed by his attorneys last September, the 61-year-old Whittemore suffers from diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this June 20, 2014 photo, Scott Walker speaks during an interview at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill.

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ABC News

5 Things to Know About Drug Laws, Prison Sentences

Decades of tough drug laws have contributed to a dramatic rise in the federal prison population, with inmates serving more time behind bars.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Omaha Man Sentenced To 10 Years On Sex Trafficking Charges

LeAnne Morman is an Omaha native. Always interested in news and current events, she caught the broadcasting bug early at 16, when she began anchoring the morning newscasts at Omaha Northwest High School.

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Christian Science Monitor

Drug offenders in federal prisons can seek shortened sentences

Scott Walker speaks during an interview in June at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill.

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