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  • The latest on NY prison escape: 15 Most Wanted list updated

    6:55 p.m. (EDT) Two killers who used power tools to escape from an upstate New York prison have been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted fugitives list. The Marshals Service says David Sweat and Richard Matt are violent escapees from the...
  • NY rural residents on edge as search for 2 killers continues

    Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge Saturday as the massive manhunt for two killers stretched over an eighth day and the two men remained undetected after cutting themselves out of a maximum-...
  • Area residents on edge as search for 2 N.Y. killers continues

    Area residents on edge as search for 2 N.Y. killers continues
    Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge as the massive manhunt for two killers stretched into a ninth day and the two men remained on the loose after cutting themselves out of a maximum-security...
  • Shuttered Nevada prison closer to being tourist attraction

    To see the Nevada State Prison in Carson City is to understand why lawmakers decided to shut it down three years ago. The site, which housed prisoners even before Nevada became a state 150 years ago, features cramped cells, uneven walkways and the kinds...
  • 3 Los Angeles gangs indicted for uniting in conspiracy

    Three rival Los Angeles gangs united in a rare alliance to conspire to control drug trafficking and carried out crimes that included murder and extortion, federal prosecutors said in announcing a racketeering indictment against 22 gang members. Gangs...
  • Officials apprehend 19-year-old who escaped from juvenile prison

    A 19-year-old man who escaped from a St. Charles youth prison Monday was apprehended about 3 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Denzell Walker escaped from the medium-security facility, where he was being held after a parole violation on a burglary charge,...
  • Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care

    Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care
    Lamont Cathey was a promising Chicago basketball prospect, a dominating 6-8 center who had the potential to play at a Division II college until he was arrested and charged in the theft of money from a pizzeria safe more than a year ago. Unable to post a...
  • Improving justice in Cook County

    Improving justice in Cook County
    Two years ago, Cook County's top officials sat side-by-side for an interview on Channel 11 WTTW's weeknight program, "Chicago Tonight." It was a grab-the-popcorn moment. Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, County Board President Toni...
  • Professional steelworker says he couldn't do a better job cutting prison pipe

    Professional steelworker says he couldn't do a better job cutting prison pipe
    A licensed engineer who has done work at the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora where two killers escaped last weekend said the work of cutting through a cell wall and a steam pipe was done with a high degree of professionalism. Larry Jeffords,...
  • Pompano's Jimmy Jean, with NFL's Patriots, makes most of second chance

    Pompano's Jimmy Jean, with NFL's Patriots, makes most of second chance
    Several years of confinement, both in jail and home incarceration, were enough to move Jimmy Jean in the right direction. A standout basketball player at Blanche Ely in 2008, fresh from a Broward County jail cell, the Pompano Beach native spent his...
  • New team to oversee inmate health services at Allegheny jail

    (AP) — Allegheny County and western Pennsylvania's second-largest hospital system, the Allegheny Health Network, are teaming up to take over inmate health-care services at the county jail. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Friday that the...