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Pennsylvania could save a projected $5.2 million a year in maintenance costs with the proposed sale of 13 surplus properties. 

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The prosecutor in the case of George Zimmerman called the conduct of the defense lawyer 'a slippery slope' in pleading with the judge Friday to impose a gag order on all attorneys.
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The prosecutor in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager in central Florida called the conduct of the defense lawyer "a slippery slope" in pleading with the judge Friday to impose a gag order on all attorneys.

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Jailers worry about dental floss as a weapon

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Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it's given jailers plenty of headaches.

 

 

A prisoner talks with his wife in California
 

The DC department of corrections this year eliminated all face to face visitations, in favour of a video only programme.

The Obama administration plans to buy an Illinois prison that at one point was considered for housing Guantanamo prisoners with Republican lawmakers now claiming the purchase would open the door for ultimately carrying out the Guantanamo transfer.

 

 

A federal judge on Tuesday, Oct. 2, ended the court's oversight of Ohio's prison medical system after finding that health care and services for the nearly 50,000 inmates have greatly improved over the last seven years.

Death-penalty opponent Reynold Nesiba speaks to crowd of protesters outside the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D., Monday, in anticipation of execution of Eric Robert / AP Photo/Amber Hunt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A South Dakota man who beat a prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed escape attempt was put to death Monday, in the state's first execution since 2007.

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 By German Lopez 

 A state audit of the private prison sold by Gov. John Kasich last year found the prison is only meeting 66.7 percent of the state’s standards. The report, released last week, found a total of 47 violations in a northeastern Ohio prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which the state government sold to CCA last year as part of a privatization push set out in Ohio’s 2012-13 budget.

Private prisons, touted as a cost-efficient alternative to state-run penitentiaries, are not living up to their promises in at least one state. A new study of Arizona’s private prisons finds that the state is actually losing money $3.5 million a year by turning their inmates over to for-profit corporations.

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