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3 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Mass. corrections chief resigns at Patrick's request

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Bridgewater State Hospital

8 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, Prison

8 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

State prison chief resigns over Bridgewater investigation

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Bridgewater State Hospital

10 hrs ago | KMIZ

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Taylor

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Bonne Terre, MO

14 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

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.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government

16 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

10 Things to Know for Thursday, July 24

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.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Iraq, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors

20 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Henry Co. Judge Rejects Furlough Request From Inmate

A judge in Tennessee has rejected a medical furlough request from an inmate awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder.


Related Topix: Henry County, TN, Donald, TN, Buchanan, TN, Prison

22 hrs ago |

Phil Spector makes new appeal

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Entertainment

Yesterday | Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Asbury Park Press

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Check out this story on 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.


Related Topix: Prison, Florence, AZ

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico man sentenced to more than 25 years state prison for attack, shooting

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.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Prison

NBC Dallas

LA Ex-Councilman Convicted of Fraud

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)


Related Topix: Prison, Panorama-City, CA

CBS Local

Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

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.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison

Sadie Silver: School principal arrested for smuggling drugs to son in prison

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Education Etc., Coxsackie Correctional Facility, New York Daily News

Journal and Courier

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workersCourt:...

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

KFMB-TV San Diego

Father of teen found with gun at school pleads guilty to charges

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.


Related Topix: Chula Vista, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Prison


First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Courier News

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun controlLETTER: Fight...

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun control Weapons aren't the problem, it's the criminals using them Check out this story on 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)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Draper, UT, Utah State Prison, Prison, Chris Christie, US Governors, Opinion

Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

The tentative payout is believed to be among the largest in Denver's history to resolve a civil rights case.


Related Topix: Prison

The Baltimore Sun

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

A former corrections officer was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for assaulting an inmate in 2008 in retaliation for a prior incident involving another officer, authorities said.


Related Topix: Roxbury Correctional Institution, Prison, US News