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  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California

    Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California
    One in five California criminals could get a break under proposed new sentencing laws before voters this fall, but the measure is unlikely to produce big benefits for schools and communities, as its name suggests. Proposition 47, billed as the "Safe...
  • Lehigh County inmate charged with punching corrections officer

    Lehigh County inmate charged with punching corrections officer
    An inmate in Lehigh County Jail was charged Friday with punching a corrections officer in April, according to court records. That Soe Naing, 28, with no current address, was charged Friday with aggravated assault and simple assault. Naing had been in...
  • Doggie detective ready to do his duty

    Doggie detective ready to do his duty
    His name is Council. He is yellow, fluffy and friendly. But this pet won't be spending his time playing fetch. The 16-month old Labrador retriever is a new Sheriff's deputy, the first in Broward County to be trained to sniff out cellphones. Cellphones...
  • Wichita man arrested in connection with rape of 100-year-old woman

    WICHITA, Kan. A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault last week of a 100-year-old woman, Wichita police said Friday. The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary,...
  • Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home

    Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home
    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday they've arrested at least one of the two juveniles involved in a May arson. Deputies said the juvenile, who was 16 when the fire occurred but is now 17, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail...
  • Correction Officer Stabbed In Neck At Cheshire

    Correction Officer Stabbed In Neck At Cheshire
    CHESHIRE — An officer at the Cheshire Correctional Institution was stabbed in the neck Thursday morning by an inmate and the prison was locked down, according to union and correction officials. The officer, a 13-year veteran whose name was not...
  • Oklahoma unveils renovated execution chamber after botched execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma prison officials on Thursday unveiled a renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, aimed at addressing issues that arose during the state's last execution. The state made additions and...
  • U.S. justices scratch chins over prison beard lengths

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices, hearing an important religious rights case on Tuesday, expressed doubt over whether the state of Arkansas can justify preventing a Muslim inmate from having a beard. The court appears likely to grant...
  • Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016

    Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016
    Taxpayers won’t be hit any harder by next year’s Cook County government spending plan, but they may not be so fortunate in 2016. That admission by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday came after her annual budget speech,...
  • Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick

    Emmaus man sentenced to 1-5 years in fatal fight involving hockey stick
    As Alexander O. Roscioli waited to be sentenced for fighting and killing a 70-year-old man last year in Emmaus, a Lehigh County prosecutor urged the judge to give him state time. "He needs to be somewhere that protects the community until Mr. Roscioli...