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13 Arrested In Child Pornography Sweep In Berks County

Twelve men, plus a 17-year-old boy, are facing several charges for possessing and disseminating thousands of images.

06/19/2014

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Mother Of 7, Jailed Over Truancy Fines, Found Dead In Jail Cell

A Pennsylvania mother of seven died in a jail cell where she was serving a two-day sentence for her children’s absence from school, drawing complaints from the judge that sent her there about a broken system that punishes impoverished parents.

06/12/2014

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Cops: Intoxicated Pennsylvania Man Attacked Wife With Hot Soup

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he burned his sleeping wife with a hot soup pot, then burned her some more by pouring the liquid on her face.

02/25/2014

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Guidelines For A Sentence Of ‘House Arrest’

When does someone get sentenced to house arrest?

02/12/2014

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Study Reveals Troubling Stats About American Men And Arrests

A new report has some disturbing information about young men in America: A large number of them have been arrested by the time they’re 23.

01/06/2014

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Reinstating Pell Grants For Prisoners

Twenty years ago Congress signed a bill ending the opportunity for prisoners to be eligible for Pell grants. There’s a move on to change that.

12/16/2013

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Police: Pennsylvania Man Killed Mom, 85, To Buy Crack

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally stabbed his 85-year-old mother so he could take her money to buy crack cocaine.

12/04/2013

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State Police: Prison Typist Raped, Choked By Inmate Despite Alert

The July 25 assault prompted state corrections officials to review security procedures and the placement of civilian employees and has now resulted in rape and other charges against the inmate.

10/11/2013

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Chad Johnson Being Released From Jail After Apology

Former NFL star Chad Johnson is being released immediately from jail after apologizing to a judge for lack of respect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.

06/17/2013

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Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson Gets 30 Days In Jail

Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

06/10/2013

Fight To Close Gloucester County’s Jail Goes To Superior Court

Some 280 inmates could be housed in Salem, Cumberland and Burlington Counties come July 1st unless the public defenders prevail.

06/03/2013

Funeral Director Accused Of Abusing Corpses Now Facing Theft Charges

Authorities say a Lancaster County funeral home director already jailed on abuse of corpse charges is facing new allegations that he stole more than $178,000 from clients in false life insurance policies.

04/04/2013

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Cardiologist Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail For Diet Drug-Linked Fraud

A federal judge sentenced a 79-year-old Florida cardiologist to six years in prison for fraud linked to the infamous fen-phen diet drugs and national settlement funds.

03/26/2013

Officials In Cumberland, Gloucester Counties Approve Jail Merger

Officials in southern New Jersey’s Cumberland and Gloucester Counties have agreed to merge their jail systems despite protests from corrections officers.

03/14/2013

Criminal Cop Known As ‘Fat Face’ Sentenced To Jail Time For Drug-Stealing Scheme

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jason Stetser for his role in a scheme to steal drugs and money and plant evidence in a scandal that resulted in 200 drug charges being dropped because of possibly tainted evidence.

01/31/2013

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