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2 hrs ago | Mirfield Today

Prison nurse who had sex with rapist in HMP Wakefield is struck off

Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry Picture shows prison officers Karen Cosford, 47, one of five prison officers charged in a plot to smuggle mobile phones into a Wakefield to a convicted rapist Brian McBride at Wakefield maximum security jail, also Cosford is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with the rapist Also charged are Jacqueline Flynn, 46, ... (more)

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4 hrs ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

Sheriffs Upset About State Moving Prisoners Out of County Jails

Sheriffs from across the state are gathering at the state Capitol to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plans to move inmates to new prison delayed

Plans to transfer hundreds of maximum security prisoners from the Iowa State Penitentiary have been delayed after problems with the heating and cooling system at the new facility have been discovered.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell says William Rousan was declared dead at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Prison, Bonne Terre, MO

WFIE-TV Evansville

Fired Kentucky prison doctor can keep private practice

The doctor fired after an inmate's death at Kentucky State Penitentiary will keep his private practice but may hire a lawyer as the state's investigation continues, his wife said Tuesday.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Florence prisoner serving additional time for inmate stabbing

This update just came in from the Pinal County Attorney's Office, saying Vance Johnson will now serve 28 years in prison for using a makeshift knife to stab a fellow inmate.

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San Francisco Bay View

We are relying on the legislature to rein in CDCR's gross abuse of power, this year

As a principal representative of the PBSP SHU Short Corridor Collective Human Rights Movement, I begin this personal perspective update with a shout out of solidarity and respect to all those inside and outside these prison walls who have put aside divisive race and culture differences in order to unite as a prisoner class and demand long overdue, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pelican Bay State Prison, Prison, August, CA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Man convicted in 1957 Illinois death appeals

In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo Jack McCullough, a 73-year-old former police officer, speaks during an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, Ill.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

Clayton Lockett, 38, was scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1999 shooting death of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, OK, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WTNH

Conn. inmate gets more time for slashing warden

A Connecticut inmate serving 56 years for felony murder has been sentenced to two more years in prison for slashing a deputy warden in the face with a sharpened toothbrush two years ago.

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Related Topix: Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution, Prison

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners

Sheriffs from across the state are gathering at the state Capitol to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Virginia agency preserves land at 4 state prisons

Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke says the agency is limiting industrial and commercial development on 428 acres at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarrett, 570 acres at Deep Meadow Correctional Center in Goochland County, 844 acres at Powhatan Correctional Center in Powhatan County, and 1,157 acres at Deerfield ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greensville Correctional Center, Prison, Deep Meadow Correctional Center, Goochland County, VA, Powhatan Correctional Center, Powhatan County, VA, Deerfield Correctional Center

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Delaware Inmate's Death Ruled Homicide

The certificate provided Steve Hampton, an attorney representing the family of 48-year-old Ronald Shoup of Lewes, shows that the Sussex Correctional Institution inmate "sustained lethal trauma while being restrained multiple times by prison response team."

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KHGI

Inmate pleads no contest in prison van crash

A Nebraska inmate has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van he was driving.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau.

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WKXW-FM Trenton

NJ Man Gets 30 Years for Old Bridge Killing

A man who killed his neighbor after she rebuffed his romantic advances has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison.

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Related Topix: Old Bridge, NJ, Prison, Middlesex County, NJ, Perth Amboy, NJ

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Native American sues Indiana prison over religion

A Native American is asking a federal judge to order the state to allow him and others to exercise their religion in an Indiana prison.

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Examiner.com

Kentucky prison under fire after inmate is starved to death

Studies by the US government have found over half of all jail and prison inmates have mental health issues, and suicide is the number one cause of death in local jails.

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FOX23

Physician fired after Kentucky inmate starves to death

One doctor has been fired and another is being dismissed from the Kentucky State Penitentiary after an inmate went on a hunger strike and committed suicide by starving himself to death.

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WETK-TV Colchester

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Tuesday, April 22, 10 p.m. on VPT Wednesday, April 23, 3 a.m. on VPT Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m. on World Wednesday, April 23, 9 p.m. on World Thursday, April 24, 2 a.m. on World Thursday, April 24, 10 a.m. on World Thursday, April 24, 4 p.m. on World Sunday, April 27, 2 a.m. on VPT An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even ... (more)

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