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  • Sender of drug-laced jail mail sentenced to prison

    Sender of drug-laced jail mail sentenced to prison
    A onetime Broward County chemical engineer was sentenced to just over a year in prison Friday for mailing postcards laced with a hallucinogenic drug to inmates in the Broward County jail. William Hahne, 57, pleaded guilty last month to two federal...
  • Sweep uncovered no drugs in Northampton County Prison

    Sweep uncovered no drugs in Northampton County Prison
    Despite three hits by drug-sniffing dogs during Wednesday's nearly seven-hour search of Northampton County Prison, no drugs were uncovered, the county's top law enforcement and corrections officials say. "The bottom line is that no drugs were found,"...
  • Federal prison inmate gets 30 years for killing over stamps

    A man from El Salvador will spend 30 years in prison for killing his cellmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania over the theft of postage stamps. Javier Oswaldo Jovel-Aguilar, 37, was sentenced Wednesday night by a federal judge in Williamsport who...
  • Alabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse

    An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show. The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a...
  • Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison in the Hudson Valley on Thursday, met with three 17-year-old inmates and ended the tour by repeating his call for keeping the youngest law breakers from adult prisons. During two hours at the medium-...
  • Deal near to end fed oversight of Lake jail

    Deal near to end fed oversight of Lake jail
    Lake County Sheriff John Buncich needs to hire 1.4 more nurses for the county jail as part of a deal with inspectors that could get the facility and its operations out from under the eye of the Department of Justice. If the county successfully...
  • Contraband sweep at Northampton County Prison prompts internal investigation

    Contraband sweep at Northampton County Prison prompts internal investigation
    Pennsylvania corrections officials uncovered suspected drugs in two cells and a staff locker during a sweep of Northampton County Prison, prompting an internal investigation at the 144-year-old facility. Seventy-nine officers from three state prisons...
  • L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population

    L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population
    Los Angeles County is among 20 government entities -- including cities, counties and one state -- that won a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation aimed at reducing jail populations. Nearly 200 government entities competed for the...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf goes to prison to tout preschool funding

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf goes to prison to tout preschool funding
    HARRISBURG — Since he introduced his $33.8 billion budget nearly three months ago, Gov. Tom Wolf has toured the state, visiting schools to press his plans to spend heavily on education. On Tuesday, Wolf continued that publicity tour at a different...
  • Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care

    Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care
    Lamont Cathey was a promising Chicago basketball prospect, a dominating 6-8 center who had the potential to play at a Division II college until he was arrested and charged in the theft of money from a pizzeria safe more than a year ago. Unable to post a...
  • Prison inmates fighting addiction must wear shirt and tie

    A western Massachusetts prison believes dressing for success can help inmates break the stranglehold of addiction. Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe Jr. requires inmates at his jail's minimum-security substance abuse treatment facility wear a shirt and...