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2 weeks ago
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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons

President Barack Obama says he'll ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons.
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3 months ago
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The Latest: McCrory officials talk about prison contracts

The latest on a North Carolina General Assembly government oversight committee meeting Wednesday to discuss several issues, including some state prison maintenance contracts and decision by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
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4 months ago
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Man gets long prison term, then gets married at courthouse

A man sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in one Pennsylvania courtroom has followed that up by walking into another courtroom to marry his girlfriend.
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5 months ago
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Inmates hold prison employees hostage in SC

Authorities say inmates took two employees hostage at a maximum security state prison in South Carolina, but the incident ended without the workers suffering serious injuries.
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5 months ago
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State, FBI join forces to find long-term prison escapees

Efforts by the N.C. Department of Public Safety and the FBI have led to the resolution of cases involving 43 long-term escapees from the state's prisons.
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6 months ago
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Groups seek probe of solitary confinement in North Carolina

Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina.
Wilmington man sentenced as career offender
11 months ago
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Wilmington man sentenced as career offender

A Wilmington man is sentenced to 22 years for drug and firearms charges.
Wilmington man sentenced to prison for 2012 robbery
1 year ago
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Wilmington man sentenced to prison for 2012 robbery

A Wilmington man with an extensive criminal history will spend more than 15 years in prison for a 2012 armed robbery.
Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death
1 year ago
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Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death

Disability Rights North Carolina Executive Director Vicki Smith said Friday that the prison must fill vacancies among mental health, medical and correctional workers to address deficiencies that contribute to poor treatment. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old with schizophrenia who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.
NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed
1 year ago
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NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases.