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3 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

Search dog with a nose for phones

California Medical Facilty correctional officer and K9 handler, Brian Pyle works his partner, Drako while conducting a random search in one of the cell blocks recently.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Drugs, Marijuana, California Medical Facility, Prison, Vacaville, CA

7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Kingsburg police arrest corrections officer in sex crime with teen

Kingsburg police have arrested a state correctional officer on suspicion of a sex crime with a 15-year-old girl, the police department said.


Related Topix: Kingsburg, CA, Avenal State Prison, Prison, Fresno County, CA

11 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Maui police looking for escaped inmate

Maui police and the Department of Public Safety are looking for an escaped inmate from the Maui Community Correctional Center.


Related Topix: Maui Community Correctional Center, Prison

15 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Family filing suit over son's suicide while isolated in SCI Cresson

"He just couldn't function in society as most people could," said his mother, Renee Palakovic.


Related Topix: Suicide, Prison, Federal Prisons, State Correctional Institution - Cresson

19 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Food problems seen as recipe for prison unrest

Edward Lippert, serving a life sentence for his role in the 1970 beating death of a former Saginaw police officer, has seen plenty in his 43 years in Michigan prisons.


Related Topix: Dining, Prison, Life, Food, Recipes, Michigan, Kinross Correctional Facility

23 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Longtime W.Va. juvenile center employee promoted

A 30-year employee of the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services has been named superintendent of the state's flagship juvenile center in Tucker County.


Related Topix: Tucker County, WV, Huttonsville Correctional Center, Prison

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

High Desert inmate faces indictment for murder

A Clark County grand jury indicted a man already serving time in state prison on a murder charge this morning.


Related Topix: Prison

CBS Local

NJ Man Gets Prison Term In Concert Hall Beating Death

A southern New Jersey man who caused the death of an acquaintance while they tailgated outside a Jimmy Buffett concert two years ago is now headed to state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Camden County, NJ, Westville, NJ, Bellmawr, NJ


Ohio opens multiservice prison inmate rehab center

The center at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe houses the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Alvis House, the day reporting program of the Ross County sheriff, and EXIT, a halfway house for former offenders.


Related Topix: Ross Correctional Institution, Prison, Electronic, Ross County, OH


Inmate convicted in murder-for-hire plot to kill Penn. judge

A prison inmate accused of plotting the murder for hire of a Pennsylvania judge was convicted on Friday of solicitation to commit murder.


Related Topix: Cumberland County, PA, Prison


Chico man sentenced to state prison for possessing child pornography

Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Candela gave Cameron Wayne Pugh, 36, the upper-term sentence for a felony count of possessing matter depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.


Related Topix: Prison

WIBW-TV Topeka

Inmate Convicted In 1984 Salina Murder Dies In Prison

A state prison inmate who was in prison for killing a 15-year-old Salina girl in 1984 has died.


Related Topix: Prison, Lansing Correctional Facility, Abilene, KS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Guard at Northern California state prison attacked

Prison Lt. Darren Chamberlain said David Gomez slipped out of his handcuffs before the attack about 1 p.m. Friday at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad.


Related Topix: Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison, Los Angeles County, CA, Modesto, CA

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Bell City Council member sentenced to 1 year in jail, 5 years...

Former Bell City Councilman George Mirabal was sentenced today to one year in county jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service for bilking the working-class municipality's taxpayers through an inflated salary he received for serving on boards that rarely met.


Related Topix: Prison, Bell, CA

News9 Oklahoma City

Bomb Threats Called Into 2 Oklahoma Prisons

Officials say the bomb threats came in around 10 a.m. directly to the switchboards at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center and the Joseph Harp Correctional Center.


Related Topix: Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, Prison, Joseph Harp Correctional Center

Business Journal

No alcohol for sale at the Missouri Capitol, Gov. Nixon says

Gov. Jay Nixon put a stop to a bill that would have allowed beer and wine sales at the Missouri Capitol.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri State Penitentiary, Prison, Jefferson City, MO

KHOU-TV Houston

Arizona mom of missing baby released from prison

Elizabeth Johnson was released early Friday morning from the Perryville state prison west of Phoenix.


Related Topix: Prison


Woman Charged With Trying To Smuggle Pot, Other Contraband Into State Prison

An Asheboro woman is accused of trying to smuggle drugs and other contraband into a maximum security prison here in Eastern Carolina.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Greene County, NC, Maury, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014


SJC won't reinstate porn charges on convicted Chelmsford child rapist

The state's highest court has refused to reinstate child-pornography charges against a convicted child rapist from Chelmsford who was caught by prison officials with photos of nude boys taken from National Geographic and a nudist-colony pamphlet in his jailhouse footlocker.


Related Topix: National Geographic, Vocal, Prison

The Mississippi Press

Former Southaven mayor Greg Davis sentenced to 30 months in state prison

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 A1 2 years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.


Related Topix: Southaven, MS, Prison, Desoto County, MS