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13 min ago | ABC News

California Prisons Alter Treatment of Mentally Ill

California prison officials on Friday pledged to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.


Related Topix: Prison, Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, CA

4 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Indiana man sentenced to 13 years in prison attack

An Indiana man charged in the death of a fellow inmate last year in the New Castle Correctional Facility has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Indiana, New Castle Correctional Facility

7 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Hollister Conviction

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who died while serving time for the 2009 death of a woman.


Related Topix: Kansas, El Dorado Correctional Facility, Prison

11 hrs ago | The Gloucester County Times

Millville man found guilty of attempted murder, sexual assault

BRIDGETON - A Millville man could face 20 years in New Jersey State Prison after he was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and other offenses Thursday , according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office.


Related Topix: Millville, NJ, New Jersey State Prison, Prison, Cumberland County, NJ, Norma, NJ

15 hrs ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Man pleads guilty to rape

David Andrews, 61, of 104 Fourth Ave., Tribes Hill, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Jed Conboy.


Related Topix: Tribes Hill, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Montgomery County, NY, Prison

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Chaptzem Blog!

New Square teacher wants trial to fight sex charges

A New Square educator accused of sexually abusing a young boy over five years has rejected the prosecution's offer of state prison time in exchange for a guilty plea.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rockland County, NY


1. 4 arrested in connection with body in ...

Dispatch received a call Tuesday around 11 a.m. reporting that a man had been injured in a fight and was locked in the basement of a burning home, according to Price police.


Related Topix: Price, UT, Fire, Carbon County, UT, Utah State Prison, Prison

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Drone Carrying Drugs, Phones Crashes Outside SC Prison

A crashed drone carrying contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and cellphones, was found outside the razor wire fence at a maximum security prison in South Carolina.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Bishopville, SC, Lee Correctional Institution


'Spiritual healer' sentenced to prison for assault

A San Bernardino County man who described himself as a spiritual healer has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman who visited his makeshift office.


Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA, Prison, Los Angeles County, CA

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Former Bell mayor sentenced to 1 year in jail in corruption case

Former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez was sentenced today to one year in jail and five years probation for misappropriating public funds by receiving salaries for serving on various city boards that rarely met.


Related Topix: Bell, CA, Prison

The Independent

Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975

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Related Topix: Kelsey Grammer, Prison, Limon Correctional Facility, Colorado

The Post-Standard

Serial arsonist to be arraigned on murder charge in Syracuse...

A Syracuse man accused of setting a Butternut Street house on fire will be arraigned today on a murder charge after the house's resident died.


Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Connelly, NY


Standoff suspect to plead guilty

A man facing 13 charges in connection with car break-ins and a lengthy armed standoff with police has agreed to plead guilty to the crimes.


Related Topix: Prison, Amesbury, MA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

More inmate romance in Michigan prisons -- this time a guard is accused

Two corrections officers at a state prison in Jackson were suspended this week and face possible firings, and one case involves an officer suspected having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate and smuggling him a cell phone, a Corrections Department spokesman confirmed today.


Related Topix: Prison

Brandon Sun

Ohio levies 2nd fine against prison food vendor over shortages, staffing, maggots concerns

The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.


Related Topix: Dining, Ohio, Prison, Hocking Correctional Facility

ABC News

Drone Carrying Contraband Crashes at SC Prison

Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina.


Related Topix: Prison, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

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.


Related Topix: Prison

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