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3 hrs ago | GPB.org

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.

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

8 hrs ago | 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.

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12 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Modesto, CA

13 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

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.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma State Reformatory, Prison

14 hrs ago | 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 pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1mNaI4X 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)

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

18 hrs ago | 13WHAM

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.

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22 hrs ago | 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.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lowell Sun

Mass. corrections chief resigns at Patrick's request

The state's prison chief resigned Thursday after being asked by Gov. Deval Patrick to step aside due to the commissioner's handling of an investigation into abuse of a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

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Related Topix: Prison, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Bridgewater State Hospital

KNUS-AM Aurora

2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, Prison

Cape Cod Times

State prison chief resigns over Bridgewater investigation

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Patrick had asked for the resignation after Spencer delayed an internal investigation into the alleged physical abuse of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

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KMIZ

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Taylor

Taylor is scheduled to die at Sept. 10 at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing a suburban Kansas City service station attendant during a 1994 robbery.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government

Journal Gazette

10 Things to Know for Thursday, July 24

The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Iraq, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors

WTVF Nashville

Henry Co. Judge Rejects Furlough Request From Inmate

A judge in Tennessee has rejected a medical furlough request from an inmate awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder.

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Related Topix: Henry County, TN, Donald, TN, Buchanan, TN, Prison

Castanet.net

Phil Spector makes new appeal

Phil Spector has filed another appeal for his murder conviction. The 74-year-old music producer is serving a 19-year sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson and his legal team have filed a motion asking for a review of his conviction after his health declined.

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Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Asbury Park Press

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Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1mGTW7x The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico man sentenced to more than 25 years state prison for attack, shooting

An undated handout photo shows defendant Anthony Lavel Zeigler, 25. Zeigler was sentenced Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court in Oroville to more than 25 years state prison for a May 2013 stabbing and a January 2014 shooting in downtown Chico.

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NBC Dallas

LA Ex-Councilman Convicted of Fraud

Jurors were asked to decide whether the Alarcons lied about where they lived so the politician could qualify for public office Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and perjury counts against him in a trial stemming from accusations that he lied about where he lived so he could qualify ... (more)

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CBS Local

Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

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