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Manhunt underway after convicted murderer escapes after allegedly attacking officer driving prison bus

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A convicted murderer is on the run in Leon County, Texas, after fleeing a prison transportation bus after he assaulted a corrections officer, officials said Thursday. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was serving a life sentence f...

Murdaugh lawyer says client ‘understands’ he’s going to prison for stealing money, waives extradition hearing

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Murdaugh has maintained his innocence in the shooting deaths of his wife and son, but his attorney Dick Harpootlian acknowledged that his client has "reconciled" the fact he will face prison time for stealing million...

Former Hunter Biden business partner sentenced to prison for role in scheme to defraud Native American tribe

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Devon Archer was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison by Manhattan Judge Ronnie Abrams for his role in a ploy that defrauded the Oglala Sioux tribe of nearly $ 60 million in bonds. Before being arrested, ...

Hong Kong activist sentenced to 15 months in prison over unauthorized Tiananmen Square vigil

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for her part in organizing an unauthorized vigil to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massa...

Serial killer VA nursing assistant sentenced to life in prison for murders of seven veterans

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Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder last July after committing the murders in 2017 and 2018.  Hospital leaders began suspect...

He spent three decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Now at 61, this San Francisco man will be freed

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Joaquin Ciria has spent more than half his life behind bars for the murder of his friend in San Francisco, a crime he has always maintained he didn't commit. Ciria was exonerated Monday, exactly 32 years to the date...

Chicago man who spent nearly 20 years in prison for murder released after twin brother confesses to crime

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Kevin Dugar was released from Chicago's Cook County jail on Wednesday after a motion for bond was granted. In 2003, Dugar was convicted for a gang-related murder in Chicago. His twin brother, Karl Smith, confessed to...

Outspoken Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years in prison

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Billionaire Sun Dawu, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles," according to an official stateme...

Ivory Coast opposition leaders face prison for forming rival government — prosecutor

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Opposition candidates in Ivory Coast's election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara's victory, a public prosec...

Biden warns of ‘devastating’ consequences for Russia if Navalny dies in prison

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President Joe Biden said he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday of consequences if jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were to die in prison, though he declined to specify which actions he ...

Alexey Navalny remains in jail after Moscow appeals court confirms prison sentence

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Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny will remain behind bars after a Russian court partially rejected his appeal over a two-and-a-half year prison sentence handed down earlier this month. The court did shorten the activist...

‘Unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski transferred to a prison medical facility in North Carolina

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"Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski has been moved to a federal medical center in North Carolina, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "Theodore John Kaczynski is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) a...

Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy

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Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria. Omar Farouq was convicted in a Sharia court in Kano State in northwest Nigeria a...

Derek Chauvin being held at Minnesota maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing

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The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Tuesday night that Chauvin was at the state's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, due to an arrangement with the county sheriff and the Department of Corrections....

Man who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen gets two years in prison

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A man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6, has been sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft, federal prosecutors say. Brian Michael Rini, 24, of Medina, Ohio, w...

Casey Anthony’s cellmate, prison guard recall her disturbing reaction to Caylee’s remains being found: doc

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Robyn Adams, who met "America’s most hated mom" while in an Orange County, Fla. jail in 2008, is appearing on Lifetime’s new series "Cellmate Secrets," which premieres Friday. The former inmate claimed the two weren’...