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1 hr ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Pa. man seeks new trial in fatal 2011 crash

A central Pennsylvania man convicted of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in a crash that killed one of his friends and critically injured two others is seeking a new trial.


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5 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Valley State Prison emphasizing water conservation

With water less plentiful than in past years because of California's drought, Valley State Prison is doing its part to conserve.


Related Topix: Prison, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Central California Women's Facility

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Camera

Kelsey Grammer forgives sister's killer but doesn't want him released

Actor Kelsey Grammer on Tuesday offered his forgiveness to the man who raped and killed his sister in 1975, but he said he wants to see him remain behind bars.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Buena Vista Correctional Facility

Bangor Daily News

Orono man pleads guilty to 15 of 135 sex abuse charges involving 4 victims

An Orono man pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012.


Related Topix: Orono, ME, Penobscot, ME, Penobscot County, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Maine Correctional Center, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.


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Courier News

Teacher gets prison term for sex assault of studentsTeacher gets...

Teacher gets prison term for sex assault of students Jaclyn Melillo admitted to sexually assaulting two male teens last year Check out this story on A former English teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School has been sentenced to four years in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage male ... (more)


Related Topix: Sayreville, NJ, Prison, New Brunswick, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

WKXW-FM Trenton

Former teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

A former New Jersey high school teacher who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison.


Related Topix: Middlesex County, NJ, Sayreville, NJ, Prison

The Fresno Bee

Man pleads no contest to torturing dog

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that 32-year-old Alan Benjamin Velete of Redwood will be sentenced to no more than three years in state prison in the plea deal.


Related Topix: Prison, San Mateo County, CA

The Times Leader

Andre Fuller pleads guilty in 2013 shooting of Wilkes-Barre teen

Appearing before a judge on what was supposed to be the start of a trial Monday, Andre Fuller instead agreed to plead guilty to a charge of attempted homicide in the Aug. 3, 2013 shooting of William Uggiano, then 19. Fuller was sentenced to six to 12 years in a state prison.


Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Prison, Luzerne County, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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