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  • Feds launch probe into contraband at Northampton County Prison

    Feds launch probe into contraband at Northampton County Prison
    Four Northampton County Prison guards are on suspension from their jobs amid a federal investigation into contraband trafficking at the jail, according to the head of the corrections officers' union. The guards were escorted off the prison's grounds...
  • The latest on NY prison escape: Items found in remote cabin

    12:15 p.m. (EDT) Authorities say they have discovered items in a cabin that may be linked two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York more than two weeks ago. State police Maj. Charles Guess says Monday that...
  • Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday. 'ADULT' STATUS, OTHER ISSUES SUBJECT OF HEARING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STABBINGS SUSPECT Monday's hearing could determine whether 17-year-old...
  • Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

    Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state. About 300...
  • Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons

    California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting...
  • Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border

    Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border
    FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search...
  • Search for escaped prisoners stays intense at New York-Pennsylvania border

    Search for escaped prisoners stays intense at New York-Pennsylvania border
    Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching in New York’s Allegany County for two murderers who escaped a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago, officials announced Sunday. The response follows a Saturday tip from someone who...
  • Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

    The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago. New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy said officers were investigating a...
  • Indiana sentencing change delays need for more prison space

    Indiana lawmakers' decision to start sending more low-level criminals to community corrections and jails has delayed the state's need for new prison space for at least one year, officials say. Starting next January, no person convicted of a Level 6...
  • First inmates to arrive at Thomson prison next month

    The first prisoners to be housed at Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois are expected to arrive next month. The (Moline) Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Jalhjf ) the federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed about 80 minimum security prisoners...
  • Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

    Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck, and a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the...