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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000...
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A civil liberties group is asking the Providence Police Department to follow the state prison system and stop honoring federal immigration detainers without a warrant. Gov....
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The New Mexico Department of Corrections is rethinking its social media and internet access policy for thousands of inmates after being warned that it likely violates constitutional rights to free...
2014/07/23 03:13
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Federal investigators are visiting the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women as part of the ongoing investigation of alleged sexual abuse of inmates by employees. Corrections Department spokeswoman Kristi...
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A man who raped and murdered a Wellington schoolgirl 17 years ago has moved a step closer to being temporarily released from prison. The Parole Board has supported a 16-week scheme that would see...
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Errors have called the reliability of Vermont's sex offender registry into question, a new state auditor's report found, and continue to delay the publishing of home addresses of convicted sex...
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Ramsey man gets probation on DWI plea A Ramsey man with a prior felony DWI conviction had prison time stayed in Anoka County District Court July 7 after entering a guilty plea to another felony DWI...
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Observer Correspondent Last Friday, in a ceremony at Lincoln School, 36 youngsters graduated from the Kearny Police Department’s Junior Police Academy following two weeks of intensive, but fun,...
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The new warden at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck has 17 years of experience working in correctional facilities. Colby Braun most recently has been director of...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is recommending numerous changes in prison security after a convicted quadruple murderer escape earlier this year. Bill Schuette's independent...
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Osceola County is working on a deal to hire a private health-care company for jail inmates that has been sued elsewhere over alleged poor care and, in one case, the death of a prisoner. Commissioners...
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The state Corrections Department has agreed to pay $250 to settle a lawsuit by an inmate who said his health was harmed by exposure to mold and bleach. John Jacobson said he was told to remove the...
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A SPANISH drug trafficker has given birth while in custody after attempting to smuggle up to half a million dollars worth of cocaine into New Zealand. Cristina Guerrero-Nieto delivered the baby last...
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It’s billed by promoters as a “Battle for Freedom”, but inmates who take part in the Prison Fight programme have little chance of securing an early release, regardless of their success or failure in...
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Police: alcohol a factor in crash that seriously injured 3Police: alcohol a factor in crash that seriously injured 3 Police think alcohol may be to blame for a Wood County accident that seriously...
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Diboll, TX (CNN) — Nineteen people were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten people were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine...
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An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections. The claim comes...
2014/07/18 03:38
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A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory and...
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Prison workers accused of sexual contact with inmates A Corrections Department official confirms that four female prison workers were fired from the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia,...
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IT APPEARS life inside prisons is not as luxurious as some may care to believe. Even Ipswich West MP Sean Choat had to admit his recent tour of the soon-to-be-reopened Borallon prison revealed just...
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