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1 hr ago | FOX23

State prison for former volunteer who admitted to arson

Smith pleaded guilty in March to setting a string of fires at the West Glens Falls Fire Department in 2012.


Related Topix: Prison, West Glens Falls, NY

2 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Authorities: State prison inmate in Safford dies

Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Safford is dead and it appears to be a suicide.


Related Topix: Prison, Maricopa County, AZ

3 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Judge refuses Indianaa s inmatea s request for execution

A northern Indiana judge has turned down the request of a murder convict who asked to be executed even though he wasn't sentenced to death.


Related Topix: Prison, Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, IN

5 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

Monroe County DA talks about arrest of Michael Caruthers on rape charges

There is new insight today on a case many of you have been talking about. The Monroe County District Attorney sat down with us to talk about the arrest of a man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.


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7 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Hercules man convicted of murder in botched marijuana robbery

A Hercules man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for his role in an alleged scheme to steal marijuana from a man at an Alameda apartment complex three years ago that resulted in the intended victim's death.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Alameda, CA, Prison, Alameda County, CA

12 hrs ago | 10News

Oceanside man to be sentenced in killing

An Oceanside man who killed his estranged girlfriend during an argument over her new boyfriend, then stashed her body under a bed near their sleeping children, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday at the Vista Courthouse.


Related Topix: Prison

16 hrs ago | 106.7 KISS FM

Nurse Gets Prison Time for ID Theft Scheme

A hospital nurse has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison for an identity theft scheme using patient information.


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17 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Special prosecutor named to investigate 2009 death

Attorney General Martha Coakley has named a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 2009 death of a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bridgewater State Hospital, Prison, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

19 hrs ago | Red Bank Green

Rumson: Man Charged in Oxford O.D.

An Avon-by-the-Sea man has been charged for allegedly supplying the heroin that led to the overdose death of a resident of Rumson's Oxford House rehab facility last October, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Rumson, NJ, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Prison

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, John Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia.


Related Topix: Prison, South America, World News, Colombia, Maximum Security,

The Leaf-Chronicle

Woman charged with assaulting 76-year-old manWoman charged with...

Woman charged with assaulting 76-year-old man An elderly man told police his roommate bit and threw a chair at him Check out this story on On Aug. 6, police arrived to a house in the 3000 block of Churchplace Avenue.


Related Topix: Prison, Montgomery County Jail


Parolee accused of Liberty Pole rape accused of past sexual incident

He's accused of raping a 14 year old girl- just hours after his release from state prison.


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The Capital-Journal

Topeka corrections officer faces sex charges after inmate comes forward

Bryon P. Dixon, 37, of Topeka, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with unlawful sexual relations with an inmate 16-years-old or older on Aug. 5. A redacted version of the original probable cause affidavit, obtained through an open records request, indicated Dixon was employed at the Topeka Correctional Facility - which houses ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Topeka, KS, Shawnee County, KS, Topeka Correctional Facility

The Bugle

Robert Reed gets 18 years for killing Krystal Forest

Robert Reed sat quietly Monday in Superior Court to hear his sentence for killing Verde Valley woman Krystal Forest.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Prison, El Paso, TX

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Missouri prisoner beaten to death by cellmate

An inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center is dead after succumbing to injuries he sustained when his cellmate beat him severely on Aug. 9. According to the Cole County Sheriff's Department, 35-year-old Mark Melton, who was serving a sentence for first-degree attempted sodomy, was beaten by his cellmate, identified only as a 33-year-old ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Jefferson City Correctional Center, Cole County, MO

Driver of man accused of shooting at cop pleads guilty

The Harrisburg man police say was driving when his passenger stood up in the car's sunroof, aimed a hunting rifle with a scope at a state trooper, and fired a shot, faces up to eight years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Cumberland County, PA

The Times of Trenton

Trenton man imprisoned for manslaughter faces new charges in 2005 murder

TRENTON -- A Trenton man already imprisoned for manslaughter has been charged with the 2005 murder of another city man, authorities said today.


Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, Northern State Prison, Prison

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

NDOC: Suicide suspected in convicted killer's death

Authorities say a man who was serving a murder sentence in a southern Nevada prison has died in an apparent suicide.


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The Post-Standard

Inside an abandoned New York state prison for sale in Oneida County

Queen Anne's lace, sumac and ragweed have taken over the grounds of the former Oneida Correctional Facility in the three years since New York state moved the prisoners out and put it up for sale.


Related Topix: Prison, Oneida Correctional Facility, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Arthur Kill Correctional Facility


Nashville prison adds body scanner to help catch contraband

Riverbend Maximum Security Prison is the first testing ground for a body scanner that will check visitors and staff for contraband.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security