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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.


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 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.


Related Topix: Prison, Florence, AZ

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.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Prison

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)


Related Topix: Prison, Panorama-City, CA

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.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison

Sadie Silver: School principal arrested for smuggling drugs to son in prison

Sadie Silver, a principal at a New York City school was arrested on Friday for trying to smuggle drugs inside a New York state correctional facility, according to CBS News.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Education Etc., Coxsackie Correctional Facility, New York Daily News

Journal and Courier

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workersCourt:...

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.


Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

KFMB-TV San Diego

Father of teen found with gun at school pleads guilty to charges

A man whose 14-year-old son brought his father's gun to Hilltop High School in Chula Vista pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of felony child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a felon.


Related Topix: Chula Vista, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Prison


First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Courier News

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun controlLETTER: Fight...

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun control Weapons aren't the problem, it's the criminals using them Check out this story on With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back older ... (more)


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Draper, UT, Utah State Prison, Prison, Chris Christie, US Governors, Opinion

Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement

The tentative payout is believed to be among the largest in Denver's history to resolve a civil rights case.


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The Baltimore Sun

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

A former corrections officer was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for assaulting an inmate in 2008 in retaliation for a prior incident involving another officer, authorities said.


Related Topix: Roxbury Correctional Institution, Prison, US News

Asbury Park Press

Man sentenced for having 24 kilograms of cocaineMan sentenced for...

Man sentenced for having 24 kilograms of cocaine State authorities have said the seized drugs had a "potential street value" of $750,000.


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WTEN-TV Albany

Virginia man sentenced to State Prison

Clarence Green, 27, was found guilty of one count of Robbery and one count of Grand Larceny after a jury trial on June 10. Green forcibly stole a bank deposit bag containing $900 from a victim who was walking the money from his place of employment to a nearby bank on December 26, 2013.


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The Modesto Bee

Pennsylvania man convicted in 'leftover' pot trial

Pisani was sentenced to 1 to 2 years in state prison after he was convicted of possessing hundreds of marijuana plants at his home in 2010.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Modesto, CA, Weird

WATE-TV Knoxville

Inmate from Knoxville killed at northeast Tenn. prison

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into what led up to an inmate being killed at Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Northeast Correctional Complex, Prison, Mountain City, TN

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Inmate Who Escaped In May Captured In VA

Beckley , West Virginia A West Virginia inmate who escaped in May is back in custody following his capture in Virginia.


Related Topix: Beckley, WV, Captured, Entertainment, Television, Beckley Correctional Center, Prison, Harrison County, WV

Empire State News

School principal charged with smuggling drugs into state prison

COXSACKIE The Brooklyn woman, who was arrested along with her boyfriend, for trying to smuggle drugs into the Coxsackie State Correctional Facility in Greene County is a principal of a New York City school.


Related Topix: Prison, Coxsackie, NY, Greene County, NY

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Nadia Lockyer lashes out at Kamala Harris on Facebook

Scott Carney, who endured sometimes withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Alameda County, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

West Virginia Metro

4 state inmates injured in Nicholas County traffic accident

Four inmates at a Fayette County prison work camp were injured in a Monday morning traffic accident on state Route 39 in Nicholas County.


Related Topix: Nicholas County, WV, Fayette County, WV, Prison, Summersville, WV