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2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate

Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in prison.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Central Utah Correctional Facility, Utah

6 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

3 rescued after jet ski overturns near Fort Monroe

The Coast Guard says in a news release that the men swam to the Thimble Shoal range towers and climbed on the towers after the jet ski overturned and floated away.


Related Topix: Fort Monroe, Prison

9 hrs ago |

Curwensville Man Sentenced in Rape Case

Jeremie Thomas Suhoney Sr., 38, 421 Walnut St., Curwensville, pleaded guilty during plea and sentencing court in Clearfield County to rape, statutory sexual assault, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, three counts of aggravated indecent assault, criminal attempt/involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempt/aggravated ... (more)


Related Topix: Curwensville, PA, Clearfield County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

13 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

Suriname leader's son confesses to - US attack plot' countryman remains in T&T prison

The son of the president of Suriname has confessed to attempting to facilitate Lebanese terrorism group Hezbollah to establish a South American outpost.


Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, Drugs, Maximum Security

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Post-Standard

Man who pleaded guilty to crushing son under truck now wants to appeal

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.


Related Topix: Seneca County, NY, Rochester, NY, Clinton Correctional Facility, Prison


McFarland appeals Nevada conviction in NV-UT spree

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.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sanpete County, UT, Ely State Prison, Prison

The Capital-Journal

Parole to be considered for convicted murderers

Parole is being considered for Leslie Ellifritz and Joseph Keven Fitzgibbon, convicted of separate murders committed in Jefferson and Shawnee counties in 1981.


Related Topix: Prison, Shawnee County, KS, Jefferson County, KS, Kansas, Lansing Correctional Facility

The Republic

State closing NW Indiana paramilitary boot camp

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.


Related Topix: Camp Summit, Prison


Front Pages from Around the Globe

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.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Prison

San Francisco Bay View

Ending hostilities means no more violence on the yards - period

I believe that a lot of racial tension in California prisons comes from this: The end of hostilities is being misinterpreted.


Related Topix: Riot, Salinas Valley State Prison, Prison

Denver Post

Prison dogs are tension-relievers for Colorado's mentally ill inmates

Michael Bowen, 32, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2008, hugs therapy dog Lazy Daisy before returning to his cell after a 15-minute session at the Centennial Correctional Facility on Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Centennial Correctional Facility, Pueblo, CO, San Carlos Correctional Facility

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crashMotorist gets prison...

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Mays Landing, NJ, Landing, NJ, Estell Manor, NJ

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Sacramento: Here's what you need to know for Saturday

It appears that Sacramento may sneak out of August with just one 100-degree day.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, August, CA, Prison

Boise Weekly

Eastern Oregon Prison On Lockdown Following Shooting Death of Inmate

An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Violent Crime, Idaho Government, Idaho, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

CBS Local

State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin.


Related Topix: Prison, California State Prison, Sacramento, San Quentin, CA

The Fresno Bee

California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates

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)


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Prison

Humboldt Beacon

Cardelli case reset again to Sept. 5

The hearing on convicted child molester Dino Cardelli's request to shorten his 18-year prison sentence by two years was reset Friday to Sept.


Related Topix: Prison

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Man charged in March stabbing death in Woodland pleads no contest

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.


Related Topix: Woodland, CA, Prison

Local TV Station KTVZ

DA: NE Oregon prison guard shoots, kills inmate

An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton has been shot and killed by a guard while fighting in the yard.


Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton, OR, Umatilla County, OR, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

Inside Bay Area

Oakland man who shot at deputy, took hostage gets lengthy sentence

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.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Prison, Alameda County, CA