Prison

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Report: New York Prisons Have Thousands Of Excess Beds

A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.

05/09/2011

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Man Faces Prison Time After Conviction For South Street Seaport Murder

A party boat reveler has been convicted of murdering a promoter after an on-board brawl spilled into New York City’s tourist-friendly South Street Seaport. Londell Squire, 23, faces up to life in prison. His sentencing is set for May 17.

04/29/2011

Report: NY Housing Official Resigns Over Letterhead Misuse

A top New York City housing official reportedly resigned for using company letterhead to ask a judge for leniency for a family friend facing a long sentence.

03/08/2011

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Adviser Gets Jail In NY Pension Fund Scheme

Henry “Hank” Morris was sentenced Thursday by a judge in Manhattan.

02/17/2011

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Bronx Woman Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder

A Bronx woman faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole following her first-degree murder conviction.

02/17/2011

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Bronx Jury Convicts Man In Fatal Subway Shooting

The jury found Robert Denis guilty of manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Rayquon Story. He was also convicted of assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

02/15/2011

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Lawyer Hopes To Free Innocent Inmates In New Jersey

Leslie Risinger is heading up the last resort exoneration project thru Seton Hall Law School, helping prison inmates who were wrongly convicted.

02/04/2011

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NYC Officer Allegedly Lets Inmate Use Her Cell Phone

Prison rules prohibit officers from bringing their personal cell phones to work.

02/01/2011

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Ex-NYPD Cop Pleads Guilty To Murdering Girlfriend

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Jerry Bowen pleaded guilty to the murder charge and to attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

01/21/2011

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Prison For NY Man Who Scammed D.R. Immigrants

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old Masso pretended to look up victims’ immigration status and told them he could expedite green card applications.

01/19/2011

NY Teen Gets 6 Years In Beating Of Immigrant

The April 5 assault on Rodolfo Olmedo was the first of a series of suspected anti-Hispanic bias attacks in the borough’s Port Richmond section.

01/06/2011

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NJ Man Released From Prison Day After Commutation

A Corrections Department spokeswoman says 27-year-old Brian Aitken, who was found with guns he’d purchased legally in Colorado, left Mid-State Correctional Facility Tuesday morning.

12/21/2010

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NJ Man Gets 35-Year Term For Killing Wife

Convicted for the second time in the bludgeoning and strangulation death of his wife, a New Jersey man is headed back to state prison.

11/13/2010

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Man Cleared In 1984 Rape Gets $18.5M From NYC

Alan Newton was cleared by DNA evidence in 2006. He’d been sentenced in 1985 to up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman in an abandoned building.

10/20/2010

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Should Prisoners Get To Read Violent Books?

The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.

10/07/2010

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