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  • Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons

    California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting...
  • Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border

    Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting near Pennsylvania border
    FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search...
  • Search for escaped prisoners stays intense at New York-Pennsylvania border

    Search for escaped prisoners stays intense at New York-Pennsylvania border
    Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching in New York’s Allegany County for two murderers who escaped a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago, officials announced Sunday. The response follows a Saturday tip from someone who...
  • Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

    The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago. New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy said officers were investigating a...
  • Indiana sentencing change delays need for more prison space

    Indiana lawmakers' decision to start sending more low-level criminals to community corrections and jails has delayed the state's need for new prison space for at least one year, officials say. Starting next January, no person convicted of a Level 6...
  • First inmates to arrive at Thomson prison next month

    The first prisoners to be housed at Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois are expected to arrive next month. The (Moline) Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Jalhjf ) the federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed about 80 minimum security prisoners...
  • Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

    Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck, and a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the...
  • Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. may begin home detention Monday

    Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. may begin home detention Monday
    Jesse Jackson Jr. could be home as early as Monday to serve the last three months of his prison term on home detention, sources told the Tribune. Jackson, 50, a former Democratic congressman from Chicago, entered prison on Oct. 29, 2013, after he was...
  • Utah inmate's son sues after father misses dialysis, dies

    The son of an inmate who died at the Utah state prison has sued corrections officials and health care providers, accusing them of violating his father's civil rights by failing to give him dialysis for two days. Inmate Ramon C. Estrada died April 5 after...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month

     Jesse Jackson Jr. could go home this month
    Jesse Jackson Jr., who left prison in March for a halfway house in Baltimore, will be eligible for home confinement beginning June 22, sources told the Tribune. Jackson, 50, was convicted in 2013 for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. He...
  • Feds: Corrections officer gave inmates cell phones, drugs for bribe money

    Feds: Corrections officer gave inmates cell phones, drugs for bribe money
    A Lake County man who worked as a federal corrections officer has been arrested after investigators say he smuggled contraband into prison in exchange for thousands of dollars in bribe money. Robert Brown, 32, worked at the Coleman federal prison in...