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2 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is led away in handcuffs in 1975 after she pointed at President Gerald Ford, in Sacramento, Calif.
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6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Raymond Roth, who faked his own death and then pretended to be a cop when he tried to lure a woman into his van, is led out of the Nassau County Court after an appearance in his criminal court case.
11 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
A Kentucky lawmaker is pledging to hold hearings on prison medical issues after an inmate at a maximum-security facility starved to death on a hunger strike.
15 hrs ago | CBS Local
A New York court says the gunman who killed six and wounded 19 people on a New York commuter train about two decades ago tried to incite a deadly riot at an upstate prison.
18 hrs ago | KSL-TV
His attorney, Michale Langford, told Judge Tena Campbell there were some problems with Angilau being held at the Weber County Jail instead of the Utah State Prison during the trial.
A Manhattan man will spend the next 40 years behind bars for kidnapping his former foster mother.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.
Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.
Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.
A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland correctional officer to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in the beating of a state prison inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.
A convicted multiple killer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
A plea deal has been reached with one of the four men accused of being responsible for a double homicide in the town of Carroll last year.
The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.
A federal judge is hearing arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a South Dakota State Penitentiary guard slain by inmates three years ago.
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)
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.
Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell says William Rousan was declared dead at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.