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Prison time for two Ottumwa men sentenced on drug charges

On Wednesday, two Ottumwa men were sentenced to federal prison for selling methamphetamine in Ottumwa during the spring of 2013.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014

CBC News

Edward Snowshoe spent 162 days in segregation before suicide

Edward Snowshoe from Fort McPherson, N.W.T., committed suicide at Edmonton Institution, a maximum-security federal prison, after spending 162 days in segregation.


Related Topix: Prison, Suicide, Maximum Security, State Prisons, Electronic, Manitoba

9 inmates hurt in fight at prison in Mississippi

A fight broke out about 10 p.m. Thursday among a group of inmates in one of the six housing units, said spokesman Issa Arnita of Management and Training Corporation, which runs the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility through a state contract.


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Government Executive

Disgraced Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham Is a Free Man Again

A federal judge says it is time to forgive Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the most corrupt member of Congress ever if measured by the amount of bribes he admitted accepting.


Related Topix: US News, San Diego County, CA, US Politics, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Prison, Wedding

The Columbus Dispatch

Pediatric oncologist sentenced to a year in prison on child-porn conviction

A top children's oncologist from Columbus was sentenced this morning to one year in federal prison for viewing child pornography.


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Port Neches man gets 25-year sentence for child pornography

A 33-year-old Port Neches man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child pornography, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said Thursday.


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Former GI Firefighter Gets Prison for Receiving/Distributing Child Pornography

A former Grand Island firefighter has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.


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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Seattle man charged in escape from federal prison Lassen County

A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday returned a one-count indictment against a Seattle man who reportedly escaped while serving a prison sentence in the Federal Correctional institution Herlong in Lassen County.


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2 brothers sentenced in Ohio food stamp fraud case

CLEVELAND: Two northeast Ohio brothers have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in federal prison for their roles in a $2 million food stamp fraud scheme.


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The Oregonian

Inmate of federal prison in Sheridan convicted of second attack

An inmate who told FBI agents he was "at war with the world" has been convicted a second time for attacks on other inmates at the federal prison in Yamhill County.


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ABC News

Convicted Spy Arthur Walker Dies in Federal Prison

Arthur Walker, a retired Navy lieutenant convicted in 1985 for his role in a spy ring, has died in prison.


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Daily Herald

Man gets 10 months in prison for benefits theft

An East St. Louis man has been ordered to spend 10 months in federal prison for stealing more than $25,000 in unemployment compensation.


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Dallas man gets 24 years in child pornography case

A Dallas man who used a cellphone to take sexually explicit photos and video of a toddler has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison.


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Apollo Nida sentencing: 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' star gets eight years

If you've been watching "The Real Housewives of Atlanta ," you will know how crazy things are between Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks .


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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed Chief Chiniki restaurant

A Stoney First Nation man who set fire to a local restaurant in 2012 received a two-year federal prison sentence for the crime on Wednesday, Cochrane RCMP say.


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The Las Vegas Sun

Former Crazy Horse Too owner Rick Rizzolo facing new federal tax charges

A federal grand jury today indicted former Las Vegas strip club owner Rick Rizzolo on charges he attempted to evade more than $2.5 million in taxes.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Williamson Daily News Online

Former judge hires new attorney in his case

The former circuit judge of Mingo County has named a new attorney to represent him in his attempt to have his 50-month federal prison sentence reconsidered.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mingo County, WV, Prison, Charleston, WV

Red Deer Advocate

Edmonton federal prison inmate killed himself after 162 days in segregation

A fatality inquiry report says an inmate at a federal prison in Edmonton killed himself after being held in segregation for 162 days.


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WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Michael Douglas Says Imprisoned Son Is 'Holding Up OK'

Michael Douglas' latest film role in And So It Goes , as a man with a drug-addicted son who's sent to prison, hits really close to home: his own son, Cameron, is currently serving a 10-year federal prison sentence in Pennsylvania for drug-related crimes.


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Globe and Mail

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison on corruption charges that arose in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


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