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1 hr ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

'Shawshank' movie fans converge on area

Movie fans came from Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati, as well as from Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and even Texas, this weekend to tour the old Ohio State Reformatory, view the oak tree from Malabar Farm and to hear stories about the making of the classic.


Related Topix: Michigan, Ohio State Reformatory, Prison

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County leads to health prolems

A report released today raises concerns about inmate cancers and other serious health ailments at a state prison that sits next to a massive Fayette County coal waste dump full of toxic fly ash.


Related Topix: Prison, State Correctional Institution - Fayette, Washington County, PA


Judge orders another evaluation for man accused of raping, killing cousin

A judge ordered another psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of raping and killing his cousin in her south Charlotte apartment four years ago.


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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Coast Guard rescues three stranded jet skiers near Hampton

The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their jet ski overturned and floated away a mile east of Fort Monroe on Thimble Shoal, according to Coast Guard officials.


Related Topix: Hampton, VA, Fort Monroe, Prison, Portsmouth, VA


Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate

Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Central Utah Correctional Facility, Utah

WSET-TV Lynchburg

3 rescued after jet ski overturns near Fort Monroe

The Coast Guard says in a news release that the men swam to the Thimble Shoal range towers and climbed on the towers after the jet ski overturned and floated away.


Related Topix: Fort Monroe, Prison

Curwensville Man Sentenced in Rape Case

Jeremie Thomas Suhoney Sr., 38, 421 Walnut St., Curwensville, pleaded guilty during plea and sentencing court in Clearfield County to rape, statutory sexual assault, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, criminal attempt/involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempt/aggravated ... (more)


Related Topix: Curwensville, PA, Clearfield County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Trinidad Guardian

Suriname leader's son confesses to - US attack plot' countryman remains in T&T prison

The son of the president of Suriname has confessed to attempting to facilitate Lebanese terrorism group Hezbollah to establish a South American outpost.


Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, Drugs, Maximum Security

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Post-Standard

Man who pleaded guilty to crushing son under truck now wants to appeal

Karl Karlsen, the Seneca County man who told a judge last year he knocked a pickup truck onto his son's chest and walked away to let his son die, now wants to appeal his guilty plea.


Related Topix: Seneca County, NY, Rochester, NY, Clinton Correctional Facility, Prison


McFarland appeals Nevada conviction in NV-UT spree

A Utah man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of an elderly Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction for kidnapping during a botched carjacking at a West Wendover casino.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sanpete County, UT, Ely State Prison, Prison

The Capital-Journal

Parole to be considered for convicted murderers

Parole is being considered for Leslie Ellifritz and Joseph Keven Fitzgibbon, convicted of separate murders committed in Jefferson and Shawnee counties in 1981.


Related Topix: Prison, Shawnee County, KS, Jefferson County, KS, Kansas, Lansing Correctional Facility

The Republic

State closing NW Indiana paramilitary boot camp

The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by Oct. 1 to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system.


Related Topix: Camp Summit, Prison


Front Pages from Around the Globe

Fighters with the Islamic State group captured a major military air base in Syria's northeast on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Prison

San Francisco Bay View

Ending hostilities means no more violence on the yards - period

I believe that a lot of racial tension in California prisons comes from this: The end of hostilities is being misinterpreted.


Related Topix: Riot, Salinas Valley State Prison, Prison

Denver Post

Prison dogs are tension-relievers for Colorado's mentally ill inmates

Michael Bowen, 32, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2008, hugs therapy dog Lazy Daisy before returning to his cell after a 15-minute session at the Centennial Correctional Facility on Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Centennial Correctional Facility, Pueblo, CO, San Carlos Correctional Facility

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crashMotorist gets prison...

A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Mays Landing, NJ, Landing, NJ, Estell Manor, NJ

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Sacramento: Here's what you need to know for Saturday

It appears that Sacramento may sneak out of August with just one 100-degree day.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, August, CA, Prison

Boise Weekly

Eastern Oregon Prison On Lockdown Following Shooting Death of Inmate

An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Violent Crime, Idaho Government, Idaho, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

CBS Local

State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin.


Related Topix: Prison, California State Prison, Sacramento, San Quentin, CA

The Fresno Bee

California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates

Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for ... (more)


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Prison