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  • Inmate to plead guilty in federal prison guard's killing

    An inmate at a federal prison in central California has agreed to plead guilty to killing a correctional officer seven years ago to avoid a possible death sentence, federal prosecutors said. Jose Cabrera Sablan, 47, agreed on Friday to plead guilty to...
  • The Latest: Escapee once pledged he wouldn't be taken alive

    The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m. The man who prosecuted Richard Matt's murder case seven years ago says the slain inmate swore back then that if...
  • The Latest on prison escape: Manholes welded shut at prison

    7:30 p.m. (EDT) Workers are welding shut a manhole at the base of a wall on the side of the upstate New York prison where two killers escaped last week. They also are sealing two other manholes Sunday on the street near the maximum-security prison in...
  • 2nd prison employee arrested in New York inmates' escape

    2nd prison employee arrested in New York inmates' escape
    A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer says...
  • Prison guard arrested in escape of two New York inmates

    Prison guard arrested in escape of two New York inmates
    A New York prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools allegedly hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer...
  • Guards union: Escape plan prompted Auburn prison lockdown

    The union representing New York corrections officers says the lockdown of a maximum-security prison in the Finger Lakes region was prompted by the discovery of escape plans in an inmate's cells. James Miller, spokesman for the New York State Correctional...
  • The Latest: Neighbor describes guard as friendly, quiet

    The latest on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 8:50 p.m. A neighbor of an upstate New York prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers says she doesn't believe "in a...
  • Prosecutor: N.Y. prison worker used raw meat to smuggle tools to inmates

    Prosecutor: N.Y. prison worker used raw meat to smuggle tools to inmates
    The New York prison worker accused of helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility smuggled tools to them by freezing them in raw hamburger meat, prosecutors said. Joyce Mitchell, 51, hid hacksaw blades, drill bits and a...
  • Northampton County puts a new focus on boosting smaller downtowns

    Northampton County puts a new focus on boosting smaller downtowns
    In a secluded hallway of the Northampton County Courthouse, two sheriff's deputies stand guard. Armed officers use this corridor to escort shackled prisoners to and from a holding area connected to the county prison. Each trip takes them past the cramped...
  • N.Y. prison guard provided convicts tools, denies knowing of escape plan

    N.Y. prison guard provided convicts tools, denies knowing of escape plan
    A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box but says he never knew they planned to bust out, authorities say. As the search for...
  • Lockdown at New York's Stormville state prison lifted

    A lockdown at Green Haven Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley is over. State officials say the lockdown at the maximum-security prison for men just northeast of West Point ended Monday. The prison was placed on lockdown June 12th for a facility-...