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Karl Karlsen, the Seneca County man who told a judge last year he knocked a pickup truck onto his son's chest and walked away to let his son die, now wants to appeal his guilty plea.
A Utah man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of an elderly Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction for kidnapping during a botched carjacking at a West Wendover casino.
Parole is being considered for Leslie Ellifritz and Joseph Keven Fitzgibbon, convicted of separate murders committed in Jefferson and Shawnee counties in 1981.
The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by Oct. 1 to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system.
Fighters with the Islamic State group captured a major military air base in Syria's northeast on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said.
I believe that a lot of racial tension in California prisons comes from this: The end of hostilities is being misinterpreted.
A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison.
It appears that Sacramento may sneak out of August with just one 100-degree day.
An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.
A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin.
Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for ... (more)
The man charged with the March stabbing death of Woodland resident Scott Michael Zumbrum faces 13 years in state prison for his crimes after a plea deal was reached.
An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton has been shot and killed by a guard while fighting in the yard.
A 43-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in state prison for crimes over two days in 2012, including shooting at an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy and holding another man hostage at gunpoint for hours.
The Alabama Supreme Court says an inmate can't sue correctional officers over a stabbing in the state prison in Bullock County.
Dan Huff rests after a long day's work. He spent much of his life incarcerated in the California prison system.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 01:35 am
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