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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | WKYT

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

15 hrs ago | Yahoo!

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

19 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

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

23 hrs ago | 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


'Pillowcase Rapist' Parole Blasted as 'Dangerous and Reckless'

The "pillowcase rapist" who terrorized California women in the early 1990s is now a free man, despite objections from outraged residents.


Related Topix: California, Prison

CBS News

Florida man executed for slaying of 11-year-old girl

STARKE, Fla . - Florida prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted of the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.


Related Topix: Starke, FL, Violent Crime, Prison

Local NEWS 8

Idaho death row inmate dies after extended illness

Officials say a prisoner who has been on Idaho's death row since 2001 has died after an extended illness.


Related Topix: Prison, Maximum Security, Idaho Maximum Security Institution

Contra Costa Times

Jurors return quick first-degree murder verdict in Berkeley woman's death

An Alameda County jury deliberated for less than a day before finding a Berkeley man guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder in the gruesome knife attack on a 26-year-old woman in an East Oakland apartment in 2012.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Alameda County, CA, Oakland, CA, Prison


4 corrections officers at same prison face charges

Four former corrections officers at an eastern Missouri prison are facing criminal charges - three are accused of abusing inmates and one for alleged sexual contact with a convicted killer.


Related Topix: Prison, Park Hills, MO, Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, MO, Ste. Genevieve, MO

CBS Local

Md. Prison's Water Found Safe After Taint Scare

The Maryland Environmental Service says tap water at a state prison on the Eastern Shore is safe to drink after the discovery of coliform bacteria in the water supply earlier this month.


Related Topix: Maryland, Prison, Eastern Correctional Institution