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57 min ago | Denver Post

Prison dogs are tension-relievers for Colorado's mentally ill inmates

Michael Bowen, 32, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2008, hugs therapy dog Lazy Daisy before returning to his cell after a 15-minute session at the Centennial Correctional Facility on Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Centennial Correctional Facility, Pueblo, CO, San Carlos Correctional Facility

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crashMotorist gets prison...

A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Mays Landing, NJ, Landing, NJ, Estell Manor, NJ

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Sacramento: Here's what you need to know for Saturday

It appears that Sacramento may sneak out of August with just one 100-degree day.


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Boise Weekly

Eastern Oregon Prison On Lockdown Following Shooting Death of Inmate

An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Violent Crime, Idaho Government, Idaho, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

CBS Local

State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin.


Related Topix: Prison, California State Prison, Sacramento, San Quentin, CA

The Fresno Bee

California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates

Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for ... (more)


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Prison

Humboldt Beacon

Cardelli case reset again to Sept. 5

The hearing on convicted child molester Dino Cardelli's request to shorten his 18-year prison sentence by two years was reset Friday to Sept.


Related Topix: Prison

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Man charged in March stabbing death in Woodland pleads no contest

The man charged with the March stabbing death of Woodland resident Scott Michael Zumbrum faces 13 years in state prison for his crimes after a plea deal was reached.


Related Topix: Woodland, CA, Prison

Local TV Station KTVZ

DA: NE Oregon prison guard shoots, kills inmate

An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton has been shot and killed by a guard while fighting in the yard.


Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton, OR, Umatilla County, OR, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

Inside Bay Area

Oakland man who shot at deputy, took hostage gets lengthy sentence

A 43-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in state prison for crimes over two days in 2012, including shooting at an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy and holding another man hostage at gunpoint for hours.


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


Supreme Court: Ala inmate cana t sue over stabbing

The Alabama Supreme Court says an inmate can't sue correctional officers over a stabbing in the state prison in Bullock County.


Related Topix: Prison, Bullock County, AL


'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

Dan Huff rests after a long day's work. He spent much of his life incarcerated in the California prison system.


Related Topix: Prison, Portland, OR, Games, Chess

Two Plead Guilty in 2010 Bromley Heath Shooting

Two gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to their connection with a 2010 shooting death of a 14-year-old near the Bromley Heath housing development in Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement .


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Having Sex with Teen 'Houseboy'

A 59-year-old man was sentenced today to 15 years in state prison for having sex with a 16-year-old boy he hired to be a "houseboy" at his home in Hayward last year.


Related Topix: Prison, Hayward, CA, Alameda County, CA, Fremont, CA

WTVF Nashville

2 Fired After Teen Suicides At State Facility

Two officers have been fired and a manager has resigned after an independent review of two suicides at a youth detention center in East Tennessee.


Related Topix: Mountain View Youth Development Center, Prison, Dandridge, TN

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Jury restarts deliberations in Yankee Hill roommate slaying case

OROVILLE >> A jury restarted deliberations Thursday in the trial of a Yankee Hill man charged with killing his roommate in January 2012.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison

Daily Mail

Will the iPhone 6 kill off your wallet? Apple's new handset to...

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Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Life, Food, Pizza, Social Software, Prison

The Republic

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Mountain Village woman arrested, charged with ATV assault

Woman charged with assault for hitting woman and child with four-wheeler: A Mountain Village resident has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a woman and her child with a four-wheeler, Alaska State Troopers report.


Related Topix: Mountain Village, AK, Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, Bethel, AK, Prison

Red Bank Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Fatal 2011 Stabbing

A Red Bank man who admitted he was responsible for the 2011 stabbing death of another Red Bank man was sentenced to 14 years in a New Jersey state prison, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.


Related Topix: Red Bank, NJ, Prison, Monmouth County, NJ