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1 hr ago | Lowell Sun

Man arraigned in 2003 Fitchburg shooting death

A Lynn man with a lengthy criminal history was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Thursday afternoon, charged with shooting a Fitchburg man to death nearly 11 years ago.

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Related Topix: Dorchester, MA, Jamaica-Plain, MA, Prison

5 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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Related Topix: Prison, Arapahoe County, CO, Kit Carson Correctional Center

8 hrs ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Murderer escapes to roof of prison building

A convicted murderer escaped his prison cell and made it to the roof of a building on the prison's property Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility

12 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Lemoore's Dave Hawk appeals murder verdict in ex-wife's disappearance

HANFORD, CA 08/28/09 Attorney Mark Coleman lays a hand on David Hawk after Hawk was found guilty in his murder trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hanford, CA, Fresno, CA, California State Prison, Corcoran, Prison

16 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Felicito Rivera of Springfield found guilty of rape of a child in retrial; sent to state prison

A Springfield man was sentenced to five to seven years in state prison after a Hampden Superior Court jury found him guilty of rape of a child.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Prison, Holyoke, MA

20 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Ex-guard remains jailed in prison cellphone case

A Las Vegas judge is questioning the source of bail money that a former Nevada state prison guard wants to post so he can serve house arrest while facing charges that he smuggled contraband to Las Vegas Strip shooting suspect Ammar Harris.

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Related Topix: Prison

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Man charged in Lowell double shootings

A Chelsea man has been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of Keith and Joseph Callahan, Lowell police and the Middlesex District Attorney announced in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Lowell, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Prison

Asbury Park Press

Former corrections officer sentenced in drug caseFormer corrections...

A one-time New Jersey state corrections officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in an interstate cocaine trafficking network.

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Related Topix: Northern State Prison, Prison

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Church coalition extends calls for prison reform

A coalition of church congregations is launching a second phase in its campaign calling for reforms within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Prison

CBS Local

Teen, 15, Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In 9-Year-Old Brother's Shooting Death

A Dorchester 14-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dorchester, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Accused Erin Corwin killer researched how to dispose of a bodyAccused ...

Accused Erin Corwin killer researched how to dispose of a body The Oak Ridge native was missing for weeks before her body was discovered this weekend in a mine shaft Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/VFs0ur The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet for advice on how to dispose of a body, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, San Bernardino County, CA, Anchorage Correctional Complex, Prison

Denver Post

Controversial Fort Lyon homeless facility sends alums into world

After 15 years of cheap whiskey, merciless nights on hard concrete, and trips in and out of jail and detox, Richard Spotted Bird heard about a new treatment facility at a sprawling campus that has served as both a prison and Veterans Affairs hospital.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Prison, Bent County, CO

The Medina Gazette

Former Montville resident standing trial on 12 counts of rape

A Medina woman testified Monday that a convicted sex offender raped her more than 100 times over a two-year period when she was 13 to 15 years old.

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Related Topix: Belmont Correctional Institution, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Kids

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Door Reminder

Testimony casts doubt on 30-year-old suicide tale

Portage County Sheriff's Office Det. Josh Ostrowski offered more than an hour of testimony during a joint initial appearance and preliminary hearing in Portage County Court Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Portage County, WI, Violent Crime, Columbia Correctional Institution, Prison, Stevens Point, WI, Plover, WI

TheAlternativePress.com

Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Weapons Offenses

ELIZABETH, N.J. A Plainfield man that pled guilty to drug and weapons charges on Monday is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

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

Manufacturing.net

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Death Penalty, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Food and Drug Administration

The Citizens' Voice

Suit: Lackawanna Children and Youth placed boy with known Wilkes-Barre sex abuser

Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services knowingly placed a 7-year-old Scranton boy in foster care with a Wilkes-Barre couple whose adopted son had a history of sexual abuse, the boy and his mother charge in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Lackawanna County, PA, Scranton, PA, Prison

Foster's Daily Democrat

Coffey found guilty on three rape charges

Samuel Coffey will spend at least 30 years behind bars in New Hampshire State Prison after a jury of his peers on Monday afternoon found him guilty on three rape charges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Dover, NH

New Jersey Herald

Two years probation for heroin sale

Stephanie Villarreal, 27, was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Critchley in state Superior Court in Newton on Aug. 8. She was ordered to pay $1,210 in fines and was given 79 days credit for time served.

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Related Topix: Sussex County, NJ, Newton, NJ, Prison, Bayonne, NJ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

South Paris man killed in police shooting in Mexico

State police said Steven R. Piirainen, 52, of South Paris, was killed after he exchanged fire with a state trooper and a Mexico police officer on Sunday.

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Related Topix: South Paris, ME, Maine State Prison, Prison

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