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NJ Man Who Grew 17 Pot Plants Gets 8-Year Prison SentenceHe must serve a third of his sentence before he can become parole eligible.
Court OKs Life Sentences For Inmate Who Raped Prison ClerkThirty-eight-year-old Omar Best, of Philadelphia, pretended for days to be on a work detail so he could target the victim when she was alone.
Open Secret Of Incarceration Is Target Of Executive Order From Philadelphia's MayorThe mayor stresses Philadelphia already has a zero tolerance policy for inmate sexual abuse.
Chickenpox Outbreak At Federal Prison Affecting Courts CasesThe Federal Detention Center is closed Wednesday.
Former Church Organist Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting JuvenilesAuthorities say a New Jersey man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting several boys.
NJ Man Gets 15 Months In Prison For Carving Swastika Into LawnA New Jersey man who carved a swastika into the lawn of a family he had harassed has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Former Ironworkers' Union Boss Sentenced To 19 Years In PrisonSeventy-three-year-old Joe Dougherty was sentenced to 19 years in prison, after being convicted of conspiracy, arson and extortion.
Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New PrisonMayor Michael Nutter's plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
Amid Controversy, Nutter Insists He Has No Plans to Build New PrisonControversy 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.
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.
Man Receives Prison Sentence For Role In Shootout Outside Daycare In South PhillyA man on the street was wounded, but fortunately no children were hurt.
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.

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