THE NEW FORTY What was in that urine?
I am all for being a law-abiding citizen. I understand that we have laws and penalties for good reasons. I do take issue sometimes though with the sensibility of some laws and penalties. Case-in-point... Posted on 4/22/13 at 7:49 PM
GOD TRACKS Saved from the pit
Sheila Raye Charles, the daughter of legendary singer Ray Charles, says her father was amazing - but he couldnt save her from a life that took her to federal prison. That took someone with more power... Posted on 11/1/11 at 7:06 PM
Tim LaMere is grateful he's in prison. At 18, he was admitted to treatment for the first time. He went again at 19. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in September 2008 and then drug possession a couple of months later.
The two inmates who disappeared from a low-security prison camp in Duluth over the weekend are still missing. They were discovered missing Saturday evening from the federal camp, which is on the former Duluth Air Force Base.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.
The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty.
Nicholas Riccardi and P. Solomon Banda
, March 20, 2013
A lawyer for former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky said Friday his client has gotten his fighting spirit back after his child abuse conviction and sentencing and hopes prison officials will find a way to house him under less restrictive conditions than he currently experiences.
Cory Schilling, Minnesota Inmate No. 194695, wasn't expecting much when he started working on the vegetable garden on the grounds of the Red Wing state prison last spring. Gardening plots like the one in Red Wing are likely coming to more Minnesota prisons next spring under a state law that takes effect Wednesday.
North Dakota's retired state prison warden will no longer be allowed on Corrections Department property after revelations that he did not inform authorities a decade ago that a State Penitentiary inmate had downloaded child pornography.
Marla Thao has a binder of diplomas and a criminal record.
There's her associate of science degree, an office support certificate and her paralegal degree. She got them while serving seven years for promoting prostitution of teenage runaways.
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