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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File
August 05, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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Hope Hall celebrates 20 years of success in Camden.
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
August 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A private program that helps New Jersey prison inmates transition to life on the outside celebrates 20 years of success in Camden. Hope Hall has assisted more than 8,000 people to get back on the straight and narrow. Operated by Volunteers of America, the facility...
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Kathleen Kane
Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Jim Melwert
July 30, 2019 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Wednesday morning, KYW Newsradio has learned . Kane, who started her sentence on Nov. 29, 2018, served eight months of a 10- to 23-month sentence on...
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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
July 15, 2019 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After spending the last few decades in prison, a Philadelphia man convicted of murder in 1991 is now free. A jury found Chester Hollman guilty of murdering a University of Pennsylvania student not far from Rittenhouse Square and he was sentenced to life in prison. "...
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Prison cell
David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is changing the rules for prison inmates to be held in solitary confinement. The Corrections Department made changes under an order from Gov. Phil Murphy, who has now approved a bill that makes those rules the law of the land. "It makes New Jersey a leader...
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Chaka Fattah
Richard Michael Pruitt/Dallas Morning News
Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. has been sentenced again to 10 years in prison for various charges, including racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Fattah, 62, has served two and a half years of the sentence. His lawyers said...
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Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers signed off on a resolution this week signaling Pennsylvania's focus on criminal justice reform throughout the month of June. "For far too long, our criminal justice system has not been about rehabilitation, but it's been about...
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David Cade
New Jersey State Police
Steve Tawa
June 07, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A former prison guard in South Jersey has been sentenced after he plead guilty for smuggling opioid painkillers into South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County. After learning that 54-year old David Cade was smuggling drugs behind bars in Bridgeton in exchange...
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Michael Cohen
Kevin Hagen/AP
May 06, 2019 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there "remains much to be told" as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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