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17Oct

Resentenced in 1987 ‘REDRUM’ murder in Reading

By : Stephanie Weaver and David Mekeel| Posted : Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Stephanie Weaver and David Mekeel

LEESPORT, PA- He didn’t smile, didn’t sigh in relief, despite what it meant for him. Yatron resentenced Boettlin on Friday to 40 years to life in state prison for assisting codefendant John Calvaresi with the beheading of Stanley Detweiler in the victim’s city apartment July 25, 1987. Boettlin, 46, was 16 years old when he…

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Oct

County Jail inmates get opportunity to read better

By :Deborah Wheeler| Posted : Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Deborah Wheeler

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL- Walton County Sheriff’s Office has adopted a program that Sheriff Michael Adkinson believes will change lives. It is a program that teaches fundamental reading skills. “We find that a lot of the population in our jail is either way below reading level or functionally illiterate,” said Adkinson. Created in England by Katy…

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16Oct

Texas prisoners donate $53,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey

By :Associated Press| Posted : Monday, October 16th, 2017

Associated Press

TEXAS – Thousands of inmates in Texas have been visiting their prison’s commissary — not for a can of Sprite or a roll of tissue paper, but to donate money to Hurricane Harvey victims. In one month, 6,663 inmates raised more than $53,000, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark told CNN. At prison…

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Oct

Manhunt underway after 2 ‘dangerous’ prisoners escape from jail

By :ABC News' Ben Stein| Posted : Monday, October 16th, 2017

ABC News' Ben Stein

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO- A statewide manhunt is underway in Missouri after two prisoners, accused of violent crimes, escaped from jail just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to local authorities. The two escaped from the Pemiscot County Jail through an air duct, arrived at a room to leave and then set off an alarm before jumping…

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13Oct

Two prison employees killed, several injured in attempted prison break

By :Jason O. Boyd| Posted : Friday, October 13th, 2017

Jason O. Boyd

By Expert : Jason O. Boyd| Posted : Friday, October 13th, 2017

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Two prison employees were killed and several others injured in an attempted prison break in Elizabeth City on Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Safety said. The incident happened when a fire broke out at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution’s specialty sewing plant around 3 p.m., NCDPS said. About 30 inmates work…

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Oct

Inmate Executed in Texas for Corrections Officer’s Death

By :Associated Press| Posted : Friday, October 13th, 2017

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, TX-  A Texas inmate convicted in the death of a prison guard was executed Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers’ attempts to halt the punishment. Robert Pruett was given a lethal injection for the fatal attack on corrections officer Daniel Nagle in December 1999 at a prison southeast of San Antonio. Nagle was…

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