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  • Cool, rainy weather hinders hunt for loose killers on Day 11

    Search teams hindered by cool, rainy weather combed through woods for an 11th day trying to track down two escaped murderers on Tuesday as one official raised doubts the escapees relied solely on a now-jailed prison worker to help them get away after...
  • Latest prison escape frees our gaper mentality

    Latest prison escape frees our gaper mentality
    Before you learned about their evil-minded murders and lengthy criminal records, did you feel compelled to root for the brazen prison escape by Richard Matt and David Sweat? The two convicted killers escaped June 6 from the maximum security Clinton...
  • The latest on NY prison escape: Search area to be expanded

    5:40 p.m. (EDT) New York state police say the search for two killers who escaped from an upstate prison will be expanded beyond where the manhunt has been most intense. Police say hundreds of officers have searched 16 square miles of woods, fields and...
  • Officials apprehend 19-year-old who escaped from juvenile prison

    A 19-year-old man who escaped from a St. Charles youth prison Monday was apprehended about 3 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Denzell Walker escaped from the medium-security facility, where he was being held after a parole violation on a burglary charge,...
  • Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care

    Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care
    Lamont Cathey was a promising Chicago basketball prospect, a dominating 6-8 center who had the potential to play at a Division II college until he was arrested and charged in the theft of money from a pizzeria safe more than a year ago. Unable to post a...
  • Improving justice in Cook County

    Improving justice in Cook County
    Two years ago, Cook County's top officials sat side-by-side for an interview on Channel 11 WTTW's weeknight program, "Chicago Tonight." It was a grab-the-popcorn moment. Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, County Board President Toni...
  • Nurturing smart justice in Los Angeles County

    Nurturing smart justice in Los Angeles County
    Nearly four years ago, California's 58 counties and their jails began taking on some of the state's burden of housing and supervising nonviolent felons, and contrary to widespread belief, the shift wasn't merely a result of federal court orders to...
  • Inmates set to be transferred as New Jersey jail closes

    A minimum security jail in southern New Jersey is closing and its inmates are being transported elsewhere. The Burlington County Times reports (http://bit.ly/1MVBtU1 ) female inmates from the Burlington County Corrections and Work Release Center will...
  • Search for escaped New York killers goes on; governor cites little progress

    Search for escaped New York killers goes on; governor cites little progress
    As a large manhunt for two escaped killers stretched into its ninth day in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that “we don’t know if they are still in the immediate area or if they are in Mexico by now.” In recent days,...
  • Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat? N.Y. prison escapees have violent history

    Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat? N.Y. prison escapees have violent history
    Who are Richard Matt and David Sweat, the inmates who staged a daring Hollywood-like disappearing act from a New York maximum security prison? Until last weekend, no one had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., since it was...
  • Prosecutor says escaped killers used contractors' tools

    The two killers who cut their way out of a maximum-security prison apparently used tools routinely stored there by contractors, taking care to return them to their toolboxes after each night's work so that no one would notice, a prosecutor said Sunday....