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  • Pope plans to speak on immigration, religious liberty during Philly visit

    PHILADELPHIA During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city's largest prison. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the pope's...
  • For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds

    For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds. And one more thing: It's a former prison. The economic development office says July 7 is the deadline to submit...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

    Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out — finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew...
  • Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
    Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before...
  • The Latest: Guard charged in connection with escape in court

    The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. A New York corrections officer charged in connection with the escape of two killers from a maximum-...
  • 2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured

    2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured
    A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking...
  • Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

    It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved...
  • SCI-Greene inmates forge bond training service dogs

    The 15 inmates chosen to train Labrador retriever service dogs at the state prison in Greene didn't get much sleep the first night that five puppies spent in their block in March 2014. "I don't know if they were expecting the whimpering all night and the...
  • Escaped North Carolina inmate back in custody

    An inmate who authorities say escaped from a North Carolina lockup with the help of a prison employee has been recaptured, according to a state prisons spokeswoman. Kristopher McNeil, 29, was in custody in the Davidson County Jail, Department of Public...
  • The Latest: Farmer heard shots as escapee captured on land

    The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local): 11:00 p.m. The Amish dairy farmer who owns the land where an escaped killer was shot and captured in upstate New York says she...
  • In upstate New York, locals weary as manhunt continues for prison escapee

    In upstate New York, locals weary as manhunt continues for prison escapee
    A dangerous escaped murderer could be on the loose somewhere near this isolated town, but residents say they have grown weary of the intense manhunt that is consuming daily life. Hundreds of law enforcement officers, including state troopers and U.S....