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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....
  • Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

    Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
    A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother's death, according to an appellate court ruling. The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate...
  • 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...
  • NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner

    NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California

    Prop. 47 would cut penalties for 1 in 5 criminals in California
    One in five California criminals could get a break under proposed new sentencing laws before voters this fall, but the measure is unlikely to produce big benefits for schools and communities, as its name suggests. Proposition 47, billed as the "Safe...
  • Lehigh County inmate charged with punching corrections officer

    Lehigh County inmate charged with punching corrections officer
    An inmate in Lehigh County Jail was charged Friday with punching a corrections officer in April, according to court records. That Soe Naing, 28, with no current address, was charged Friday with aggravated assault and simple assault. Naing had been in...
  • Doggie detective ready to do his duty

    Doggie detective ready to do his duty
    His name is Council. He is yellow, fluffy and friendly. But this pet won't be spending his time playing fetch. The 16-month old Labrador retriever is a new Sheriff's deputy, the first in Broward County to be trained to sniff out cellphones. Cellphones...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones

    Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones
    Smuggling a cellphone to an inmate is a felony, and everyone who enters a prison is searched for contraband. And yet, inside Florida's prisons, the phones are everywhere. Cellphones have become a hot commodity in prison black markets, according to...