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Anthony Weiner
Mark Lennihan/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of...
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Carla Clanagan founded In His Eyes Outreach.
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Cherri Gregg
February 12, 2019 - 6:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Carla Clanagan founded In His Eyes Outreach , an organization dedicated to educating and supporting women who are incarcerated or re-entering society. "We found that they don't have any support," said Clanagan, who began working in the prisons in 2007. "Women would...
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Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years.
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Jim Melwert
February 07, 2019 - 12:34 pm
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Pennsylvania. The move last week comes after the 81-year-old actor spent about four months in special housing as he acclimated to the SCI-...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
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Tim Jimenez
February 01, 2019 - 9:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Peter Biar Ajak, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," who resettled in Philadelphia in 2001 and graduated from Central High School and La Salle University, has been in a South Sudanese prison for six months with no end in sight. He now has a new attorney who is trying to...
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In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File
January 26, 2019 - 10:31 am
By Michael Tarm, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be...
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Jamaal Simmons (right) and his brother, Akeem. Jamaal was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012 for a crime he says he didn't commit. A judge dropped the charges last month.
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Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who spent nine years behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Jamaal Simmons was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012. Prosecutors argued he drove the van that was linked to a 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of...
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Damaso Lopez testified that he had met with Guzman's four sons multiple times to coordinate the digging of a tunnel, the purchase of land near the prison and the renting of the warehouse where Guzman was taken before being flown to a hideout in his home s
CNN
January 24, 2019 - 9:52 pm
By Sonia Moghe and Maria Santana, CNN (CNN) -- While Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sat in a Mexican maximum security prison in 2015, his sons, a former cartel associate and even his wife worked together to coordinate details of his final escape, according to the former associate's testimony. Damaso...
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At Mothers in Charge, people recently released from prison are given the assistance and information needed to reintegrate into society. Attorney General Josh Shapiro decided to deliver his remarks here because he says the state needs more places like this
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Mike Dougherty
January 17, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About two out of every 3 people who spend time in jail find themselves back behind bars eventually. Officials in Pennsylvania are beefing up the re-entry council in an effort to working to reduce that rate. At Mothers in Charge, people recently released from prison...
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Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino walks with his fiancee Lauren Pesce while leaving the federal courthouse after a hearing in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 19, 2018.
Julio Cortez/AP Photo, File
January 15, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. The 36-year-old is scheduled to report to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday to begin serving an eight-month sentence for...
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Half of US adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison.
CNN
December 31, 2018 - 6:28 pm
By Eli Watkins (CNN) — Half of U.S. adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison, a report released Thursday said. The group FWD.us released the report outlining the results of a wide-ranging survey taken earlier this year, which showed further that one in seven people have...
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