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Entries by John Rudolf from 12/2011

Pennsylvania Prisoner Abuse Scandal Triggers Federal Probe

Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

A Pennsylvania state prison where a group of corrections officers stand accused of tormenting and brutalizing inmates will face a federal civil invest...

The Docket: After Son's Death In Police Custody, A Mother Fights For Answers

Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Linda Rowell will not rest until she knows what happened to her son Vincent. He was 21 years old in September 2009, when he stole a municipal dump...

Prison Visits Make Inmates Less Likely To Commit Crimes After Release, Study Finds

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Just a single visit from a family member or a friend can make a big difference in whether or not a prisoner ends up back behind bars after their relea...

Syracuse Child Abuse Cases Spur Calls To Reform New York Statutes Of Limitations

Posted 12.13.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- On Dec. 7, William Fitzpatrick, district attorney for Onondaga County in upstate New York, said he found credible the allegations of two f...

Sudanese Refugees In Omaha Wrestle With Rise Of Street Gangs

Posted 12.23.2011 | Crime

OMAHA, Neb. -- When government soldiers from the north attacked Mun Nam Koak's village in southern Sudan nearly 20 years ago, he fled on foot to safet...

Michael Jacques Sentenced To 14 Years For Burning Black Church After Obama Election

Posted 12.23.2011 | Crime

A Massachusetts man convicted of burning down a black church out of anger over the election of President Barack Obama was sentenced to nearly 14 years...