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2 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, California, California Government

2 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

Virus outbreaks in 4 prisons limit visitation

Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, tells The Denver Post that 244 inmates are sick at facilities in Denver, Canon City and Pueblo.


Related Topix: Canon City, CO, Prison, Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Fremont Correctional Facility

6 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

NC fugitive on run for 40 years may be in custody

A North Carolina fugitive on the run for more than 40 years is believed to have been captured in Iowa.


Related Topix: Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Prison, Huntersville, NC

10 hrs ago |

Focus on rights, UN official says

The Western-style justice system might be considered 'the elixir to all ills' in English-speaking countries, David Marshall said Friday, but it is an alien concept to tribal cultures in Afghanistan, the Mideast, Africa and elsewhere.


Related Topix: Africa, Tribal, World News, South Sudan, Prison

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Fourth defendant sentenced for 2012 Midway shooting

Oroville >> The fourth of five defendants involved in a 2012 vehicle-to-vehicle shooting on the Midway was sentenced Friday.


Related Topix: Prison, Chico, CA

WBUR-AM Boston

Lawsuit Against Bridgewater State Hospital Settled

A Brookline mother who sued the state prisons department over what she called the illegal restraint of her son at a psychiatric facility has agreed to settle her lawsuit after the hospital said it would change how it treats her son.


Related Topix: Bridgewater State Hospital, Prison


Federal jury awards $18 million each to 2 men exonerated in '84 killing, rape

John Restivo talks with Heather Halstead and Melissa Lullo after a jury awarded $18 million to him in a wrongful imprisonment case in Central Islip on Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Lynbrook, NY, Nassau County, NY

Prince George Citizen


A U.S. man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his eventual incarceration became public.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Missouri, Southeast Correctional Center, Charleston, MO

APNewsBreak: Ohio prison vendor fined $142,000

The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines.


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Nelsonville, OH, Ohio Reformatory for Women

WLKY-TV Louisville

Death row inmate sentenced to 65 years in 2nd killing



Related Topix: Prison, Clarksville, IN, Death Penalty, Vanderburgh County, IN

The Campbell Reporter

Pleasanton: Teen who bragged about speeding found guilty in death of Dublin cyclist

As families on both sides of the case wept, Pleasanton teen Cody Hall pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter Thursday for a 2013 accident that killed a Dublin woman and injured her husband while the couple was out on a Sunday bike ride.


Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Dublin, CA, Prison

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Navarre woman sentenced to state prison in animal cruelty case

Toni A. Phelps, who left three dogs and three cats to die when her Navarre-area home was foreclosed on in 2012, will serve prison time and 10 years probation for cruelty to animals.


Related Topix: Prison

KCBY-TV Coos Bay

Photos: Life in Oregon

Morrow County Commissioner Leann Rea holds a piece of wood from the original 1902 Morrow County Courthouse clock that has an embossed image of a factory on it, Thursday, April 10, 2014 during a tour at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton.


Related Topix: Morrow County, OR, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison, Heppner, OR

The Leaf-Chronicle

Clarksville man arrested for July 2013 home invasion, murder on Ranch Hill Drive

The Clarksville Police Department Homicide Unit has arrested a Clarksville man and charged him with a July 2013 home invasion and murder on Ranch Hill Drive.


Related Topix: Clarksville, TN, Montgomery County Jail, Prison

The Modesto Bee

State psychiatric prison under federal scrutiny

The state Department of Correction confirmed Wednesday that lawyers from the Disability Law Center arrived at the medium-security prison Tuesday to meet with administrators, gather records, and meet with patients.


Related Topix: Bridgewater State Hospital, Prison

Baltimore News

4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans.


Related Topix: Prison, Maryland Correctional Training Center, Hagerstown, MD

CBS Local

2 More Officers Sentenced In Inmate Assault

Federal prosecutors say two former correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.


Related Topix: Roxbury Correctional Institution, Prison

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Fire truck rams California eatery; 14 injured

The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Texas, Prison

News Observer

Bentley opponent releases tax return

Former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George of Baileyton reported that his only income was his paycheck as a correctional officer in a state prison.


Related Topix: Tax, Baileyton, AL, Prison

KMPH-TV Fresno

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Southeast Correctional Center, Charleston, MO