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  • Prison guards kill inmates after jailbreak in Lae

    Three prisoners captured, 17 shot dead, and 57 still at large in a mass jailbreak from Buimo jail, according to reports. Prison guards have killed at least 17 prisoners after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea (PNG), according to reports, with dozens of inmates s...

  • Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud, This Woman Is Making A Comeback

    By Walter Pavlo, Forbes It has been over two years since I wrote about Jamila Davis, a young woman who was prosecuted and convicted by then U.S. Attorney Chris Christie (current New Jersey governor) for mortgage fraud.  The "victim" of Davis's case was Lehman Brothers, which ...

  • Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

    MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, acquitted of a double murder just days ago, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski C...

  • Elgin woman accused of sneaking Xanax into jail wants charges dismissed

    An Elgin hairdresser who was expected to enter a plea Monday on charges of bringing illegal contraband into a penal institution instead is seeking to have the felony charges dismissed. Her attorney, Patrick Calihan, filed the motion during Monday's court appearance in DuPag...

  • Cager York sentenced to 24 years in prison

    By Terry McConn A locally notorious convicted felon, who faced about three decades in prison for multiple crimes last year culminating in a vehicle pursuit by law enforcement, received a shorter sentence of 24 years Monday afternoon. That’s because Cager J. York ...

  • Dane County jail inmates getting protection from elevated lead levels in...

    By Karen Rivedal  Years after fixing similar problems in other parts of the building, facilities staff have begun installing filters to address elevated lead levels in drinking water reported last year in the Dane County Jail’s aging cell block on the sixth and seventh floo...

  • Law students volunteer at juvenile detention center

    By Rachel Hinton While many students were relaxing or seeing family over their spring breaks, a group of 12 DePaul students was teaching legal lessons to teenagers at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) as part of a collaboration between three law centers to help...

  • Tablets Let Inmates Go Online at Polk County Jail

    Polk County Jail inmates are exploring the internet, watching movies and contacting loved ones through a pilot project that gives them access to tablet computers. March 30, 2017 - US NEWS  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County Jail inmates are exploring the internet, watching ...

  • NYC Mayor De Blasio wants to employ every inmate who served time in jail

    March 29, 2017 - NY Post - Yoav Gonen and Shawn Cohen Every inmate who leaves a Big Apple jail after serving a sentence will have a job waiting for him or her, under a new city-funded initiative, Mayor de Blasio announced Wednesday. When asked why ex-convicts were being guar...