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  • Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues

    Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues
    Heavily armed teams of officers on Thursday continued to search for a murderer who walked out of the Kankakee County jail a day earlier after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski said officials...
  • Sheriff links staff cuts to Illinois murder convict's escape

    Law enforcement officers armed with rifles on Thursday searched homes in eastern Illinois for a convicted murderer on the run, as the sheriff overseeing the manhunt linked his escape to budget and jail staffing cuts. Officers have searched around 50...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 3

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA PRISON WORKERS ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL INMATE Officials say three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting...
  • Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says

    Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says
    GAINESVILLE — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a...
  • Three members of Klan offshoot charged in connection with plot to kill ex-inmate

    MIAMI Thomas Jordan Driver wanted to kill somebody in the worst way, authorities say. He loaded insulin into syringes and planned to inject his target with the potentially lethal drug, then leave the man face-down in a river next to a fishing pole, to...
  • Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled...
  • Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail

    Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail
    Cook County Jail may not be a very pleasant place, but it is not the cesspool of violence described by several inmates in a federal lawsuit, a judge ruled late Tuesday. In a long-awaited opinion, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a motion...
  • Creal Springs man gets 6 years for meth lab in motel room

    A southern Illinois man accused of cooking meth in front of his 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to six years in state prison. The Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/1xC5K6U ) reports 26-year-old Timothy Carr of Creal Springs pleaded guilty last...
  • Man charged in shooting officers discusses it in jail audio

    The attorney for the man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson expressed surprise Wednesday at audio of jail telephone calls in which his client appears to confess. Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, is accused of shooting...
  • NE Ohio prison to lay off 185 workers after losing contract

    The operator of a private prison in northeast Ohio says 185 employees are expected to lose their jobs because the government decided not to renew the facility's contract to house federal inmates. The Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown is...
  • 5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OF ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE But the state's justices are critical of the...