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Violent Criminals Are Fan Favorites At Rodeo

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.27.2014 | Crime

ANGOLA, La. (AP) — They're often thrown like rag dolls and risk being stepped on or gored by bucking bulls and broncos. But in those few seconds in ...

Aging Prison Population Strains Tight State Budgets

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK — In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elder...

Top 10 Most Notorious Prisons In The U.S.

newsone.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

For many Americans, Sing Sing, Leavenworth and San Quentin are well-known code words for crime. Newsone has compiled a list of 10 notorious U.S. co...

From Death Row Inmate To Acclaimed Author

The Guardian | Erwin James | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years behind bars. Now he's campaigning for society to help prisoners start a new life....