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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.


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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.


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Man Held In NY Terror Plot Faces Extradition Hearing

Abid Naseer appeared by video link from prison Tuesday for a hearing at a London court.


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NJ Goes High-Tech To Eliminate Prison Cell Phones

Cell phones are illegal in jails and prisons, and officers are supposed to be on the front lines of keeping them out.


Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Charges Debt Collector Who Targeted Military

Lowinger was the latest in a number of debt collectors caught in the attorney general’s office’s crackdown on the industry.


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Prison Term For Elderly Man In Wife Killing

A 90-year-old western New York man has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for battering his wife of nearly 68 years to death with a hammer.