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Army Sex Case: U.S. Army General Could Face Life in Prison

Brig. Gen. Jeffery A. Sinclair faced military trial Tuesday on charges of sexual assault against an Army captain. According to the Los Angeles Times, the now 34-year-old accuser made the allegations against the general in March 2012. She claims that the affair started when she was 29 years old. Although the three-year relationship between the two was consensual, she accuses …

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Supreme Court Considers IQ Of Death Row Inmates

A person who has an IQ of less than 70 could be considered mentally disabled, but should that protect them from execution over a heinous crime? The Supreme Court is taking that argument into consideration with the recent appeal from a Florida death row prisoner, who contends that he is protected from execution due to mental disabilities. The case is …

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Ionia Prison Escape: Convicted Murder On The Loose

According to Corrections Director Daniel Heyens, Michael David Elliot was a good prisoner. He didn’t cause trouble, at least he didn’t before his escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan over the weekend. “”Nothing in this man’s history would have indicated a high risk of escape. He was serving his time.” In 1994, Elliot was convicted for his role …

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Prison for Starving Girl: Parents Sentenced to Five Years

A father was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for starving his 15-year-old daughter. The 42-year-old Wisconsin-native denied his daughter food until she weighed only 68 pounds. She was instead required to consume her on feces and drink her own urine. Her stepmother was also found guilty for physical abuse and her stepbrother is still awaiting trial for forcing …

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Phaedra Parks’ Husband Charged in Fraudulent Schemes

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Phaedra Parks, may literally be married to a partner-in-crime. Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was charged with bank fraud and identity theft on Thursday Jan. 23. He was questioned by U.S. Marshalls the same day and was summoned to appear before U.S. District Court. According to Access Atlanta, U.S. Secret Service agent Alexandre Herrera of …

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Alabama Officials Failed to Protect Prisoners From Sexual Abuse, Says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week released its findings for an investigation into abuses at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Officials have officially found that prison officials violated prisoners’ constitutional rights by failing to protect them from sexual abuse by prison staff. According to the DOJ, Tutwiler Prison was rife with sexual and physical …

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Bernard Madoff Suffered Heart Attack

For the skeptical, Bernard Madoff indeed has a heart. According to CNBC, the 75-year-old was returned to prison last month after having been hospitalized at Duke University Medical Center for a heart attack. That’s not the end of the billionaire con artist’s health woes. Madoff is reportedly also at the fourth stage of kidney disease. He is not taking dialysis. …

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Daniel Villegas: Out On Bail After 19 Years In Prison

An El Paso, Texas man who had been convicted of double murder and imprisoned for life was freed Tuesday, 19 years after being sent to prison. Witnesses, supporters and family members all maintain that he was wrongly sent to prison. Daniel Villegas, 37, has been serving a life sentence for the 1993 driver-by shooting of Armando Lazo, 17, and Robert …

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Inmates Pathogens: State Prison Exposed To Viruses

A state prison in west Phoenix, Ariz., could possibly be in danger of blood-borne pathogens, better known as viruses that can be transmitted through body fluids or blood. Twenty-four inmates may have been exposed to the pathogens Sunday after a nurse from health care provider; Corizon Health Inc. had improperly injected the insulin. HIV and Hepatitis B and C are three …

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Mexico Prison Stormed By Gunmen, Nine Dead

An exchange of gunfire occurred on Friday at a prison in Guerrero, Mexico. Six men disguised as police officers commuted to the facility in a stolen pickup truck and pretended to transport an inmate. Once inside the doors of the prison, they started confrontation with some of the guards and inmates. Four inmates and five assailants were killed in the …

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Mary-Louise Parker Fights for Troubled Son in “Jamesy Boy”

In a sneak-peek clip of Mary-Louise Parker’s upcoming-featured film,” Jamesy Boy,” it shows a mother who fights to keep her gang-related son in school.   Based on a true story about James Burns, portrayed by Spencer Lofranco, the film illustrates the let downs a young 14-year-old teen experienced by the school system. The clip, however, shows a prelude to the administration’s admission rejection. …

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Alabama Terrorism: Two Men Receive Maximum Sentence

Alabama seems an unlikely place for overseas terrorism, but this case proves that you never know where it can occur. Reuters tells us that Randy “Rasheed” Wilson and Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair were each sentenced to 15 years in prison today by U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose for “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.” The two met online in …

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