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Member of ‘Angola 3′ Dies Days After Release from Prison

Member of ‘Angola 3′ Dies Days After Release from Prison

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — A Louisiana man freed from jail less than a week ago after 41 years in solitary confinement has died, according to his attorney and a close friend.Herman Wallace, 71, died early Friday morning in New Orleans at the hom…

Kidnapper Ariel Castro ‘Calm and Cooperative’ in Temporary Prison Home

Kidnapper Ariel Castro ‘Calm and Cooperative’ in Temporary Prison Home

ABC News(CLEVELAND) — Kidnapper Ariel Castro has been “calm and cooperative” since being moved to his temporary prison home, where he will stay until Ohio officials determine where he will spend the rest of his life, a Department of Corrections spokes…

Piper Kerman: Incarceration Does Not Lead to Rehabilitation

Piper Kerman: Incarceration Does Not Lead to Rehabilitation

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Piper Kerman, the inspiration for the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, shared her unlikely story of serving time in prison in an interview for ABC’s This Week Sunday.
Kerman explained that her run-in with the law …

Judge Defies Victim’s Family by Sending DUI Driver to Prison

Judge Defies Victim’s Family by Sending DUI Driver to Prison

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — The judge who sentenced a Fresno, Calif., man to jail for his role in a deadly drunk driving accident, defied the wishes of the victim’s family who had asked that the driver not receive jail time.Judge Al…

Notorious French Criminal Escapes from Prison

Notorious French Criminal Escapes from Prison

Kevin Horan/Stone(LILLE, France) — French police are searching for a notorious armed robber who escaped from prison on Saturday morning.According to BBC News, Redoine Faid used dynamite and took four prison guards hostage before breaking out of Sequed…

Washington Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison For Killing Terminally Ill Wife

Washington Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison For Killing Terminally Ill Wife

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SEATTLE, Wash.) — A Washington man was sentenced to two years in prison for shooting his terminally ill wife in what his family said was a mercy killing. Donald McNeely, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on…

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

Cat Nabbed for Smuggling Contraband in Brazilian Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A cunning feline was detained by Brazilian police after it was busted smuggling escape tools taped to its body into a prison.On New Year’s Eve, the cat was spotted by a guard at medium security prison Judge Lui…

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Chicago Prison Escape: Second of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — A convicted bank robber who escaped jail before Christmas is back in custody.  Kenneth Conley, 38, one of two inmates who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Dec. 18, was taken int…

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico Prison

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico Prison

WPLG/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A former U.S. Marine has been released from a Mexico jail after being locked up for five months on gun charges.Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico met Jon Hammar at the prison Friday and escorted hi…

Chicago Prison Escape: One of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Chicago Prison Escape: One of Two Bank Robbers Arrested

Kevin Horan/Stone(CHICAGO) — One of the two Chicago bank robbers who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago this week using a makeshift rope to rappel down the building has been arrested.Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, was arrested late Thursday ar…

Chicago Prison Escape: Footage Garners New Leads in Manhunt

Chicago Prison Escape: Footage Garners New Leads in Manhunt

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The manhunt for two bank robbers who escaped from a downtown Chicago prison this week intensified overnight, with police chasing multiple leads as new footage shows the men getting into a taxi minutes after their braz…

Ex-Con Who Wanted to Go Back to Jail for Health Care Denied

Ex-Con Who Wanted to Go Back to Jail for Health Care Denied

Zoonar/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Ex-convict Frank Morrocco brazenly walked out of a supermarket Nov. 26 with $23 in stolen items, hoping his petty theft would land him back behind bars, where he could receive treatment for his leukemia.On Monday, Mo…

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia) — Seven Bolivian government officials were arrested on Tuesday after being accused of a plan to rob and extort an American who has been jailed without charge in the South American country for 18 months, acco…

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

Seven Bolivian Officials Arrested, Accused of Extorting Jailed American Man

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia) — Seven Bolivian government officials were arrested on Tuesday after being accused of a plan to rob and extort an American who has been jailed without charge in the South American country for 18 months, acco…

Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Eats Alone, Plays Sudoku

Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect Eats Alone, Plays Sudoku

Westminster Police Dept(GOLDEN, Colo.) — The teenage suspect accused of murdering and dismembering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was called “intelligent and mature” by his jail supervisors and deemed fit to be held at an adult jail facility…

Transgender Inmate Michelle Kosilek Fighting for Electrolysis

Transgender Inmate Michelle Kosilek Fighting for Electrolysis

WCVB/ABC News(BOSTON) — A convicted wife killer, who has been living as a woman in an all-male prison facility in Massachusetts, is fighting for electrolysis treatments while the Department of Corrections appeals a judge’s earlier decision to grant th…

ACLU Reacts to ‘Gang Activity’ in Idaho’s Largest Prison

ACLU Reacts to ‘Gang Activity’ in Idaho’s Largest Prison

BOISE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho says a private contracting company running Idaho’s largest prison is in violation of a settlement reached two years ago. ACLU officials claim Corrections Corporation of America allowed Idaho’s prison system to become so violent, it has been called a “Gladiator School.” ACLU sued the company, and […]

Man Imprisoned for 1962 Arizona Double Murders Pleads No Contest

Man Imprisoned for 1962 Arizona Double Murders Pleads No Contest

Hemera/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — A man who spent almost four decades in prison for killing two people in the Arizona desert Wednesday pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder and will go free.Bill Macumber entered a plea in Maricopa County…

Texas Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years in Prison

Texas Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years in Prison

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — The Texas mom who beat her two-year-old daughter and glued her hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison.Judge Larry Mitchell gave the life sentence to a tearful Elizabeth Escalona, 23, because “you sa…

Behind Bars: How Jerry Sandusky Will Live in Prison

Behind Bars: How Jerry Sandusky Will Live in Prison

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — As convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was led away from the Centre County, Pa., court house on Tuesday, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator was headed toward what will likely be the r…

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