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1 hr ago | Anchorage Daily News

Families seeks answers in pair of jail deaths

Each wants the Alaska Department of Corrections to explain how and why two young people -- one sick with mental illness, the other with severe alcoholism -- died in their jail cells within a week of each other this month.

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Related Topix: Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Prison, Anchorage Correctional Complex, Iliamna, AK, Anchorage, AK

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MLive.com

Report: Eric Knysz, convicted murderer of state trooper, clinically brain dead

Eric John Knysz, the Irons man convicted of murdering Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II, has been declared clinically brain dead after Monday's suicide attempt, a Grand Rapids TV station has reported.

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Related Topix: Irons, MI, Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, Prison, Mason County, MI

WFAA-TV Dallas

UNT lab solves 40-year mystery of missing SD girls

ELK POINT, S.D. Authorities announced Tuesday that the skeletal remains found inside a car last September belonged to two teens who had been missing for 40 years and that they had died in a car crash.

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Related Topix: Elk Point, SD, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Tooele man charged for rape three years ago

A former Tooele man has been charged for a rape that allegedly happened more than three years ago.According to a police report, in October 2010 a 17-year-old girl asked a friend's boyfriend, Jesus Antonio Cabrera, then 19, to come over and help her with her homework.

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Related Topix: Tooele, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Central Utah Correctional Facility

Alamogordo Daily News

Alamogordo man sentenced to three years for 2013 sexually assault

Daily News Donald Benson, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a La Luz woman in 2013, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday.

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Related Topix: Alamogordo, NM, La Luz, NM, Prison, Otero County, NM

Gawker

Man Sentenced to 18 Months in State Prison for Peeing on the Alamo

The state of Texas might take its history a little too seriously: On Monday, a Texas man was sentenced to 18 months in state prison for pissing on the Alamo.

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Related Topix: Prison

WOWT-TV Omaha

Judge OKs $2 Million Settlement After Deadly Prison Van Crash

A judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate.

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KELO-TV Sioux Falls

James McVay Gets Death Sentence

Just after 6 p.m. Monday night the jury decided that McVay should be put to death by lethal injection.

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Related Topix: South Dakota State Penitentiary, Prison, Sioux Falls, SD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minnehaha County, SD

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lowell Sun

Fitchburg woman pleads guilty, gets prison for stealing nurse's identity

A Fitchburg woman was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of a retired nurse to get a job at a Fitchburg nursing home.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Prison, Leominster, MA, Worcester County, MA, Worcester, MA

MLive.com

Convicted murderer of Michigan state trooper on life support after suicide attempt

Eric John Knysz , the convicted murderer of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II, has attempted suicide and is "on a ventilator at this time," First Lt.

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Related Topix: Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, Prison

KSL-TV

Prison inmates grateful for new therapy dog training program

Therapy dogs are being trained at the Utah State Prison, thanks to a new program that many call a "three-fold rescue."

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Related Topix: Utah State Prison, Prison

NewsandSentinel.com

Report: cost of lost Ohio inmate property rising

A new report says the cost of lost or stolen Ohio prison inmate property rose 28 percent over the past five years.

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Related Topix: Ohio Reformatory for Women, Prison

Northern Michigan News

Murder suspects were sex offenders under scrutiny

Two registered sex offenders arrested over the weekend on suspicion of killing four Southern California women over a five-month span have known each other since at least 2012, when they both cut their ankle bracelets and boarded a Greyhound bus to Las Vegas together using fake names.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Prison

UnionLeader.com

Ex-Salem cop indicted for assault of pursuit suspect

Freda allegedly later stepped on Templeton's hands while he was handcuffed and sitting on the ground.

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Related Topix: Salem, NH, Prison

The Leaf-Chronicle

Three Clarksville men charged in beating, robbery

Two Clarksville men were arrested Friday after allegedly spraying a man in the face with pepper spray, hitting him with a pipe and a metal pan, and robbing him.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, TN, Montgomery County Jail, Prison

WCAX-TV Burlington

Fatal fire caused by flammable liquid in woodstove

Police say a man killed in a house fire Friday was using a flammable liquid to light his woodstove.

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Related Topix: Fire, Vermont, Prison, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Insanity Plea To Send Man Accused of Trustee's Murder To Psychiatric Ward

The Vermont man accused of killing a California woman during a chance encounter in Littleton is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

My FOX LA

Robert Rizzo Faces Sentencing For Up To 8 Years In Prison

Robert Rizzo faces up to eight years in federal prison when he is sentenced today for a tax evasion scheme designed to offset the $1.1 million he was illegally paying himself as Bell's city administrator.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Bell, CA, Tax, Los Angeles, CA

13WHAM

Steuben Co. child killer denied parole

Smith, now 34, was 13 when he beat 4-year-old Derrick Robie to death in a wooded area in Savona, Steuben County, in 1993.

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Related Topix: Prison, Collins Correctional Facility

San Francisco Bay View

California moves to curb solitary confinement

In a forest clearing on the storm-swept Pacific coast near the California-Oregon border in the town of Crescent City, whose 7,394 inhabitants used to be lumberjacks and fishermen and now are prison guards, lies the infamous Pelican Bay State Prison, housing 2,753 amazing men the state calls the "worst of the worst" in conditions of incessant ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison, Crescent City, CA, Pelican Bay State Prison

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