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Life Stories: Ralph Donald Edwards was a career prison administrator and pioneering farmer

Ralph Edwards sits on his tractor in Franklin County. His long career ended as director of state prisons, but he loved farming.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Prison

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis

Amnesty International France and La Boite a Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole.


Related Topix: Activism, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Prison, France, World News,


Former Iowa Inmate Convicted in Killing Dies

Kristina Fetters at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women on Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, Prison, Mitchellville, IA, Des Moines, IA

Asbury Park Press

Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbingWoman gets 20-year...

A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Camden County, NJ, Berlin, NJ

News9 Oklahoma City

Greer County Prison Escapee Captured In Texas

Officials say an inmate is back in custody after he escaped from a Greer County minimum security prison last Wednesday.


Related Topix: Greer County, OK, Oklahoma State Reformatory, Prison, Granite, OK, Bryan County, OK

Duncan Banner

Prisons expand their reach to train new officers

McAlester - Joshua Drake once was offered the chance to be a corrections officer but turned it down because he didn't want to leave his wife and aging parents for six weeks to train hundreds of miles away in El Reno.


Related Topix: McAlester, OK, El Reno, OK, Muskogee, OK, Taft, OK, Prison, Oklahoma State Penitentiary

The News Item

Landlord's death complicates cleanup No easy solution for this and other properties

Larry Deklinski/Staff Photo A partially demolished building at 717-719 N. Shamokin St., which was owned by Larry Burda, who died earlier this year, is shown Friday afternoon.


Related Topix: Shamokin, PA, Prison

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Oregonian

Inside Oregon prisons: Snake River lockup is biggest, with some of the baddest

Oregon's biggest prison held 3,056 prisoners on Friday and employed nearly 900 staffers, a corrections colossus that, if incorporated, would be the second-biggest city in Malheur County.


Related Topix: Prison, Malheur County, OR, Snake River Correctional Institution, Ontario, OR

WIBW-TV Topeka

Union Says Inmate Attacks On Guards Are Rising In Kansas

Rebecca Proctor, Executive Director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, says there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June.


Related Topix: Prison, Kansas Government, Kansas, Hutchinson Correctional Facility

WKXW-FM Trenton

Arizona execution renews debate over death methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


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

The Fresno Bee

California trying to cut water, but is it working?

Six months after his emergency declaration, many agencies and departments can't say whether their efforts to conserve water are sufficient because few have been comparing how much water they are using this year to last.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California State Prison, Sacramento, Prison, Sacramento, CA

Times Herald-Record

Plattekill man gets 20 years in prison for rape of woman, 80, in her home

A Town of Plattekill man was sentenced Friday in Ulster County Court to 20 years in state prison for raping an 80-year-old woman in her home.


Related Topix: Plattekill, NY, Prison, Ulster County, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

South Jersey School Bus Drivers Arrested for Child Porn

On Thursday, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced the arrest of 14 men on child pornography charges, as part of Operation Predator Alert II.


Related Topix: Prison, Salem County, NJ, Pennsauken, NJ

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz., where Joseph Rudolph Wood was put to death on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, San Bernardino County, CA, Berkeley, CA

WOZZ-FM Appleton

One man gets prison, another has hearing delayed i...

A Milwaukee man will spend three-and-a-half years in a state prison for helping rob a musician of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin.


Related Topix: Prison

The Modesto Bee

Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

Teresa Jacobo is the fourth person sentenced in a corruption scandal that left the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb teetering on the edge of financial ruin.


Related Topix: Prison, Modesto, CA

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured in north Texas

Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas.


Related Topix: Oklahoma State Reformatory, Prison

Press & Sun-Bulletin

N.Y. prison officers block journalists from tourist siteN.Y. prison...

N.Y. prison officers block journalists from tourist site State press association condemns interference; state says journalists violated policy Check out this story on An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they filmed at a public historic site on the grounds of an ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Saratoga County, NY, Wilton, NY


Man sentenced for killing toy store manager in '13

A former Toys R Us employee has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing his boss last year inside the Buffalo-area store where they both worked.


Related Topix: Prison

The Wichita Eagle

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Florence, AZ, Prison, Violent Crime