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Del. Couple Convicted Of Child Abuse, Neglect Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

ttorney General Beau Biden announced on Friday that Robert Hohn and Shannon Watterson, who reportedly locked their 12-year-old son in a bedroom for a three month period and , were both sentenced to prison time.

12/06/2013

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Nifty Fifty’s Co-Owner To Serve 15 Months In Prison

The co-owner of a Philadelphia-area restaurant chain will serve time behind bars for his role in multimillion-dollar tax evasion scheme.

11/18/2013

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La Salle University Criminal Justice Program Offers Students Hands-On Experience By Holding Class In A Prison

A La Salle University criminal justice program is more than just books and lectures, because the classroom is actually in a prison, and half the class are inmates.

11/02/2013

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Sandusky Asks Pa. High Court To Take His Case

Jerry Sandusky is asking Pennsylvania’s highest court to take up his appeal of child sex abuse conviction, saying a judge should have instructed jurors regarding the length of time it took victims to come forward.

11/01/2013

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Taking A Gamble On Gambling

Can you get busted for the poker game in your basement?

10/25/2013

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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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“Internet Troll” Sentenced

A Delaware County man was sentenced to five years in prison for a series of despicable internet messages, including threats and perverted messages targeting a local personality and her relatives.

09/21/2013

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York County Mulls Using Inmates’ Personal Accounts To Pay Victims, Taxpayers

Don O’Shell, the county chief of courts, said the county should deduct a percentage from the accounts to pay court-ordered costs, fines and restitution.

09/12/2013

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Jobs Instead Of Jail

A promising program for juvenile offenders, referred to as “weed sellers become weed whackers,” gives troubled kids the opportunity to work.

09/02/2013

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More Settlements Near In Penn State Abuse Talks

Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky have begun to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more announcements of settlements in the coming days.

08/20/2013

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South Jersey Woman Sentenced For Helping To Beat Another Woman With A Wine Bottle

A judge sentenced a woman convicted of helping to assault another woman with a wine bottle to five years in prison, citing the “especially cruel and depraved manner” of the crime.

08/09/2013

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‘Amish Mafia’ Star Sentenced To Prison Time For Pa. Car Chase

A Pennsylvania man who stars in the Discovery Channel show “Amish Mafia” has been sentenced to three to 23 months in prison for leading police on a chase that injured a state trooper last summer.

08/08/2013

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Sandusky Scandal Costs For Penn State Close To $48M

Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million.

08/03/2013

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Day 2 Set In Hearing On Alleged Sandusky Cover-Up

Day two of a hearing on whether three former Penn State officials covered up an allegation in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is expected to feature two more witnesses, a day after legendary coach Joe Paterno was said to be quietly critical of how university officials had handled it.

07/30/2013

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Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky Settlements Hit $60M So Far

A Penn State trustee says the tentative settlements reached by the university so far with men who claim to have been sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky total about $60 million.

07/18/2013

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