Add to MyYahoo RSS

State Prisons News

News on State Prisons continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Man charged in Lowell double shootings

A Chelsea man has been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of Keith and Joseph Callahan, Lowell police and the Middlesex District Attorney announced in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.


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

6 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Former corrections officer sentenced in drug caseFormer corrections...

A one-time New Jersey state corrections officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in an interstate cocaine trafficking network.


Related Topix: Northern State Prison, Prison

9 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Church coalition extends calls for prison reform

A coalition of church congregations is launching a second phase in its campaign calling for reforms within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.


Related Topix: Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Prison

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Teen, 15, Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In 9-Year-Old Brother's Shooting Death

A Dorchester 14-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother.


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

12 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Accused Erin Corwin killer researched how to dispose of a bodyAccused ...

Accused Erin Corwin killer researched how to dispose of a body The Oak Ridge native was missing for weeks before her body was discovered this weekend in a mine shaft Check out this story on The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet for advice on how to dispose of a body, and ... (more)


Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, San Bernardino County, CA, Anchorage Correctional Complex, Prison

16 hrs ago | Denver Post

Controversial Fort Lyon homeless facility sends alums into world

After 15 years of cheap whiskey, merciless nights on hard concrete, and trips in and out of jail and detox, Richard Spotted Bird heard about a new treatment facility at a sprawling campus that has served as both a prison and Veterans Affairs hospital.


Related Topix: Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Prison, Bent County, CO

21 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette

Former Montville resident standing trial on 12 counts of rape

A Medina woman testified Monday that a convicted sex offender raped her more than 100 times over a two-year period when she was 13 to 15 years old.


Related Topix: Belmont Correctional Institution, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Kids

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Door Reminder

Testimony casts doubt on 30-year-old suicide tale

Portage County Sheriff's Office Det. Josh Ostrowski offered more than an hour of testimony during a joint initial appearance and preliminary hearing in Portage County Court Tuesday.


Related Topix: Portage County, WI, Violent Crime, Columbia Correctional Institution, Prison, Stevens Point, WI, Plover, WI

Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Weapons Offenses

ELIZABETH, N.J. A Plainfield man that pled guilty to drug and weapons charges on Monday is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.


Related Topix: Elizabeth, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, Prison, Union County, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

Execution Drug Cost Quadruples For Texas Prisons

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Death Penalty, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Food and Drug Administration

The Citizens' Voice

Suit: Lackawanna Children and Youth placed boy with known Wilkes-Barre sex abuser

Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services knowingly placed a 7-year-old Scranton boy in foster care with a Wilkes-Barre couple whose adopted son had a history of sexual abuse, the boy and his mother charge in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.


Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Lackawanna County, PA, Scranton, PA, Prison

Foster's Daily Democrat

Coffey found guilty on three rape charges

Samuel Coffey will spend at least 30 years behind bars in New Hampshire State Prison after a jury of his peers on Monday afternoon found him guilty on three rape charges.


Related Topix: Prison, Dover, NH

New Jersey Herald

Two years probation for heroin sale

Stephanie Villarreal, 27, was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Critchley in state Superior Court in Newton on Aug. 8. She was ordered to pay $1,210 in fines and was given 79 days credit for time served.


Related Topix: Sussex County, NJ, Newton, NJ, Prison, Bayonne, NJ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

South Paris man killed in police shooting in Mexico

State police said Steven R. Piirainen, 52, of South Paris, was killed after he exchanged fire with a state trooper and a Mexico police officer on Sunday.


Related Topix: South Paris, ME, Maine State Prison, Prison

WDTN-TV Dayton

Melvin Brown accused of assault in Montgomery County.

He was being processed at the Montgomery County Jail for a previous altercation when he jumped a counter and lunged at a booking officer.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, OH, Prison, Montgomery County Jail

The Modesto Bee

Alleged lover of Marine's missing wife arrested

Marine Cpl. Christopher Brandon Lee was arrested around 10 p.m. local time Sunday on the warrant and was being held Monday while federal agents traveled to get him in Anchorage, said Cynthia Kott, a booking clerk at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.


Related Topix: Anchorage Correctional Complex, Prison, Twentynine Palms, CA

Nashoba Publishing Online

2nd inmate arraigned in Souza-Baranowski prisoner's murder

A second inmate charged in the murder of another Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmate was held without bail after his arraignment Monday morning in Clinton District Court.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Prison, Camden, AL

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 18

A West Palm Beach man is out of jail on a $4,000 bond after kicking a police officer in the face and pepper-spraying a loss-prevention officer while trying to steal a stereo speaker from Wal-Mart.


Related Topix: Prison, West Palm Beach, FL

Hit man in Neulander killing to be released

A hit man hired by a South Jersey rabbi to kill his wife is set to be freed from prison a day before the 20th anniversary of the murder.


Related Topix: Prison

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Bennington Banner

State grapples with aging prison facilities

With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.


Related Topix: Prison, Springfield, VT, Vermont, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Chittenden, VT, Rutland, VT