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2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | WITN

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


Woman Won't Be Charged In Nebraska Prison Shooting

No charges will be filed against a former staffer who shot herself in the chin while in the lobby at the state prison in York.


Related Topix: Prison, York, NE, York County, NE

WMUR-TV Manchester

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