Prison

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Md. Man Gets 50 Years in Death of 2-Year-Old Boy

A Suitland man who pleaded guilty in the death of his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old son has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

07/25/2015

US President Barack Obama, alongside Charles Samuels (R), Bureau of Prisons Director, and Ronald Warlick (L), a correctional officer, looks at a prison cell as he tours a cell block at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015. Obama is the first sitting US President to visit a federal prison, in a push to reform one of the most expensive and crowded prison systems in the world. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Visits Prison to Call for a Fairer Justice System

President Barack Obama got a first-hand look at the nation’s criminal justice system Thursday, touring a federal prison and meeting with incarcerated men.

07/16/2015

FBI agents cunduct a search for convicted murderer David Sweat on June 28, 2015 near Duane, New York. On Friday Richard Matt, who escaped with Sweat, was shot and killed in the same area. More than 1,000 State Police, Border Patrol, correction officers, FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been searching for the pair since they were discovered missing from a prison in nearby Dannemora on June 6. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2nd Inmate in Prison Break Shot, Captured

A sheriff says the second of two convicted killers who staged an elaborate escape from a maximum-security upstate New York prison has been shot and taken into custody.

06/28/2015

About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Inmate Found Not Competent for Trial in Prison Killing

A state prison inmate has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for the 2013 killing of another inmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

06/02/2015

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Man Who Had $10M Worth of Heroin in Home Sentenced

A man who prosecutors say had $10 million worth of heroin and more than $800,000 in cash stashed in his Baltimore home has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

05/30/2015

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Cellmate Indicted in 2014 Asphyxiation of Md. Inmate

A state prison inmate is charged with first-degree murder in the asphyxiation last year of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

04/13/2015

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Man Sentenced for Killing Murder Witness

A man convicted of killing a witness to a 2000 murder in Washington has been sentenced to 38 years to life in prison.

04/11/2015

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Senate: Life Without Parole Bill Needs More Work

A Maryland bill that would put prison sentences of life without parole in the hands of judges needs more time for consideration, lawmakers said.

04/08/2015

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Inmate Died From Steam, Burns After Damaging Heating Unit

Maryland’s prison agency says an inmate was accidentally scalded to death by steam and hot water after he damaged a heating unit in his cell at the Jessup Correctional Institution.

04/08/2015

An inmate talks to the press about the bad treatment they suffer inside the maximum security jail, Fraijanes II, located 36 km west of Guatemala City on April 23, 2010. Two guards of the prison system held hostage by prisoners demanding better care. In the detention center are held Mexican cartel members "Los Zetas" gang and the Mara 18.  AFP PHOTO Johan ORDONEZ. (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 People in Federal Prison

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama’s push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

03/31/2015

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