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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More states comply with federal rules to stop prison rape

    All but four states have either met or are working toward meeting federal guidelines intended to prevent prison rape, the U.S. Department of Justice says. Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska and Utah continue to reject the federal rules, according to the department'...
  • The latest on prison escape: No stop in hunt for 2 killers

    4:50 p.m. (EDT) State police say more than 800 law enforcement officers are pushing on in the hunt for convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt 10 days after the two escaped from a maximum-security prison in rural New York. Police say Monday a...
  • Prison worker charged with aiding N.Y. escapees appears in court

    Prison worker charged with aiding N.Y. escapees appears in court
    A woman charged with helping two murderers escape from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made another court appearance Monday as a manhunt in far northern New York marked its 10th day. The local...
  • 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...
  • Cool, rainy weather hinders hunt for escaped N.Y. killers on Day 11

    Cool, rainy weather hinders hunt for escaped N.Y. 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...
  • Frederick jail to add padded room for some inmates

    Officials say a padded room for inmates with mental health problems may become a new addition to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center by the end of the year. The Frederick News-Post reports (http://bit.ly/1KpuOSK ) that the county jail's assistant...