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3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald
The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars. T.J. Lane, convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in the Cleveland area in 2012, did not threaten officers with the pitchfork, and it isn't known where he got it from, said patrol Lt.
7 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle
Man accused of shooting at walker from car Clarksville man charged with aggravated assault; victim not injured by gunfire. Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1s3Zceg A Clarksville man was arrested Friday night after allegedly firing a gun at a man walking on Woody Hills Drive.
8 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock
This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.
12 hrs ago | MLive.com
A Mason County judge has dismissed the murder charge against Sean Phillips, the Victory Township man accused of killing his infant daughter known to many as "Baby Kate" back in 2011. The decision was released by the office of District Court Judge Peter J. Wadel early Monday morning, Sept.
16 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury
A Delaware family's lawsuit is moving forward against two state Department of Corrections officials in an inmate's suicide. The lawsuit was filed against former Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Stan Taylor and former warden Raphael Williams.
A death row inmate is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction claiming he is an Orthodox Jew and is being denied kosher food. Steven Hayes, 51, a convicted murderer and rapist, filed a handwritten lawsuit in federal court saying that he has been requesting kosher food since May 2013 and that he has lost weight due to its denial of kosher food, the Hartford Courant reported.
An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.
Officers ordered Christopher Lee Lucas, 25, and another inmate to stop fighting and used pepper spray when they were ignored, police said. As officers walked Lucas out of the cell, he collapsed.
State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing 13 people in the wake of widespread abuse allegations. The Florida Department of Corrections on Friday announced the dismissal of three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution.
Notorious school shooter T.J. Lane escaped an Ohio prison with two other inmates by scaling a barbed wire fence and crossing over the roof of the prison entry building despite being assigned "the highest level security grade," prison officials said Friday. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for the massacre he carried out in February 2012 in Chardon, Ohio, was recaptured several hours later by a team of officers with dogs.
A day after investigators found the remains of three infants in the home where she lived, Erika Murray was arraigned on several charges, including witness intimidation and fetal death concealment out of wedlock, and ordered held without bail. Ms. Murray, of 23 St. Paul St., is charged with fetal death concealment out of wedlock, witness intimidation, animal cruelty, two counts of permitting substantial injury to a child, misleading a police officer and two counts of violating a restraining order.
A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court. The Daily Record reports that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision of a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wayne Boone, who alleges that he was pepper sprayed by prison guards at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland.
A Stoughton man was sentenced to 3-5 years in state prison on Friday after being charged in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed 20-year-old Evan Bard in May 2013, NECN reported .
Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising. New York corrections officials, members of the guards' union and family members of those killed will gather in front of Attica Correctional Facility for a series of events on Saturday.
A convicted child predator was sentenced this week, just as the state attorney general's office announced the arrest of two other York County men who are accused of preying on children. Eddie Junior Mort II was sentenced Wednesday to 25 to 50 years in state prison after his conviction on child pornography charges, the state attorney general announced in a news release.
Kwang Choi "KC" Joy was sentenced to Sept. 12, 2014 to 15 years to life in prison for the 2012 murder of Maribel Ramos.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:04 pm
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