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  • Area residents on edge as search for 2 N.Y. killers continues

    Area residents on edge as search for 2 N.Y. killers continues
    Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge as the massive manhunt for two killers stretched into a ninth day and the two men remained on the loose after cutting themselves out of a maximum-security...
  • NY rural residents on edge as search for 2 killers continues

    Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge Saturday as the massive manhunt for two killers stretched over an eighth day and the two men remained undetected after cutting themselves out of a maximum-...
  • The Latest on prison escape: No new leads in manhunt

    5:30 p.m. (EDT) Eight days into the massive manhunt in upstate New York for two convicted killers, state police say they have no new leads. Hundreds of law enforcement officers blanketed a wooded area Saturday southeast of the maximum-security prison...
  • County supervisors vote to reconsider size of new Men's Central Jail

    County supervisors vote to reconsider size of new Men's Central Jail
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to pull back a plan to rebuild the aging Men’s Central Jail and reassess the number of beds needed in a new facility. Sheriff's officials, who manage Men's Central as part of the nation's largest...
  • Old Middlesex County Jail Could Become A Museum

    Old Middlesex County Jail Could Become A Museum
    HADDAM On Dec. 28, 1922, a Guilford tavern owner named Casper N. Cummings was sentenced to 60 days in prison for violating the Volstead Act — the national prohibition on the sale of alcohol. Federal crimes in those years were served at the county...
  • Lima inmates donate handmade sleeping bags for Ohio homeless

    Inmates at a northwest Ohio correctional facility have found a way to help the homeless while serving their sentences. Inmates at Lima's Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution donated over a dozen handmade sleeping bags and mats to help homeless people...
  • Prison inmate dies at Mount Olive Correctional Complex

    Authorities are investigating a prison inmate's death at Mount Olive Correctional Complex. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says David Munday assaulted a staff member Friday. When other staff tried to...
  • Prison break casts spotlight on staff-inmate relationships

    Training to work in maximum-security prisons includes stern warnings that add up to one message: Don't get too close to the inmates. Never treat the relationship as anything other than professional. Never reveal personal details an inmate could use to...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Police chief: Multiple suspects suspected of opening fire on officers outside Dallas police HQ Authorities say multiple suspects using automatic weapons opened fire on officers outside Dallas Police headquarters, before one man fled the scene in what...
  • Woman suspected of aiding escapees pleads not guilty to charges

    Woman suspected of aiding escapees pleads not guilty to charges
    A prison employee was arrested and charged Friday in connection with the bold escape of two killers, who remained on the loose a week after using power tools to cut their way to freedom. Joyce Mitchell, 51, of Dickinson Center, N.Y., was charged with...
  • Report: Immigrant quotas benefit for-profit prison operators

    Minimum occupancy quotas at immigrant detention facilities nationwide benefit for-profit prison operators by guaranteeing the government pays for thousands of detainees, regardless of whether those spots are filled, according to a new report by a group...