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3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars. T.J. Lane, convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in the Cleveland area in 2012, did not threaten officers with the pitchfork, and it isn't known where he got it from, said patrol Lt.


Related Topix: 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Drugs, Allen Correctional Institution, Prison

7 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

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Man accused of shooting at walker from car Clarksville man charged with aggravated assault; victim not injured by gunfire. Check out this story on A Clarksville man was arrested Friday night after allegedly firing a gun at a man walking on Woody Hills Drive.


Related Topix: Clarksville, TN, Montgomery County Jail, Prison

8 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Patrol: Escaped Ohio school shooter had pitchfork

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Lima, OH, Allen Correctional Institution, Prison

12 hrs ago |

Judge dismisses murder case against Baby Kate's father, Sean Phillips, of Mason County

A Mason County judge has dismissed the murder charge against Sean Phillips, the Victory Township man accused of killing his infant daughter known to many as "Baby Kate" back in 2011. The decision was released by the office of District Court Judge Peter J. Wadel early Monday morning, Sept.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Mason County, MI, Prison, Michigan Reformatory

16 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Lawsuit in Del. Inmate's Suicide Moves Forward

A Delaware family's lawsuit is moving forward against two state Department of Corrections officials in an inmate's suicide. The lawsuit was filed against former Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Stan Taylor and former warden Raphael Williams.


Related Topix: Delaware Government, Delaware, Suicide, Howard R Young Correctional Institution, Prison, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

20 hrs ago | SFGate

NY man who ran down jogger back in jail for drugs

A 32-year-old northern New York man who served prison time for driving drunk and hitting and killing a 20-year-old jogger is back behind bars. Steven Baker of West Chazy pleaded guilty last month in Clinton County Court to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of post-release supervision.


Related Topix: Prison, Chazy, NY, Downstate Correctional Facility

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times of Israel

Death row inmate sues for kosher food

A death row inmate is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction claiming he is an Orthodox Jew and is being denied kosher food. Steven Hayes, 51, a convicted murderer and rapist, filed a handwritten lawsuit in federal court saying that he has been requesting kosher food since May 2013 and that he has lost weight due to its denial of kosher food, the Hartford Courant reported.


Related Topix: Prison, Northern Correctional Institution, Somers, CT

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Women's prison oversight, new position meant to improve safety

An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Tutwiler Prison for Women, Prison


Inmate dies after fight at Utah State Prison

Officers ordered Christopher Lee Lucas, 25, and another inmate to stop fighting and used pepper spray when they were ignored, police said. As officers walked Lucas out of the cell, he collapsed.


Related Topix: Prison, Utah State Prison

News 4 Jax

13 fired from Department of Corrections

State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing 13 people in the wake of widespread abuse allegations. The Florida Department of Corrections on Friday announced the dismissal of three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution.


Related Topix: Prison, Chipley, FL

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Escaped School Shooter TJ Lane Had 'Highest Level of Security'

Notorious school shooter T.J. Lane escaped an Ohio prison with two other inmates by scaling a barbed wire fence and crossing over the roof of the prison entry building despite being assigned "the highest level security grade," prison officials said Friday. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for the massacre he carried out in February 2012 in Chardon, Ohio, was recaptured several hours later by a team of officers with dogs.


Related Topix: Prison, Chardon, OH, Ohio State Penitentiary

Star News

Man admits he stabbed his buddy

A Chula Vista man pleaded guilty Sept. 5 to assault with a deadly weapon in an incident where he stabbed a childhood friend 14 times during a long talk they were having about the direction of the man's life.


Related Topix: Chula Vista, CA, Prison

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Blackstone mother held without bail in deaths of three infants

A day after investigators found the remains of three infants in the home where she lived, Erika Murray was arraigned on several charges, including witness intimidation and fetal death concealment out of wedlock, and ordered held without bail. Ms. Murray, of 23 St. Paul St., is charged with fetal death concealment out of wedlock, witness intimidation, animal cruelty, two counts of permitting substantial injury to a child, misleading a police officer and two counts of violating a restraining order.


Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Framingham, MA, Prison

CBS Local

Prison Guards Face Suit for Pepper Spraying Inmate

A Maryland federal court case alleging excessive force by prison guards against an inmate has been revived by an appeals court. The Daily Record reports that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision of a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Wayne Boone, who alleges that he was pepper sprayed by prison guards at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Branch Correctional Institution, Prison

Stoughton Man Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

A Stoughton man was sentenced to 3-5 years in state prison on Friday after being charged in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed 20-year-old Evan Bard in May 2013, NECN reported .


Related Topix: Stoughton, MA, Prison


Ceremony marks anniversary of Attica riot

Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising. New York corrections officials, members of the guards' union and family members of those killed will gather in front of Attica Correctional Facility for a series of events on Saturday.


Related Topix: Riot, Attica, NY, Prison, Attica Correctional Facility

The York Daily Record

Attorney general: Two charged, one sentenced on child porn charges

A convicted child predator was sentenced this week, just as the state attorney general's office announced the arrest of two other York County men who are accused of preying on children. Eddie Junior Mort II was sentenced Wednesday to 25 to 50 years in state prison after his conviction on child pornography charges, the state attorney general announced in a news release.


Related Topix: York County, PA, Prison, York, PA

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

7 Florida prison employees fired in crackdown

State prison officials have fired three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution. Two other officers were also fired in separate incidents.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

NBC Washington

15-Year Sentence in Vet's Murder

Kwang Choi "KC" Joy was sentenced to Sept. 12, 2014 to 15 years to life in prison for the 2012 murder of Maribel Ramos.


Related Topix: Prison, Cal State Fullerton

Pocono Record

Ex-inmate pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges

A man faces 10 more years behind bars after pleading guilty to forcing two teens into prostitution with the help of his girlfriend, who was a guard at the western Pennsylvania prison where he served time for drug charges. Rasul Abernathy, 33, who last lived in Coatesville, in eastern Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex-trafficking charges involving a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Philadelphia, PA, Greensburg, PA