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Ex-officer sentenced for sex assault of woman in his custody

A former police officer in southeastern Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.

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Ex-Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' gets 30 years in U.S. prison

(Reuters) - A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining U.S. asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Lawsuit says Georgia prison guards beat 2 handcuffed inmates

A federal civil rights lawsuit says several guards at a southeast Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates.

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Liberian rebel commander sentenced to 30 years in prison

A Liberian man convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

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Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death

A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

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Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system.

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Judge could release man who admitted to string of killings

A man who confessed to killing three people and now wants to be released from an Ohio prison under a plea deal is due back in court.

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Spider-Man window washer gets 100 years for taking pornographic images of children he babysat

Jarratt A. Turner of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced to 105 years in prison for producing and transporting child pornography.

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White House Initiates Prison Reform, Focusing On Reducing Repeat Offenders

The White House has initiated prison reformation objectives where President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner will push a bill that primarily focuses on inmates' rehabilitation and extensive therapy to contain criminal re-offense ratio. The Tr

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Legislators seek more oversight after deadly prison violence

Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months.

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Inmate pleads not guilty in slaying of 2 prison guards

A Georgia inmate has pleaded not guilty to killing two prison guards during a 2017 escape.

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Inmate: Bodies stacked in 'macabre woodpile' in prison riot

South Carolina officials are blaming the prison riot that killed seven inmates on a turf war between gangs over territory, money and contraband items like cellphones.

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Man convicted in 1996 killing in Georgia set to be executed

A man convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard is set to be the second inmate executed in Georgia this year.

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The Latest: Coroner says inmates slashed, stabbed, beaten

The Latest on prison riots that killed seven inmates in South Carolina (all times local): 8:45 a.m.

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Seven inmates killed and 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

Multiple inmate on inmate altercations in three housing units broke out Sunday evening at Lee correctional institution in BishopvilleSeven inmates were killed and at least 17 others were seriously injured after fights broke out between prisoners inside a

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Seven inmates dead, 17 hurt in South Carolina prison incident

(Reuters) - Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 injured in an hours-long series of events involving multiple fights between inmates at a prison in South Carolina, the state Corrections Department said on Twitter.

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Several inmates killed, more than dozen injured in fights at dangerous South Carolina prison, official says

Multiple fights at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons left at least seven dead and 17 others injured, a prison official said Monday.

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Judge deciding whether to keep cops' killer in prison

A New York judge on Friday heard arguments but didn't immediately rule on whether a former radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971 should be released on parole.

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Man who killed girlfriend in front of daughter gets life

A New Jersey man convicted of stabbing his girlfriend dozens of times in front of her young daughter and then pushing her dead body into a roadway has been sentenced to life in prison.

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'Soup Nazi' company's ex-CFO gets nine months prison for tax evasion

(Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday for tax eva

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Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana is freed

A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison.

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Bank robber sentenced for 4 heists in 3 states

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing four banks in three states last year.

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Bernie Madoff Passes Time In Prison With 'Horrible Novels,' Rap Videos

Former stockbrokers who scam thousands of people out of ungodly sums of money need entertainment, too. Nearly a decade into his 150-year prison sentence, scam artist Bernie Madoff is reportedly passing the time by asserting his celebrity, enjoying rap mu

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Oklahoma prisoner on the run for 36 years captured in Texas

The U.S. Marshals Service says a man who escaped an Oklahoma state prison more than 35 years ago has been captured in Texas.

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Sucker punch in Vegas bar fight leads to murder sentencing

A single punch in a fight outside a Las Vegas club a year ago and now the suspect is heading to prison.

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US prosecutors detail evidence against drug lord El Chapo

U.S. prosecutors say their evidence against notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') includes killings, torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and even an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine in cans of j

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Man who stole dog tags of fallen servicemen gets prison time

A man has been sentenced to 364 days in prison for stealing hundreds of World War II war relics, including the dog tags of fallen servicemen, from the National Archives in Maryland and peddling them to unwitting buyers.

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Teen in viral courtroom video gets 11 years for carjackings

A woman's whose initial 20-year prison sentence for two carjackings went viral after her mother was seen wailing in a Florida courtroom was given 11 years.

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25 years urged for man who sold rifles used in terror attack

Authorities say a man who bought the weapons used by terrorists to kill 14 people in a 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, should get 25 years in federal prison.

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MS-13 gang leader in Massachusetts gets 19-year prison sentence

BOSTON (Reuters) - The leader of a Massachusetts-based affiliate of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in prison after being convicted in the first trial to spill out of a 2016 crackdown that led to charges against 61 p

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