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  • Atlanta inmates bust in, out of the pen...repeatedly

    By AnneClaire Stapleton -  Thu February 9, 2017 Inmates trying to break out of prison is nothing new. But inmates breaking out, then breaking right back in? It's apparently been happening for years at a federal facility in Atlanta. Back in January 2013, the Atlan...

  • At an Atlanta federal prison camp, drugs, booze and Mexican takeout

    By Rhonda Cook Feb. 22--The grill is hot and on any given night it could be cooking up cheeseburgers with bacon, ribs steeped in Jack Daniels sauce or chicken rubbed with spices. Sometimes shrimp, calamari and clams are on the menu. Liquor and beer are readily available. So...

  • Payne County Jail expands trusty system to women

    By Tim Ahrens  The Payne County Jail, like many other county jails according to Sheriff R.B. Hauf, relies heavily on inmates in trusty programs to keep things running in the jail.  That could range anywhere from working in the jail's garden, which saved Payne Cou...

  • Inmate who beat up Jared Fogle receiving tons of fan mail

    By Chris Perez The prison inmate who pounded on Jared Fogle last year is getting rock star treatment — receiving fan mail and other forms of love from sex abuse victims and random people on the outside. “I am writing to thank you for the beatdown you gave to Jare...

  • Victim's family fights for death row inmate to be spared

    By Todd Unger FORT WORTH -- The parents of a man killed in a robbery at a putt-putt golf facility in Hurst more than a decade ago are now pushing for man convicted of murdering him to have his execution called off. Paul Storey is set to be put to death on April 1...

  • Officials break ground on Henderson County jail addition

    By Beth Smith It's been in the paperwork and planning stages for years. However, the first steps to actually constructing the roughly $2 million addition to the Henderson County Detention Center began Monday morning with crews moving dirt and preparing ground....

  • Boy’s attacker gets 30 years in prison

    By Lauren Foreman A Marietta man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty to sodomizing a 12-year-old boy.  Andres Perez Brito, 38, was renting a room in the victim’s Lassiter Road residence at the time of the June 2014 attack...

  • Grandmother, 85, gets 7-week jail sentence after drunken driving crash

    By John Turk, The Oakland Press An 85-year-old grandmother is sentenced to 75 days in jail after, officials say, she allegedly shirked probation conditions following a mid-afternoon drunken driving crash she was charged in. And as the senior citizen begins her ja...

  • Ex-lawyer gets 40 years in prison in 'Gone Girl' kidnapping case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  A California woman who was drugged along with her boyfriend and then dragged from their home described the "hell that we have survived" in emotional testimony Thursday before her abductor was sentenced to 40 years in prison in a crime so elaborate and b...