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  • Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

    Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout...
  • Lawsuits point to multiple inmate shootings at Nevada prison

    Lawsuits and data point to multiple cases of guards firing shotguns at inmates at a Nevada state prison where a handcuffed prisoner was killed by a corrections officer trainee last November. Federal lawsuits have been filed in Las Vegas by at least three...
  • Newport News to close City Farm correctional facility

    Newport News plans to close its City Farm correctional facility. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1JKk92E ) reports that City Council approved the facility's closure on Tuesday. Inmates will be transferred to the City Jail or to a regional jail in...
  • Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies

    Bill On Transfer To Prison Of Violent Criminally Insane Patients Dies
    HARTFORD — State officials grappling with the case of Francis Anderson were hoping members of the judiciary committee Monday would pass legislation they said would have closed a loophole in state laws that address where to house legally insane...
  • NY state police investigating inmate death at state prison

    New York state police say they're investigating an inmate death at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, where troopers responded Monday following a report of an assault on staff. Corrections officials identified the...
  • Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate at a California state prison where he is serving a 31-year sentence, officials said Monday. Phillips, 39, is accused of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found...
  • ACLU seeks probe amid hunger strike at Ohio supermax prison

    The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into conditions at Ohio's super-maximum security prison amid a long-running hunger strike. The protest at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown began March 16 to draw...
  • Efforts to end prison abuse fall short

    Efforts to end prison abuse fall short
    The federal government should be leading the effort to end the abuse of isolating prisoners from meaningful social interaction and other basic needs. Instead, the federal system's practices are clearly contributing to the morally inexcusable overuse of...
  • Alleged smuggling operation stings detention center

    Alleged smuggling operation stings detention center
    They're accused of smuggling in cigarettes, a cell phone and smokeless tobacco. There were lighters, matches and electronic cigarettes, too, and even a chicken Caesar wrap. "It was a black eye for our department, but the men and women who work there...
  • Stage not yet set for resumption of Guantanamo detainee releases

    MIAMI While some in the Obama administration are eager to resume transfers of detainees at Guantanamo this summer, none of the mechanisms are yet in place to move even one of the 122 captives now held at the detention center in southeast Cuba, U.S....
  • Aaron Hernandez moved to new prison after murder conviction

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a new prison a week after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life behind bars. A state prisons official says Hernandez was moved Wednesday to the maximum-...