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3 hrs ago | KRAV-FM Tulsa

Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

Chapman, who was convicted of shooting former Beatle John Lennon in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980, was denied parole for the fifth time Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.

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Related Topix: Attica Correctional Facility, Prison, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Inmates from several Alabama state prisons take a math class at J.F. Ingram State Technical College.

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Related Topix: Prison, Tutwiler Prison for Women, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CBS Local

Signal Hill Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2 Murders

A Signal Hill man has been sentenced to serve life in state prison without the possibility after being convicted of killing two men over a span more than a decade, authorities said Friday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime

Times Herald

Feds want 10 years for buyer of guns used in rampage

While Nguyen likely did not know that firearms she bought for William Spengler Jr. would be used in an ambush of volunteer firefighters, she did "place two tactical military-style weapons in the capable hands of a man who she knew had already killed his own grandmother," say court papers filed Thursday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Webster, NY, US News

Berkshire Eagle

Third suspect arraigned in Shirley prison murder

The alleged lookout man in the beating death of a 72-year-old inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center was ordered held without bail by a Clinton District Court judge Friday during his arraignment on a single murder charge.

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Berkshire Eagle

Contraband found in Vermont prison search

Police dogs searched two Vermont prisons this week and found homemade alcohol, chewing tobacco and 11 prescription drug pills at one facility and nothing at the other, police said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Northeast Correctional Complex, Northwest State Correctional Facility

KCTV5

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter has been freed from prison after 24 years behind bars.

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Related Topix: Prison, Houtzdale, PA

WAVE-TV Louisville

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic... By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Prison, Associated Press

CBS Local

Two Gunmen Charged In Harvey Hostage Standoff

A convicted murderer who was on electronic home monitoring as a condition of his parole was one of two men charged late Thursday with taking six children and two women hostage after a shootout with Harvey Police this week.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Dixmoor, IL, Prison, Cook County, IL

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

This undated file photo shows Han Tak Lee in Pennsylvania. After 24 years in prison, a U.S. district judge vacated Lee's state conviction and sentence on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, agreeing with a magistrate's conclusion that the science underpinning the case has been discredited.

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Times Herald

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Lowell Sun

Man arraigned in 2003 Fitchburg shooting death

A Lynn man with a lengthy criminal history was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Thursday afternoon, charged with shooting a Fitchburg man to death nearly 11 years ago.

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Related Topix: Dorchester, MA, Jamaica-Plain, MA, Prison

The Bennington Banner

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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Related Topix: Prison, Arapahoe County, CO, Kit Carson Correctional Center

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Murderer escapes to roof of prison building

A convicted murderer escaped his prison cell and made it to the roof of a building on the prison's property Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility

The Fresno Bee

Lemoore's Dave Hawk appeals murder verdict in ex-wife's disappearance

HANFORD, CA 08/28/09 Attorney Mark Coleman lays a hand on David Hawk after Hawk was found guilty in his murder trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hanford, CA, Fresno, CA, California State Prison, Corcoran, Prison

MassLive.com

Felicito Rivera of Springfield found guilty of rape of a child in retrial; sent to state prison

A Springfield man was sentenced to five to seven years in state prison after a Hampden Superior Court jury found him guilty of rape of a child.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Prison, Holyoke, MA

KRNV-TV Reno

Ex-guard remains jailed in prison cellphone case

A Las Vegas judge is questioning the source of bail money that a former Nevada state prison guard wants to post so he can serve house arrest while facing charges that he smuggled contraband to Las Vegas Strip shooting suspect Ammar Harris.

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