Prison

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Aging Fayette Co. Prison In Need Of Upgrade

The Fayette County Prison is in need of an upgrade. It’s the second oldest operating facility in the state of Pennsylvania.

10/03/2013

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Fayette County Officials Weigh Building New Prison

Stone walls hide the grim reality of life in the Fayette County Prison.

09/25/2013

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Mother Sentenced To Prison After Allegedly Imprisoning, Starving Twins

The mother accused of locking up her 6-year-old twins and nearly starving them was sentenced to 14-50 years in prison Friday.

09/13/2013

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County Mulls Using Inmate Accounts To Repay Taxpayers

Officials in a central Pennsylvania county are debating whether money should be deducted from the personal accounts of prison inmates to pay money owed to victims and taxpayers.

09/12/2013

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Convicted Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead In Jail Cell

Convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.

09/04/2013

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2 Sentenced To Prison After Man Fatally Beaten Over Spilled Soup

The brother and a second housemate of a mentally disabled western Pennsylvania man have been sentenced to prison for fatally beating him for spilling a bowl of soup.

07/19/2013

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Former East Washington Police Chief Sentenced To 11 Years

The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.

06/14/2013

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W. Va. Toddler Burned With Cigarettes, Fed Red Hot Pepper Seeds

A Clarksburg man who failed to stop his girlfriend from burning her 2-year-old daughter with cigarettes and feeding her hot red pepper seeds is headed to prison for one to three years.

KDKA-TV–05/16/2013

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Pittsburgh Woman Accused Of Embezzling $129K From Bank

A Pittsburgh woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzling more than $129,000 from a bank.

04/24/2013

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Texas Group Taking Over Part Of Sandusky’s Second Mile

A judge has ruled that the Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky can transfer $200,000 and other small assets to a Texas ministry, which will assume operations of some programs.

04/23/2013

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Local Man Renews Friendship With Alleged Mob Kingpin Through Letters

A Washington County man has renewed an old friendship with reputed Boston-area mob kingpin “Whitey” Bulger, who is in prison awaiting trial on several charges, including murder and money laundering among other things.

02/21/2013

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SCI Greensburg Employees Brace For New Jobs

Union members at State Correctional Institute – Greensburg are already getting placement letters letting them know where they will be working when the facility shuts down in a few months.

02/19/2013

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Reported Missing Man Is Likely Fugitive On The Run

The family of a missing man says it has been searching for a week, leaving missing persons flyers in Mckees Rocks and Stowe Township.

02/18/2013

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Family Of Slain Cyclist Disappointed With Accused Driver’s Sentence

The driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash was sentenced Tuesday to two-and-a-half to five years in prison and it’s not the news the victim’s family was hoping for.

02/12/2013

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Jury Hears Closing Arguments In Robinson Trial

Jury deliberations will continue Tuesday in the trial of the man accused in the fatal shooting of a Penn Hills police officer in 2009.

01/14/2013

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