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3 hrs ago | Lowell Sun
The state's prison chief resigned Thursday after being asked by Gov. Deval Patrick to step aside due to the commissioner's handling of an investigation into abuse of a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.
8 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora
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8 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times
The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Patrick had asked for the resignation after Spencer delayed an internal investigation into the alleged physical abuse of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.
10 hrs ago | KMIZ
Taylor is scheduled to die at Sept. 10 at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing a suburban Kansas City service station attendant during a 1994 robbery.
14 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles
The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.
16 hrs ago | Journal Gazette
The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.
20 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville
A judge in Tennessee has rejected a medical furlough request from an inmate awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder.
22 hrs ago | Castanet.net
Phil Spector has filed another appeal for his murder conviction. The 74-year-old music producer is serving a 19-year sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson and his legal team have filed a motion asking for a review of his conviction after his health declined.
Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1mGTW7x The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.
An undated handout photo shows defendant Anthony Lavel Zeigler, 25. Zeigler was sentenced Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court in Oroville to more than 25 years state prison for a May 2013 stabbing and a January 2014 shooting in downtown Chico.
Jurors were asked to decide whether the Alarcons lied about where they lived so the politician could qualify for public office Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and perjury counts against him in a trial stemming from accusations that he lied about where he lived so he could qualify ... (more)
A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.
Sadie Silver, a principal at a New York City school was arrested on Friday for trying to smuggle drugs inside a New York state correctional facility, according to CBS News.
Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.
A man whose 14-year-old son brought his father's gun to Hilltop High School in Chula Vista pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of felony child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a felon.
LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun control Weapons aren't the problem, it's the criminals using them Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1rzQdAv With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back older ... (more)
The tentative payout is believed to be among the largest in Denver's history to resolve a civil rights case.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:57 pm
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