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2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Inmate's starvation death sparks lawmakers' review

A Kentucky lawmaker is pledging to hold hearings on prison medical issues after an inmate at a maximum-security facility starved to death on a hunger strike.


Related Topix: Prison, Kentucky Government, Kentucky, Kentucky State Penitentiary, Northpoint Training Center

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Court: LIRR Gunman Who Killed Six, Wounded 19 Tried To Incite Prison Riot

A New York court says the gunman who killed six and wounded 19 people on a New York commuter train about two decades ago tried to incite a deadly riot at an upstate prison.


Related Topix: Riot, Prison, Upstate Correctional Facility

9 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Defendant 'not in the best of moods' prior to deadly shooting, transcript shows

His attorney, Michale Langford, told Judge Tena Campbell there were some problems with Angilau being held at the Weber County Jail instead of the Utah State Prison during the trial.


Related Topix: Prison, Weber County, UT, Utah State Prison

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

Homeless Man Gets 2 Years For His Role In Fatal Hollywood Stabbing

Authorities said that a homeless man who took part in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Hollywood last June has been sentenced to two years in state prison.


Related Topix: Prison, Los Angeles County, CA

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Montana State Prison For Threatening Foster Mother

A Manhattan man will spend the next 40 years behind bars for kidnapping his former foster mother.


Related Topix: Montana State Prison, Prison, Bozeman, MT, Gallatin County, MT

KNUS-AM Aurora

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.


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

Northern Michigan News

Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.


Related Topix: Prison, Starke, FL

Vallejo Times-Herald

After deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tam, Marin investigators work to...

Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.


Related Topix: Prison, San Quentin State Prison, Mill Valley, CA

CBS Local

Former Md. Guard Gets 2.5 Years In Prison For Inmate Beating

A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland correctional officer to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in the beating of a state prison inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown in 2008.


Related Topix: Prison, Roxbury Correctional Institution

WNDU-TV South Bend

Michigan murderer who escaped, caught in LaPorte Co. arraigned

A convicted multiple killer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.


Related Topix: Prison, Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, Laporte County, IN

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Manslaughter Plea

A plea deal has been reached with one of the four men accused of being responsible for a double homicide in the town of Carroll last year.


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

ABC News

Ex-CEO Admits Stealing From Prominent NYC Charity

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions.


Related Topix: Prison

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Arguments Set In Prison Guard Killing Lawsuit Apr. 23

A federal judge is hearing arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a South Dakota State Penitentiary guard slain by inmates three years ago.


Related Topix: Prison, South Dakota State Penitentiary

Mirfield Today

Prison nurse who had sex with rapist in HMP Wakefield is struck off

Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry Picture shows prison officers Karen Cosford, 47, one of five prison officers charged in a plot to smuggle mobile phones into a Wakefield to a convicted rapist Brian McBride at Wakefield maximum security jail, also Cosford is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with the rapist Also charged are Jacqueline Flynn, 46, ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Maximum Security


Sheriffs Upset About State Moving Prisoners Out of County Jails

Sheriffs from across the state are gathering at the state Capitol to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system.


Related Topix: Prison

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plans to move inmates to new prison delayed

Plans to transfer hundreds of maximum security prisoners from the Iowa State Penitentiary have been delayed after problems with the heating and cooling system at the new facility have been discovered.


Related Topix: Prison, Iowa State Penitentiary, Iowa Government, Iowa

WTOP-FM Washington

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell says William Rousan was declared dead at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.


Related Topix: Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Prison, Bonne Terre, MO

WFIE-TV Evansville

Fired Kentucky prison doctor can keep private practice

The doctor fired after an inmate's death at Kentucky State Penitentiary will keep his private practice but may hire a lawyer as the state's investigation continues, his wife said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Prison, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Kentucky State Penitentiary

KOLD-TV Tucson

Florence prisoner serving additional time for inmate stabbing

This update just came in from the Pinal County Attorney's Office, saying Vance Johnson will now serve 28 years in prison for using a makeshift knife to stab a fellow inmate.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

San Francisco Bay View

We are relying on the legislature to rein in CDCR's gross abuse of power, this year

As a principal representative of the PBSP SHU Short Corridor Collective Human Rights Movement, I begin this personal perspective update with a shout out of solidarity and respect to all those inside and outside these prison walls who have put aside divisive race and culture differences in order to unite as a prisoner class and demand long overdue, ... (more)


Related Topix: Pelican Bay State Prison, Prison, August, CA