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2 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Program gives children of inmates a chance for hope

While many families across the Midlands celebrate holidays at church and at home, some have no choice but to celebrate behind bars.


Related Topix: Prison, Kershaw Correctional Institution

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Father Bernie Campbell walks to the state prison entrance in Concord on Good Friday.

It's a story of hope and redemption. And that Easter message can be even more powerful inside the brick walls and concertina wire of the New Hampshire State Prison, say those who bring it there.


Related Topix: Prison, Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Saint Anselm College

Ione prison escapees caught in Plymouth, Calif.

Patrick Raines, 21, of San Diego and Johnny Maciel, 37, of Placer County, escaped from Mule Creek State Prison, Ione on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Patrick Raines, 21, of San Diego, and Johnny Maciel, 37, of Placer County, escaped from Mule Creek State Prison, Ione by scaling a 10-foot fence behind the prison in a low security area and then walked ... (more)


Related Topix: Ione, CA, Plymouth, CA, Placer County, CA, Prison, Mule Creek State Prison

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Rapid City Police Search For Missing Inmate

Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City.


Related Topix: Prison, Butte County, SD

Pam's House Blend

Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito's Plot to Kill - Book Salon Preview

In August 2009, former madam Dalia Dippolito conspired with a hit man to arrange her ex-con husband's murder.


Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Palm Beach County, FL

Great Falls Tribune

A second chance: State helping job hunters with felony convictions

The Montana Department of Corrections is working hard to provide convicted felons with high school degrees, job training and an improved attitude so they can find work and turn their lives around when they're released from prison.


Related Topix: Deer Lodge, MT, Montana State Prison, Prison, Montana Women's Prison

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Daily Mail

Victim's mother tells man who raped and killed her daughter she...

Victim's mother tells man who raped and killed her daughter she forgives him as he's sentenced 31 years later After waiting 31 years for the man who raped and murdered her daughter to face justice, mother Nola Mahon had a message for him as he was finally sentenced in a California courtroom.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

Byard named director of Right From the Start marriage program

The Pastoral Institute has named Laura D. Byard director of Right From the Start, a marriage and family program dedicated to building strong marriages and families.


Related Topix: LaGrange, GA, Psychology, Science, Argosy University, Macon, GA, Mercer University, Rutledge State Prison, Prison

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Counties tell Brown they need money for realignment

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Monterey County, CA, Prison, Riverside County, CA


Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, California, California Government


Virus outbreaks in 4 prisons limit visitation

Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, tells The Denver Post that 244 inmates are sick at facilities in Denver, Canon City and Pueblo.


Related Topix: Canon City, CO, Prison, Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Fremont Correctional Facility

The Gaston Gazette

NC fugitive on run for 40 years may be in custody

A North Carolina fugitive on the run for more than 40 years is believed to have been captured in Iowa.


Related Topix: Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Prison, Huntersville, NC

Focus on rights, UN official says

The Western-style justice system might be considered 'the elixir to all ills' in English-speaking countries, David Marshall said Friday, but it is an alien concept to tribal cultures in Afghanistan, the Mideast, Africa and elsewhere.


Related Topix: Africa, Tribal, World News, South Sudan, Prison

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Fourth defendant sentenced for 2012 Midway shooting

Oroville >> The fourth of five defendants involved in a 2012 vehicle-to-vehicle shooting on the Midway was sentenced Friday.


Related Topix: Prison, Chico, CA

WBUR-AM Boston

Lawsuit Against Bridgewater State Hospital Settled

A Brookline mother who sued the state prisons department over what she called the illegal restraint of her son at a psychiatric facility has agreed to settle her lawsuit after the hospital said it would change how it treats her son.


Related Topix: Bridgewater State Hospital, Prison


Federal jury awards $18 million each to 2 men exonerated in '84 killing, rape

John Restivo talks with Heather Halstead and Melissa Lullo after a jury awarded $18 million to him in a wrongful imprisonment case in Central Islip on Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Lynbrook, NY, Nassau County, NY

Prince George Citizen


A U.S. man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his eventual incarceration became public.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Missouri, Southeast Correctional Center, Charleston, MO

APNewsBreak: Ohio prison vendor fined $142,000

The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines.


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Nelsonville, OH, Ohio Reformatory for Women

WLKY-TV Louisville

Death row inmate sentenced to 65 years in 2nd killing



Related Topix: Prison, Clarksville, IN, Death Penalty, Vanderburgh County, IN

The Campbell Reporter

Pleasanton: Teen who bragged about speeding found guilty in death of Dublin cyclist

As families on both sides of the case wept, Pleasanton teen Cody Hall pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter Thursday for a 2013 accident that killed a Dublin woman and injured her husband while the couple was out on a Sunday bike ride.


Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Dublin, CA, Prison