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An April 22, 2013 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Lauryn Hill released from Conn. prison

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was released from federal prison Friday and will spend three months under home confinement under terms of her guilty plea to failing to pay taxes. Hill’s attorney, […]

10/04/2013

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Michael Jackson’s doctor relieved at verdict

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who went to prison for killing Michael Jackson with a drug overdose says he cried when he heard a jury rejected a claim that the promoter of the […]

10/03/2013

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Judge OKs deal to end Ala. HIV inmate segregation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has approved a settlement to end the segregation of HIV-positive inmates in Alabama prisons. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an opinion Monday saying the agreement isn’t perfect […]

09/30/2013

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LA County to shift 500 inmates to fire camp crews

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 500 inmates in Los Angeles County lockups will be shifted to firefighting camps in the area’s mountains. The Los Angeles Times says the Board of Supervisors’ decision Tuesday is […]

09/18/2013

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Calif. inmates end hunger strike after 2 months

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California inmates have ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest the prison system’s isolation policies, prison officials said Thursday. All inmates began accepting prison-issued meals, Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said. […]

09/05/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man’s suicide brings little sympathy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents in the tough Cleveland neighborhood where three women were secretly imprisoned for a decade reacted with scorn and grim satisfaction Wednesday after Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell barely a […]

09/04/2013

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Reaction to Castro death

Ariel Castro, the man serving a life term in prison for kidnapping and repeatedly raping three women in his Cleveland home for 10 years has committed suicide in his jail cell. And while some are […]

09/04/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

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Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California’s 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision. Under […]

08/25/2013

Egyptian medics escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Hosni Mubarak released from prison

CAIRO (AP) — Smiling and wearing a white T-shirt, Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday and flown to a military hospital outside Cairo where he will be held under house arrest. […]

08/22/2013

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California considers force-feeding inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects […]

08/20/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]

08/11/2013

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