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Man Spent 11 Years In Prison For Murder He Didn't Commit

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 11 years in prison has been awarded $2 million by New York State. The award s...

Inside The Reopened Brooklyn House Of Detention (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.06.2012 | New York

After years of debate, a lawsuit, and another lawsuit, the Brooklyn House of Detention is slated to reopen next week. The facility closed in 2003 ...

A 'Captive Audience': Company Buys Up Ad Space In Upstate New York Jail

Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

In the continuing struggle to keep at least one advertisement in front of every American, all the time, the Erie County Holding Center, a jail in upst...

NYers Who Can't Afford Bail Spend Weeks Languishing In Jail: REPORT

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thousands of New Yorkers arrested for misdemeanor offenses, like smoking marijuana in public, can end up spending weeks in jail because they can't aff...

Thomas Hagan Granted Parole: Malcolm X Assassin The Last Of Three To Be Paroled

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — One of three men convicted of killing Malcolm X 45 years ago was granted release from weekends in prison in his 17th appearance b...

Correction Officer Resigns Over Bar Mitzvah in Jail

New York Times | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A top Correction Department official who is suspected of approving a bar mitzvah at a New York City jail last year has submitted his resignation and t...

Rabbi Rigs TV To Stream Wedding In New York Jail

New York Post | Dan Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Manhattan prison chaplain rabbi under fire for organizing a bar mitzvah in the Tombs also had a TV satellite truck come to the lockup so that a Je...