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59 min ago | Nashua Telegraph

Judge suspends prison sentence of Hudson man convicted in 2011 accidental shooting death of friend

About 20 minutes before a judge granted Christopher Bazar's request to suspend the remainder of his sentence for accidentally killing his friend in 2011, he reflected on the 34 months he's spent behind bars.


Related Topix: Hudson, NH, Hillsborough County, NH, Prison

59 min ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

New York City man has home invasion charges in Massena satisfied by...

A New York City man charged for his role in an alleged home invasion in the spring of 2013 in Massena has had his local charges satisfied by a felony conviction in Cortland County.


Related Topix: Massena, NY, Cortland County, NY, Prison, Queens, NY, New York, NY

2 hrs ago | CBS Local

I-Team Exclusive: Neighbors Received No Warning About Escaped Prisoner In Montgomery County

Montgomery County officials now confirm neighbors, living adjacent to the county prison in Eagleville, were never alerted that a prisoner had escaped Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Eagleville, PA, Prison

3 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

LA man gets prison in abandoned van dog death

A Los Angeles man accused of leaving a dog to die from the heat inside an abandoned stolen van has been sentenced to more than a year in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison

5 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Brick parolee charged in robbery, stabbing of gas station attendant

BRICK - A Brick Township man paroled two months ago has been charged with stabbing a local gas station attendant in broad daylight on Labor Day after robbing him, authorities said today.


Related Topix: Brick, NJ, Prison, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Annandale, NJ

5 hrs ago | WSOCTV

2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.


Related Topix: Prison, Robeson County, NC

8 hrs ago | Fox News

'Shawshank' prison gets boost

The prison featured in the 1994 movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is getting a new lease on life as a tourist attraction after escaping demolition.


Related Topix: Ohio State Reformatory, Prison, Mansfield, OH, Travel

12 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Prisons and Power

Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional facilities are adequately prepared for emergencies.


Related Topix: Vandalia Correctional Center

12 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Joran Van der Sloot films self in jail

The 27-year-old convicted killer was transferred to a maximum security prison last month and quickly went on a hunger strike to protest the jail's conditions.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security

12 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Aaron Powell to be sentenced in double murder

Aaron Powell to be sentenced in double murder A jury took two hours to convict the Binghamton man of killing two people Check out this story on Aaron Powell was found guilty in the murders of his estranged wife and her friend in the Town of Binghamton.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Prison, Broome County, NY

15 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

Prison dogs tension-relievers for mentally ill inmates

Michael Bowen, 32, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2008, demonstrates his training with therapy dog Lazy Daisy during a 15-minute break from daily life.


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

19 hrs 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.


Related Topix: Prison

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