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  • Corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling pot, tobacco into prison

    Corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling pot, tobacco into prison
    A corrections officer at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex pleaded guilty to smuggling tobacco and marijuana into the prison, a U.S. attorney's spokesman said. Jason Epstein, 29, of Orlando, had prisoners ask people outside Coleman to wire him...
  • Police: Allentown man driving high at time of fatal crash

    An Allentown man was under the influence of methadone and opiates when his truck hit and killed another man who was standing outside his car on Route 22 in South Whitehall Township, authorities say. Brian Jeffrey Creazzo, 40, of the 900 block of Congress...
  • ACLU, others ask Pennsylvania to name makers of death penalty drugs

    The American Civil Liberties Union and four newspapers have asked a federal judge to unseal court records in an attempt to learn where Pennsylvania corrections officials purchased the drugs that will be used to execute a death row inmate later this month,...
  • South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse

    South Carolina father accused of killing 5 kids was investigated for abuse
    South Carolina child protection workers visited the family of a man accused of killing his five children at least a dozen times since 2011 in response to reports of abuse and neglect, state records released on Thursday show. The children, aged 1 to 8,...
  • Sheriff: We don't know why father killed his five children

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they still have no motive from the Lexington County father who will be charged in the killing of his five children in one of the largest mass murders in the region's recent history. On Tuesday,...
  • Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month

    Richard Alarcon sentencing for perjury and voter fraud delayed a month
    A judge delayed the sentencing on Wednesday of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife for their voter fraud and perjury convictions. Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli set the Alarcons' next court date for Oct. 14, when...
  • Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison

    Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison
    The man who was killed by a SunRail train last week in Sanford is an ex-convict with a history of drug offenses, drunkenness and burglaries who had been released from prison in April. Sanford police on Thursday released his name: Richard Dean Holley, 55....
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...
  • Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'

    Gut-wrenching photo evidence from Brown vs. Plata in 'Prison Obscura'
    The United States is a world leader in a lot of areas. Perhaps most disconcerting is our dominance in the area of incarceration. More than 2 million people currently reside in America's prisons and jails, a figure that has more than quadrupled since 1980,...
  • Norway to rent Dutch prisons to cut convict queue

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to rent prison space in the Netherlands as the queue of convicts awaiting cells is growing and renovation work at Norwegian jails is expected to cut capacity, the justice ministry said on Monday. "At the moment, the queue...
  • On day of parole, contraband pot snarls inmate's exit

    It was the day Northampton County Prison inmate James E. Toy was finally going to be released, and he was gathering up his things. Freedom may have been calling, that didn't mean that Toy was going to leave behind his marijuana. It was a "de minimus"...