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  • 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...
  • Search for escaped New York killers goes on; governor cites little progress

    Search for escaped New York killers goes on; governor cites little progress
    As a large manhunt for two escaped killers stretched into its ninth day in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that “we don’t know if they are still in the immediate area or if they are in Mexico by now.” In recent days,...
  • 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...
  • Prosecutor says escaped killers used contractors' tools

    The two killers who cut their way out of a maximum-security prison apparently used tools routinely stored there by contractors, taking care to return them to their toolboxes after each night's work so that no one would notice, a prosecutor said Sunday....
  • The Latest on prison escape: Manholes welded shut at prison

    7:30 p.m. (EDT) Workers are welding shut a manhole at the base of a wall on the side of the upstate New York prison where two killers escaped last week. They also are sealing two other manholes Sunday on the street near the maximum-security prison in...