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2 Fired After Teen Suicides At State Facility

Two officers have been fired and a manager has resigned after an independent review of two suicides at a youth detention center in East Tennessee.


Related Topix: Mountain View Youth Development Center, Prison, Dandridge, TN

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Jury restarts deliberations in Yankee Hill roommate slaying case

OROVILLE >> A jury restarted deliberations Thursday in the trial of a Yankee Hill man charged with killing his roommate in January 2012.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

Daily Mail

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Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Life, Food, Pizza, Social Software, Prison

The Republic

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Mountain Village woman arrested, charged with ATV assault

Woman charged with assault for hitting woman and child with four-wheeler: A Mountain Village resident has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a woman and her child with a four-wheeler, Alaska State Troopers report.


Related Topix: Mountain Village, AK, Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, Bethel, AK, Prison

Red Bank Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Fatal 2011 Stabbing

A Red Bank man who admitted he was responsible for the 2011 stabbing death of another Red Bank man was sentenced to 14 years in a New Jersey state prison, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.


Related Topix: Red Bank, NJ, Prison, Monmouth County, NJ

Arsonist Will Spend Decades in Prison For Fires Near Mount Helix

An ex-con who set a series of fires inside a Catholic church near Mount Helix, causing more than $200,000 damage, was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 27 to nearly 29 years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Spring Valley, CA

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Plainfield man pleads guilty to heroin, weapons offenses

A Plainfield man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.


Related Topix: Plainfield, NJ, Prison, Union County, NJ

Chicago Tribune

Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy

Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Man pleads not guilty in 2000 sexual assault

A Mukwonago, Wis., man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a wayside rest stop in 2000 has pleaded not guilty in Chippewa County Court.


Related Topix: Mukwonago, WI, Holcombe, WI, Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Prison


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

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

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

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.


Related Topix: Prison

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


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

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.


Related Topix: Prison

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

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,