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1 hr ago | The News-Star

Criminal justice system has become caretaker for mentally ill, emotionally disturbed

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, a 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Report: Man Climbed Atop Basketball Hoop in Escape

A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday.


Related Topix: Prison, Yavapai County, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ

8 hrs ago |

Man climbed atop basketball hoop in jail escape

A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.


Related Topix: Yavapai County, AZ, Prison

12 hrs ago |

Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Prison, Florence, AZ, Pima County, AZ

14 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Tupac's Race Killer Prison Pal TalksBy Michael Daly

Joey Fama, serving 32 years to life for the murder of 16-year-old Yusuf Hawkins, reveals how he and Tupac hit it off behind bars-and how his view of race changed.


Related Topix: Tupac, Rap, Prison, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, Clinton Correctional Facility

18 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois prison guard suffers concussion in attack

Jeremy Noelle is the Local Union Council 31 representative for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.


Related Topix: Prison, Illinois, Illinois Government, Shawnee Correctional Center

22 hrs ago | News Observer

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