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Another arrest made in shooting of 8-year-old girl

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Kansas City police: officer severely hurt after jail attack

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Court doubles Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence

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South African court increases Oscar Pistorius' jail term

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Tennessee judge who offered inmates reduced sentences for sterilization rebuked

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Tennessee judge who offered inmates reduced sentences for sterilization rebuked


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1 inmate who fled Santa Clara County courthouse arrested, 1 still at large

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Alabama reschedules execution previously blocked by court

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Prison spokesman: Arkansas inmates take 2 guards hostage
TUCKER, Ark. – Two correctional officers at a maximum-security prison in central Arkansas were held hostage Friday by a pair of inmates, a prison system spokesman said. The officers, who suffered cuts and bruises, were freed a short time later, said Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves. The incident occurred in a housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock   Read More ...
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Prison spokesman: Arkansas inmates take 2 guards hostage
TUCKER, Ark. (AP) — Two correctional officers at a maximum-security prison in central Arkansas were held hostage Friday by a pair of inmates, a prison system spokesman said. The officers, who suffered cuts and bruises, were freed a short time later, said Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves. The incident occurred in a housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock   Read More ...
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Sherin Mathews: Adoptive Mom Of Dead Girl Spends Thanksgiving In Jail, Requests Bond Reduction [Video]
Sini Mathews, the adoptive mother of deceased Texas girl, Sherin Mathews, remained in jail on Thanksgiving after being arrested a week ago and charged with child endangerment. Her request for a bond reduction will take place during a court hearing on Monday. Mathews was arrested just last week, accused of leaving Sherin, 3, alone at home while she and her husband, Wesley Mathews, went out to dinner with their 4-year-old biological daughter   Read More ...
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Arkansas prison inmates take 2 guards hostage
TUCKER, Ark. (AP) — A prison system spokesman says two correctional officers were held hostage briefly by a pair of inmates at a state prison in central Arkansas. Spokesman Solomon Graves of the Arkansas Department of Correction says the officers were freed with minor injuries shortly after being taken hostage Friday evening in a housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas   Read More ...
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Arkansas prison inmates take 2 guards hostage
TUCKER, Ark. (AP) — A prison system spokesman says two correctional officers were held hostage briefly by a pair of inmates at a state prison in central Arkansas. Spokesman Solomon Graves of the Arkansas Department of Correction says the officers were freed with minor injuries shortly after being taken hostage Friday evening in a housing area at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas   Read More ...
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Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
The inmate, James Lekvick Wingo, left the jail annex and was spotted by a Moorhead police officer walking south in the 300 block of 10th Street North at 1:17 p.m. wearing all orange jail attire, police said Friday, Nov. 24.   Read More ...
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Sheriff: Driver who killed deputy claimed to be God, told jail to release 'one of my sons'
The man who authorities say drove his car straight at a police officer in rural Oakland County to kill him on Thanksgiving morning had earlier claimed he was God and demanded the release of one of his followers from jail, Lapeer County authorities said Friday. Just before midnight, the man walked into the Lapeer County Jail where a lobby microphone heard him “say he was God and he was here to bring out one of his sons — his followers,” Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna said   Read More ...
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Ex-Inkster cop’s conviction stands in bloody beating
Buy Photo. Inkster — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Detroit-area police officer whose bloody beating of a motorist was recorded on dash-cam video and led to a $1.4 million settlement. The decision this week comes months after William Melendez was released from prison. He served 14 months in jail and prison before he was released by the parole board   Read More ...
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‘White-power skinhead’ who killed Utah corrections officer in 2007 loses bid to withdraw his guilty plea
A self-described “white-power skinhead” who killed a Utah Department of Corrections officer during a 2007 escape attempt has lost a bid to take back his plea of guilty to aggravated murder. The Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the denial of Curtis Michael Allgier’s motion to withdraw the plea, ruling that he made his request too late. Allgier, now 38, avoided the possibility of a death sentence by striking a deal with prosecutors and pleading guilty to murder and other charges in the slaying of Officer Stephen Anderson   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubled to 13 years, 5 months
Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Federal intervention needed now at the Jackson County jail | The Kansas City Star
A Jackson County corrections officer is fighting for his life, severely beaten and in critical condition after an attack by an inmate that lasted eight excruciating minutes. How an assault that vicious could happen — and how it could continue for that long — must be explained. In May, we suggested that the U.S Department of Justice might have to step in, given the longstanding problems at the Jackson County Detention Center   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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CT prison population falls below 14,000 inmates
HARTFORD, CT (AP) - Connecticut's prison population has fallen below 14,000 inmates to its lowest level since 1994. The state Department of Correction reported that it had 13,917 inmates as of Thursday. That is down from a high of about 19,900 in 2008. The department says the population at the York Correctional Institution, the state's only prison for women, was at 942, its lowest since 1996   Read More ...
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Gillette man gets prison for shooting at officers
GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 22-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to 28 to 35 years in prison for shooting at two law enforcement officers with a high-powered rifle, hitting their vehicles. The Gillette News Record reports Brandon Daly pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder for shooting at a Campbell County sheriff's deputy and a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper in May 2016 along Highway 59 about 20 miles north of Gillette   Read More ...
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Court rejects defense lawyer Adam Reposa’s bid for early jail release
Denied bail as he serves six months in jail for contempt of court, Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa could stay behind bars for most — if not all — of his sentence before he gets the chance to tell an appeals court that a judge botched his case. Reposa’s lawyer, Keith Hampton, said his client has been treated “uniquely” and has been denied the same release rights afforded to defendants convicted of misdemeanors and even some felonies   Read More ...
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Connecticut prison population falls below 14,000 inmates
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s prison population has fallen below 14,000 inmates to its lowest level since 1994. The state Department of Correction reported that it had 13,917 inmates as of Thursday. That is down from a high of about 19,900 in 2008. The department says the population at the York Correctional Institution, the state’s only prison for women, was at 942, its lowest since 1996   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubled to 13 years, 5 months
Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Ex-UK soldier in Turkey released from jail pending trial
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says a Turkish court has released a former British soldier from jail pending the outcome of his trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization. Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in Turkey, accused of fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group in Syria. Lawyer Mehmet Baykara said the court in western Turkey, ordered him released from jail on Friday on condition that he regularly report to police   Read More ...
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Judge more than doubles Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence
Justice on South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals increases the disgraced Olympian's prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to 13 years and five months.   Read More ...
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Connecticut prison population falls below 14,000 inmates
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s prison population has fallen below 14,000 inmates to its lowest level since 1994. The state Department of Correction reported that it had 13,917 inmates as of Thursday. That is down from a high of about 19,900 in 2008. The department says the population at the York Correctional Institution, the state’s only prison for women, was at 942, its lowest since 1996   Read More ...
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Police chase landed guard beating suspect in Jackson County jail | The Kansas City Star
The man charged with critically injuring a Jackson County corrections officer this week was in jail for eluding police in a wild high-speed chase. Johnny R. Dunlap had been jailed since late September on charges stemming from the incident in April, according to court records. Dunlap, 20, had been charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a license in that case   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' Sentence for Murdering Girlfriend Is More Than Doubled: Reports
Paralympic medalist-turned-murderer Oscar Pistorius‘ prison sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was more than doubled on Friday when a South African appellate court agreed that his original term was “shockingly lenient,” multiple news outlets report. In its decision, the five-judge Supreme Court of Appeal ordered Pistorius — originally sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp — to spend 13 years and five months behind bars, according to the Associated Press, the BBC and   Read More ...
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Inmate who walked away from Clay County Jail recaptured
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — An inmate who walked away from the Clay County Jail in Moorhead was recaptured after a foot chase. A police officer noticed the inmate Thursday afternoon because of his orange jail clothing and ordered the man to stop. He fled, and law officers set up a one-block perimeter and called in a police dog from West Fargo, North Dakota   Read More ...
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2 officers, 2 inmates hurt in Maryland prison incident
CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say two inmates and two correctional officers were injured in an altercation this week at a western Maryland prison. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says two officers broke up a fight Tuesday afternoon between two inmates in the dining hall of the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution. The Times-News reports a male officer suffered two puncture wounds and a female officer experienced breathing problems   Read More ...
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Inmate who walked away from Clay County Jail recaptured
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An inmate who walked away from the Clay County Jail in Moorhead was recaptured after a foot chase. A police officer noticed the inmate Thursday afternoon because of his orange jail clothing and ordered the man to stop. He fled, and law officers set up a one-block perimeter and called in a police dog from West Fargo, North Dakota   Read More ...
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Jail Escapee, Still Wearing Orange Jail Attire, Arrested In Clay County
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Moorhead police have recovered a jail escapee who was still dressed in orange jail attire on Thursday afternoon. According to police, a Moorhead police officer saw a man walking south on the 300 block of 10th Street North. The officer confirmed that the clothing was from the Clay County Jail. The jail then confirmed the inmate, identified as 25-year-old James Lekvick Wingo, walked away from the Clay County Jail Annex   Read More ...
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Man gets 2 months in jail for torturing and killing 3 cats
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Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
When Wingo was ordered to stop, he fled into the neighborhood in the 1000 block of Second Avenue North, police said. Officers set up a one block square perimeter, and a West Fargo police dog was brought to the scene. A warning was given using a police vehicle’s public address system that the dog was being used, police said. Wingo fled to the south and was confronted by officers on the First Avenue North perimeter   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius’ Sentence for Murdering Girlfriend Is More Than Doubled: Reports
Paralympic medalist-turned-murderer Oscar Pistorius‘ prison sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was more than doubled on Friday when a South African appellate court agreed that his original term was “shockingly lenient,” multiple news outlets report. In its decision, the five-judge Supreme Court of Appeal ordered Pistorius — originally sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp — to spend 13 years and five months behind bars, according to the Associated Press, the BBC and   Read More ...
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Wrongly Convicted Man Enjoys Thanksgiving Dinner With Family After Being In Prison For 29 Years
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Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius‘ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa‘s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, more than doubling the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Brevard corrections deputy accused of taking money from inmate release fund
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Another arrest made in shooting of 8-year-old girl
“Thanks to our Gang Unit, the alleged driver of the blue vehicle that started the shooting on Clifton Church Rd. is in custody,” Robertson said in a statement. Another 17-year-old, Curtis Trimble of Clayton County, was arrested Wednesday, police said. He and Chatman are charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to jail records. The girl was an innocent bystander in a vehicle when gunfire broke out involving two other cars, Channel 2 Action News reported   Read More ...
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Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubled
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals increases prison sentence for former Olympic sprinter to 13 years and five months for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.   Read More ...
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Gunman's 18- to 36-year jail term for killing outside Harrisburg bar is justified, Pa. court finds
A Harrisburg man wasn't punished excessively when he was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison for a fatal shooting outside a city bar, a state Superior Court panel has found. And a Dauphin County jury was justified in rejecting Shane Barker's claim that he committed the killing in self-defense, the state judges found in an opinion Judge Anne E   Read More ...
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Pistorius' prison sentence doubles for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
SOMERSET WEST, SOUTH AFRICA - Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Harrisburg teen serving life in prison for killing his cousin must be resentenced, Pa. court says
The victim's family gave a round of applause when the penalty was imposed, but a state appeals court has voided the life prison sentence for a Harrisburg teen who killed his cousin. That Superior Court decision wasn't contested, since the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office agreed that, due to a change in the law, Niejea Stern's life without parole sentence is no longer enforceable   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubled to 13 years, 5 months
Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said a panel of judges unanimously upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Hughes County Jail in Pierre is on pace for a record amount of revenue from housing federal prisoners. County Finance Officer Jane Naylor says that through October, the jail received $2.3 million from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. That puts the jail on pace for a yearly total of $2.7 million, 11 percent more than the record of $2   Read More ...
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