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10 min ago | Fox News

'Shawshank' prison gets boost

The prison featured in the 1994 movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is getting a new lease on life as a tourist attraction after escaping demolition.

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Related Topix: Ohio State Reformatory, Prison, Mansfield, OH, Travel

4 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Prisons and Power

Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional facilities are adequately prepared for emergencies.

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Related Topix: Vandalia Correctional Center

4 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Joran Van der Sloot films self in jail

The 27-year-old convicted killer was transferred to a maximum security prison last month and quickly went on a hunger strike to protest the jail's conditions.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security

4 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Aaron Powell to be sentenced in double murder

Aaron Powell to be sentenced in double murder A jury took two hours to convict the Binghamton man of killing two people Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1pEJMve Aaron Powell was found guilty in the murders of his estranged wife and her friend in the Town of Binghamton.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Prison, Broome County, NY

7 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

Prison dogs tension-relievers for mentally ill inmates

Michael Bowen, 32, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2008, demonstrates his training with therapy dog Lazy Daisy during a 15-minute break from daily life.

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

11 hrs ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

'Shawshank' movie fans converge on area

Movie fans came from Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati, as well as from Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and even Texas, this weekend to tour the old Ohio State Reformatory, view the oak tree from Malabar Farm and to hear stories about the making of the classic.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Ohio State Reformatory, Prison

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County leads to health prolems

A report released today raises concerns about inmate cancers and other serious health ailments at a state prison that sits next to a massive Fayette County coal waste dump full of toxic fly ash.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Correctional Institution - Fayette, Washington County, PA

WSOCTV

Judge orders another evaluation for man accused of raping, killing cousin

A judge ordered another psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of raping and killing his cousin in her south Charlotte apartment four years ago.

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Related Topix: Prison

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Coast Guard rescues three stranded jet skiers near Hampton

The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their jet ski overturned and floated away a mile east of Fort Monroe on Thimble Shoal, according to Coast Guard officials.

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Related Topix: Hampton, VA, Fort Monroe, Prison, Portsmouth, VA

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Fort Monroe, Prison

GantDaily.com

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)

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

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.

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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.

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

KSL-TV

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Camp Summit, Prison

SFGate

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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