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Inmate Killed At South Bay House Of Correction

An inmate was killed at the South Bay House of Correction, and the circumstances of his death are still under investigation.

12/02/2012

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Mass. Prisoners Smash Sprinklers In Protest Over New Lockdown Rules

Inmates protesting the changes Wednesday and Thursday broke nearly two dozen sprinkler heads and flooded cells.

10/05/2012

Rep. John Tierney and challenger Richard Tisei

Tisei Wants No Holds Barred In Debates With Tierney

There will be several debates coming up between incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei, and the issue of Tierney’s wife being sent to prison briefly on gambling charges will most likely come up.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/22/2012

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Grant Will Help Bourne Prison Train Inmates In Culinary Arts

Inmates at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility may soon be taught how to bake their own cakes. Files sold separately.

09/22/2012

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Former VT Prison Inmate’s Slavery Lawsuit Allowed To Move Forward

A unique lawsuit filed against the state of Vermont is being allowed continue in the courts. A man is suing Vermont’s prison system, claiming they violated his 13th Amendment rights under the Constitution.

08/04/2012

Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi outside court on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Imprisoned Former Mass. House Speaker DiMasi Has Cancer

The wife of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes while serving an 8-year federal prison sentence in Lexington, Ky.

05/19/2012

Fernando Aristy

Stiff Sentence For Man Convicted In Fatal Parking Lot Dispute

A Chelsea man convicted of fatally beating another man in a dispute over a parking space has been sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/18/2012

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Beacon Hill Lawmakers Making Progress In Mass. Sentencing Bill

House lawmakers would consider scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in Massachusetts, opening the door to a potential compromise on a stalled sentencing bill that also eliminates parole for some of the state’s most violent repeat offenders.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/04/2012

Adam Wheeler is accused of fabricating a perfect record of academic achievement to get into Harvard.

Prison For Delaware Man Who Faked His Way Into Harvard

Delaware man who faked his way into Harvard has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation by putting the university on his resume.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/24/2011

Miss Demeanor, a giant pumpkin grown by a RI prison inmate. (Photo Courtesy: WPRI/WNAC)

RI Prison Inmate Grows Giant 260-Pound Pumpkin

A Rhode Island inmate has grown a 260-pound pumpkin on the grounds of the state prison.

10/17/2011

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