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16Nov

Prison Guard Dies In Line Of Duty

SCHWENKSVILLE, PA-  The grieving widow of a Pennsylvania corrections officer fears she may never know what happened to her husband, gravely injured inside the walls of one of the state’s toughest prisons. So, she has come to FOX 29 Investigates for answers. Jeff Cole reports there are serious questions about the death of David Weaver….

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Non-Felon Prisoners Vote at Jail

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The D.C. Board of Elections went to the DC Jail Wednesday to help non-felon prisoners cast absentee ballots. Most inmates at DC Jail are not felons. Many, if not most, haven’t been convicted of anything and are awaiting trial. “We’ve done this for at least the last three or four elections cycles,” a…

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DOJ not doing enough to end for-profit prison system

In August, the Department of Justice directed its Bureau of Prisons to begin phasing out the use of privately operated, for-profit prisons. The decision followed an agency internal review, which found that private prisons are more costly, less effective and more dangerous than those run by the government. The Justice Department’s five-year phaseout should be a…

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