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Man Wrongly Convicted Of Rape, Sent Back To Prison For Gun, Drug Charges

A man who spent nearly two decades in prison on a wrongly convicted rape charge is going back to jail.

01/02/2014

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Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis Case

A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.

12/02/2013

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Fayette Co. Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Building New Prison

The aging Fayette County Prison’s days are numbered. Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to replace the 124-year-old facility with a new state-of-art facility at a cost of $31 million.

10/15/2013

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3 Prison Guards Suspended For Alleged Inmate Abuse

Three county prison guards in Pennsylvania have been suspended and face charges they harassed and otherwise mistreated inmates.

10/04/2013

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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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