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NJ Man Gets 15 Months In Prison For Carving Swastika Into Lawn

A New Jersey man who carved a swastika into the lawn of a family he had harassed has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

08/21/2015

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Former Ironworkers’ Union Boss Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

Seventy-three-year-old Joe Dougherty was sentenced to 19 years in prison, after being convicted of conspiracy, arson and extortion.

07/20/2015

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Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New Prison

Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.

06/17/2015

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Amid Controversy, Nutter Insists He Has No Plans to Build New Prison

Controversy is growing over Mayor Nutter’s plan to purchase land in the Northeast, potentially for a new prison. In the face of that, he seems to be trying to distance himself from the idea of a new jail house.

05/24/2015

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Pa. Trainer Gets 6 Months For Drugging Horses, Rigging Races

A central Pennsylvania horse trainer has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for rigging races by drugging up his rides.

02/23/2015

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Man Receives Prison Sentence For Role In Shootout Outside Daycare In South Philly

A man on the street was wounded, but fortunately no children were hurt.

02/22/2015

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Crime Reporter: Pay Prisoners The Minimum Wage For Their Labor

Rich Zeoli talked to crime reporter Josh Kovensky on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about paying prisoners minimum wage for the work they do while incarcerated.

02/19/2015

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New Jersey Bill Could Reduce Length Of Time Inmates Are Kept In Solitary Confinement

A bill now under senate consideration would reduce the length of time someone is kept in isolation and require corrections officials to develop alternatives.

02/15/2015

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State Comptroller Says OT Costs Getting Out Of Control At Some NJ Prisons

Acting State Comptroller Marc Larkins took a look at overtime records between 2010 and 2012.

02/07/2015

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Fire Destroys Prison In Pennsylvania; 200 Prisoners Relocated

A fire that ripped through a nearly 140-year-old central Pennsylvania prison has reignited.

01/15/2015

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Pennsylvania To Change Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates 

Pennsylvania prison officials are promising to provide specialized treatment for mentally ill inmates as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by advocates for disabled.

01/06/2015

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Makes Prison Her New Home 

Teresa Giudice entered the facility about 90 miles north of New York City on Monday, a spokesman for the Federal Correctional Institution confirmed.

01/05/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 05: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals walks in the dugout before the start of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on July 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Jayson Werth Sentenced To Ten Days In Jail

Jayson Werth was sentenced to ten days in jail on Friday.

12/05/2014

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Vegas Police: Stabbing Victim Is Man Who Served Jail Time In Pa. For Making Lurid Phone Calls About Pantyhose

Nevada and Pennsylvania authorities identified the dead man on Tuesday as Rip Alan Swartz, 46.

12/02/2014

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Pa. Prison Guard In Training Charged With Having Sex With Inmate In Chapel

A female prison guard trainee has been charged by the state Department of Corrections with having sex with an inmate — in the chapel of a central Pennsylvania prison.

11/25/2014

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