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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yes on Proposition 47

     Yes on Proposition 47
    Proposition 47 would do a great deal to stop the ongoing and unnecessary flow of Californians to prison for nonviolent and nonserious offenses and would, crucially, reduce the return flow of offenders from prison back to their neighborhoods in a condition...
  • 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...
  • Florida investigating new female prison inmate death

    TALLAHASSEE Fla (Reuters) - Florida is investigating the death of a female inmate, the latest in a series of prisoner deaths that have raised questions about state prison safety, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Latandra Ellington, 36,...
  • Guard at Cook County Jail convicted of ordering inmate's beating

    Guard at Cook County Jail convicted of ordering inmate's beating
    A correctional officer at the Cook County Jail who ordered and then took part in the beating of a mentally ill inmate was convicted Thursday after another guard testified against her. Pamela Bruce shook her head and clenched her jaw as co-defendant...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard

    Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the execution warrant for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, a development that came three days after the five-time killer publicly backed away from challenging the state to execute him. Absent a stay, Ballard will be...
  • Sentence for Moore Township rapist cut by nearly 14 years at appeal

    A Moore Township rapist once labeled "an ultimate and utmost" danger to society saw his decades-long sentence shaved on Thursday by nearly 14 years, giving him hope of one day being released from prison. In 2007, Patrick Horan received almost 40 to 80...