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1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Pennsylvania man convicted in 'leftover' pot trial

Pisani was sentenced to 1 to 2 years in state prison after he was convicted of possessing hundreds of marijuana plants at his home in 2010.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Modesto, CA, Weird

3 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Inmate from Knoxville killed at northeast Tenn. prison

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into what led up to an inmate being killed at Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.


Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Northeast Correctional Complex, Prison, Mountain City, TN

3 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

WV Inmate Who Escaped In May Captured In VA

Beckley , West Virginia A West Virginia inmate who escaped in May is back in custody following his capture in Virginia.


Related Topix: Beckley, WV, Captured, Entertainment, Television, Beckley Correctional Center, Prison, Harrison County, WV

6 hrs ago | Empire State News

School principal charged with smuggling drugs into state prison

COXSACKIE The Brooklyn woman, who was arrested along with her boyfriend, for trying to smuggle drugs into the Coxsackie State Correctional Facility in Greene County is a principal of a New York City school.


Related Topix: Prison, Coxsackie, NY, Greene County, NY

10 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Nadia Lockyer lashes out at Kamala Harris on Facebook

Scott Carney, who endured sometimes withering criticism from lawmakers for his department's perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Prison, Alameda County, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

West Virginia Metro

4 state inmates injured in Nicholas County traffic accident

Four inmates at a Fayette County prison work camp were injured in a Monday morning traffic accident on state Route 39 in Nicholas County.


Related Topix: Nicholas County, WV, Fayette County, WV, Prison, Summersville, WV


Man pleads guilty in Watsonville hotel robbery

A 37-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary charges stemming from incidents that occurred at a Watsonville hotel earlier this year.


Related Topix: Prison

STAR 101.9

Foster Child Advocate Facing Sex Assault Trial

He was the executive director of an organization that encourages people to adopt foster children.


Related Topix: Prison, Oahu Community Correctional Center

Pacifica Tribune

Pacifica man gets probation for possessing horde of illegal bombs, explosive materials

A Pacifica man was convicted and sentenced to probation Friday for possessing several hundred bombs and nearly a thousand pounds of explosive material, a cache authorities alleged could have leveled nearby homes and killed two children living amid the stockpile.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Pacifica, CA, Prison, North Beach (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Mississippi mom swaps death row for jail cell to await trial

A Mississippi woman whose death sentence was overturned has been moved from state prison to county jail, where she will await a new trial, authorities say.


Related Topix: Prison, Tishomingo County, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Inside Bay Area

Infamous Marin killer will have court-ordered parole hearing in September

Responding to a court order, the state prisons department has set a Sept. 19 parole hearing for a man convicted of murdering a Terra Linda couple in 1975.


Related Topix: San Quentin State Prison, Prison

Times Herald

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons


County, state face jail vote, $1 pact

Some state inmates held in county jails for the crowded state prison system will begin to move this week after Pulaski County and the Department of Correction enter into a $1 contract to house them for one year in an unused satellite portion of the county jail.


Related Topix: Prison

Addition of K-9 unit adds security at Miss. prison

She knows, however, that the basic idea - getting things to inmates that they aren't supposed to have -is a problem that's all too real.


Related Topix: Prison, Marshall County Correctional Facility, Marshall County, MS, Drugs

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Widespread prisoner neglect across Ghana - Survey

A survey of Prisons across the country by the Auditor General has found widespread prisoner neglect with an average of 48 prisoners forced to share one toilet.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security


Newly released inmates get new suits

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is having their 7th annual national suit drive.


Related Topix: Dixon Correctional Institute, Prison


Prison ceiling collapses at private Diboll prison

July 19, 2014: A ceiling collapses in a private prison in Diboll injured 19 inmates.


Related Topix: Prison, Diboll, TX, Angelina County, TX, Minimum Security

Prison guards attacked by inmate

TWO prison guards at the state's biggest maximum security jail were sent to hospital after being attacked by a prisoner.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security

New Jersey Herald

Newton protest opposes Gaza fighting

The 60-day window to ink a contract between Sussex County Community College and the lone bidder to do work on Building D on the campus closes at the end of this week, and college officials said they are waiting for special counsel to make a recommendation on what to do.


Related Topix: Sussex County, NJ, Newton, NJ, New Jersey State Prison, Prison, Sparta, NJ

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Man receives 3 to 6 years for robbery

A Gloversville man who used a box cutter to rob a convenience store in March was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court to three to six years in state prison.


Related Topix: Gloversville, NY, Prison