Pa. teen gets probation until 21st birthday, community service in immigrant’s beating death

Pa. teen gets probation in immigrant beating death

POTTSVILLE, Pa. —An eastern Pennsylvania teenager will be on probation until his 21st birthday for his role in the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant.

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Inmate advocates hope judge’s decision in Colorado prison rape case pushes reform

Advocates hope Colo. prison rape case helps reform

DENVER —A federal judge was so appalled that a former Colorado prison guard accused of raping an inmate was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that he imposed $1.3 million in damages in the inmate’s civil lawsuit.

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Prosecutors, defense ask that SC teen in high school bomb plot serve 10-year prison term

Teen SC bomb plotter agrees to 10 years in prison

FLORENCE, S.C. — A South Carolina teen admitted to plotting to blow up his high school Wednesday, and prosecutors agreed to ask for a 10-year prison sentence.

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Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff arrives at NC prison

Madoff arrives at NC prison

WASHINGTON — Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff arrived Tuesday at a federal prison in North Carolina to begin serving a 150-year sentence for what is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

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Roman Catholic priest convicted of abusing Md. altar boy, must register as sex offender

Catholic priest convicted of abusing Md. altar boy

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Roman Catholic priest has been convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy at a Germantown church more than seven years ago.

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Defense witness to take stand as Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial resumes in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial resumes in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Riot police deployed outside Myanmar’s main prison Friday as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced trial, a week after the ruling generals blocked efforts by the U.N. chief to save her from a possible five-year prison term.

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Defense witness to take stand as Suu Kyi trial resumes in Myanmar

Suu Kyi trial to resume in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Riot police deployed outside Myanmar’s main prison Friday as the trial of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to resume, a week after ruling generals blocked efforts by the U.N. chief to save her from a possible five-year prison term.

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5 men accused of belonging to Nevada prison gang found guilty of racketeering, drug charges

Jury finds 5 guilty in Nev. prison gang case

LAS VEGAS — Five men accused of being members of a white supremacist gang were found guilty Monday on federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges stemming from what prosecutors called a reign of intimidation and violence in Nevada prisons.

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Sex abuse case against 2 former Texas juvenile jail administrators moves forward in court

Texas juvenile jail sex assault case moves forward

MONAHANS, Texas — Two former Texas Youth Commission administrators have been ordered to appear in court in a long-delayed case on charges alleging they sexually abused teenage inmates.

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RI man who claimed raisins with insect larva, dung made him sick can sue prison system

RI man who claimed raisins made him sick can sue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A man who says he was sickened by a box of raisins donated to a food program by Rhode Island’s prison system can proceed with a lawsuit against the agency. The state Supreme Court said Tuesday that a lower court judge erred by dismissing a 2006 lawsuit from Thomas Adams.

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