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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guard who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape

    A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday. But correction officer Gene Palmer had no knowledge any contraband was inside the meat he gave to the two...
  • 3 indicted in college student's death in Georgia jail

    Mathew Ajibade was arrested on a domestic violence charge in January and was later found dead, strapped to a chair in a county jail in Savannah, Georgia. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted two former jail employees and a health care worker in the...
  • Lawsuit decries use of solitary confinement in Illinois prisons

    Lawsuit decries use of solitary confinement in Illinois prisons
    During years in solitary confinement, Brian Nelson says he spent the days pacing in his 5-by-12-foot cell to the point that each week brought new blood blisters to his feet. "Years alone in a room, that's just wrong, especially in America," said Nelson,...
  • The Latest: Officials say it's not known if convicts armed

    12 p.m. Authorities searching 75 square miles of rugged northern New York terrain for two escaped murderers say they still don't' know for sure if the convicts are armed. State police Maj. Charles Guess says Wednesday that searchers have always...
  • Indianapolis attorney charged with sexual misconduct

    An Indianapolis attorney faces several charges of misconduct after he had two female inmates who he was representing expose themselves and perform sexual acts on him in an interview room at the Shelby County Jail, according to prosecutors. Clark G. Rehme...