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Shooter in Smart case moved to work release program

While Pamela Smart continues to serve a life sentence for her role in the murder of her husband, News 9 has learned that the other four people convicted in the crime are all now out of prison.


Related Topix: Minimum Security, Prison, Warren, ME

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Judge quashes assault charge for man accused of touching transgender lover

The case might have been simple. An engaged couple gets into a domestic dispute in public.


Related Topix: Transgender, Prison

Globe and Mail

Every Canadian deserves justice. Even Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr appears in an Edmonton courtroom, Monday, Sept.23, 2013 in this artist's sketch.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Opinion

Visitor trapped in jail for more than 30 hours, breaks sprinkler to alert officials

A man visiting his son in Chicago's Cook County Jail last Saturday spent more than 30 hours trapped alone in a room after a door closed behind him in a maximum security area.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security


Clemency hearing set for Ga. death row inmate

A clemency hearing is set for Wednesday for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murder in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son.


Related Topix: Prison, Dawson County, GA, Forsyth County, GA, Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA

The Miami Herald

No answers 2 years later in Florida inmate's death; guards paid $700,000 to do nothing

Nearly two years after a state prison inmate died under suspicious circumstances, the Department of Corrections has offered no reasons for his death and 10 employees suspended over the incident are still on leave and drawing full pay.


Related Topix: Prison, Raiford, FL, Alachua County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

The Bennington Banner

Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Florida, Prison

O-R Online

Parents sue state prisons over sona s suicide

The parents of an inmate who hanged himself in a central Pennsylvania prison have sued the Department of Corrections for misusing solitary confinement to deal with mentally ill inmates.


Related Topix: State Correctional Institution - Cresson, Prison, US News

Network World

Murderers, fakers throw bizarre twists in high-tech lawsuits

Two high-profile Silicon Valley lawsuits have been thrown bizarre twists in the past week after individuals, apparently in one case including incarcerated murderers, attempted to join the legal actions.


Related Topix: Prison, Bellefonte, PA, Violent Crime, Weird


Va. Prison Health Provider Change Could Delay Suit

A lawsuit alleging deficient medical services at a Virginia women's prison could be delayed by a change in health care providers.


Related Topix: Fluvanna Correctional Center, Prison, Charlottesville, VA

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Tom Shaer, Director of Communications for the Illinois Department of Corrections

An attack on officers at a prison in Chester, Illinois is raising questions about resources in correctional facilities in Illinois.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Chester, IL, Prison, Pontiac, IL, Tamms Correctional Center

Man gets 10 years in prison for North County carjacking, robbery

Martin Gabriel Olmos , 32, of King City was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, on suspicion of carjacking, robbery and a probation violation.


Related Topix: King City, CA, Monterey County, CA, Prison, Paso Robles, CA

KFMB-TV San Diego

Man sentenced in beating death of architect boss

A manager who beat his well-known architect boss to death after a night of partying and drinking was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA)


Prison guards and hospital staff worked together to stop escape attempt

A man serving multiple sentences at the state penitentiary attempted to make a run for it Monday during a hospital visit at Avera.


Related Topix: Prison, South Dakota State Penitentiary

The Chappaqua Daily Voice

Former Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Officer Charged With Rape

New York State Police and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced the arrest of Richard Rodriguez, a 33-year-old Brooklyn resident.


Related Topix: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Prison, Westchester County, NY

CBS Local

Drako The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison

Inmates at the California Medical Facility, a male-only state prison in Vacaville, are finding that one particular dog is not their best friend.


Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, California Medical Facility, Prison

Idaho agency pays $56,000 for asbestos complaint

The federal agency announced Tuesday that the Idaho Transportation Department has paid nearly $56,000 to settle the allegations.


Related Topix: Idaho Government, Idaho, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, St. Anthony Work Camp, Prison

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Inmate, 58, killed in altercation at state prison in Lake County

A 58-year-old inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, Tenn., was killed in an altercation with another inmate Tuesday morning, the state Department of Correction said.


Related Topix: Lake County, TN, Prison, Northwest Correctional Complex, Tiptonville, TN

ABA Journal

Trial begins for man accused of plotting in prison cell to kill judge

Already serving a prison term of between four and 13 years for burglary, an inmate accused of plotting to kill the Pennsylvania judge who sentenced him is now being tried for criminal solicitation to commit criminal homicide.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bangor Daily News

Sex assault, prison charges, drugs dominate Knox County grand jury

Fifteen people were indicted Monday by a Knox County Grand Jury that met for one day.


Related Topix: Drugs, Knox County, ME, Maine State Prison, Prison, Rockland, ME