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  • 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"...
  • Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation

     Cop killer prompts reflection on rehabilitation
    Dean Chavez was 20 years old on the alcohol-soaked night when he and four buddies killed an off-duty neighborhood cop in Hegewisch, a collection of trim, brick homes on Chicago's southeastern fringe. Chavez served 10 years of a nearly three-decade...
  • Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn

    Video shows officers arresting Allentown police chief's son with guns drawn
    The final confrontation between Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald's son Christopher and the police officers who arrested him ended peacefully with the young man lying prone on the pavement in a Whitehall Township parking lot surrounded by officers....
  • The McDonnells' legal battles are far from over

    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell's legal battle is far from over. The process that will determine their fate, and set legal precedents for other politicians, may still take years. It could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But...
  • West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation

    West Easton Treatment Center's new garden nourishing rehabilitation
    The fenced-in garden next to the West Easton Treatment Center looks like any other large, late-summer plot: full of tomatoes, shiny-skinned peppers, fat zucchini lying in repose beneath the shade of their own broad leaves. But to hungry people in the...
  • DNA evidence frees Michigan man jailed for 15 years

    KALKASKA, Mich. The county prosecutor on Friday agreed to drop charges and free a man who served 15 years of a life sentence in state prison for the murder of an elderly woman in this northern Michigan town. Jamie Peterson, 39, could be released as...
  • Former women's prison ready for transformation

    Former women's prison ready for transformation
    The Broward County Correctional facility still screams maximum security -- its 15-foot-high perimeter fence, dressed with winding rows of razor-sharp concertina wire, appears impassable. But there are no inmates here and only a single security guard, an...