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1 year 6 months ago

Boulder County Jail inmate hangs himself in cell

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old Boulder County Jail inmate facing menacing, assault and auto theft charges hanged himself in his cell. Cmdr. Rick Brough with the county sheriff's office says deputies checked on the inmate about 26 minutes before finding him unresponsive and not breathing at about...

2 years 6 months ago

MS prison guard dies, others hurt in 'disturbance'

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A guard at a southwest Mississippi prison died Sunday and several other employees were injured during a disturbance involving hundreds of inmates that continued into the evening, authorities and the prison's operator said. Emily Ham, a spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Sunday evening...

2 years 10 months ago

Judge considers dismissing murder case

Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession. Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Man jailed after dog abused and killed

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been jailed after a dog was mutilated and hanged from a bridge. Joseph Nelson was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on $3,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and other charges. Authorities...

3 years 1 month ago

Carrier, attorney angry over recorded calls

Former CSPD officer and suspected child molester Joshua Carrier and his attorney are angry over calls between the two they say were recorded at the El Paso County Detention Center. In court this afternoon, Carrier's attorney, Denver based Christopher Decker, said when he asked the DA's office for Carriers...

3 years 1 month ago

Inmate saves woman from dog attack

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities will take three days off a New Jersey inmate's sentence after he rescued an animal shelter worker from a pit bull attack. Justin Peggs was working off a 45-day sentence for assault at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption...

3 years 2 months ago

Jailed Americans in Iran back in court

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he is waiting for a second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying. Masoud Shafiei says he is back in court on Sunday, trying to complete the paperwork on...

3 years 4 months ago

City to destroy confiscated fireworks

The police and fire departments in Colorado Springs will be destroying fireworks Tuesday morning that were confiscated during the past year. Fireworks of any kind are illegal within city limits and a news release from the fire department stated that many people were ticketed this year for having fireworks. ...

3 years 5 months ago

Inmate deaths under investigation

DENVER (AP) - The deaths of two inmates found dead in their cells in separate jails in Denver and Aurora Saturday are under investigation. In Denver, a 51-year-old male was found dead in his cell at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. Authorities say there was no sign of foul play...

3 years 10 months ago

Video visitation in place at Pueblo jail

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is using new technology to make jail visitations more efficient. They're using a system called VizVox, which is a lot like Skype. Inmates and visitors no longer have face to face contact, instead they speak to each other over a phone and see each...

3 years 11 months ago

Judge: EPC jail can't limit inmate mail

DENVER (AP) - A judge has ordered the El Paso County jail to halt its policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards after a legal challenge of the policy on constitutional grounds. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado was granted a preliminary injunction Monday blocking enforcement of...

3 years 11 months ago

Walkaway captured in Pueblo

An inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Florence Wednesday has been captured in Pueblo. Robert Muzny, a minimum security inmate serving time for a drug conviction, walked away Wednesday from the federal prison complex south of Florence. He was arrested last night in Pueblo and...

3 years 11 months ago

Jail faces staff shortage in Trinidad

The Fraternal Order of Police is asking the Las Animas County Commissioners to reconsider planned budget cuts at the Sheriff's Office. The Fraternal Order of Police represents 5,000 law enforcement officers in Colorado. While pointing out the unprecedented budget problems facing Las Animas County the statement from the police...

4 years 6 days ago

Prisoner dies in Pueblo County Jail

A woman died this morning at the Pueblo County Detention Facility, apparently from a medical problem. The Sheriff's Office reported the woman was 42 years old, but has not released her name. Initial investigation by the Critical Response Team indicates no foul play. She was on a suicide watch...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Pueblo jail allows video visits

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is now allowing prisoners to visit with relatives using an internet video link. Two years ago, the Pueblo County Jail installed a state of the art, internet based, video visitation system from a Texas company called VizVox. It became apparent the system could be...

4 years 2 months ago

George Michael sentenced to 8 weeks jail

A judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs. The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and possession of marijuana after he crashed his Range Rover into a photo shop in London.The crash happened in...

4 years 3 months ago

Judge to issue mystery ruling in Lohan case

A court official says the judge handling Lindsay Lohan's criminal case plans to issue an unspecified ruling in the case a day before her attorneys are due in court. Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Monday that Judge Elden Fox plans to issue the ruling Tuesday afternoon....

4 years 3 months ago

Jail escapee sought in northeast Colorado

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling. The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being held on charges of...

4 years 3 months ago

Escape reported at Sterling jail

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling. The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being...

4 years 3 months ago

Inmate eats eye glasses

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota inmate was not afraid of making a spectacle of himself when he grabbed another suspect's glasses and started to eat them. Burleigh County Sheriff's Maj. Les Witkowski says the 42-year-old inmate at the county detention center became frustrated Aug. 1 when he...

4 years 3 months ago

Lindsay Lohan judge removes herself from case

The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted a rehab center about the court-ordered treatment of the actress. District attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Wednesday that Judge Marsha Revel recused herself Friday. Robison says the contact...

4 years 3 months ago

Lindsay Lohan heads to rehab

Lindsay Lohan is out of jail and headed to rehab. Lohan was released from the Lynwood jail early Monday morning where she had been held since July 20 for a probation violation. The actress reportedly dodged the media by leaving through of a side door to a waiting vehicle. Now...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado escapee caught in New Mexico Friday

New Mexico authorities caught the second of two escaped Colorado jail inmates Friday, less than a day after police officers fatally shot the other in northern New Mexico. A New Mexico Department of Public Safety spokesman, Peter Olson, says 24-year-old Jason Snow was found hiding in an outhouse about...

4 years 4 months ago

Aspen escapee faces more jail time

A man who authorities say ran from an Aspen courthouse after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison is now facing the possibility of 51 years in jail. Authorities say sheriff's deputies arrested 45-year-old Warren C. Carter minutes later outside an art gallery Monday. He had just been sentenced...

4 years 4 months ago

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail

Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases. After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough....

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo chain gang starts operation

Pueblo County work crews are back for the summer, using labor provided by county jail inmates. Started in 2003, the program was discontinued after Sheriff Kirk Taylor was elected and now reinstated. The goal is trash pick-up and beautification of Pueblo County. Select inmates make up the Chain...

4 years 5 months ago

Former Qwest CEO sentence reduced

DENVER (AP) -A judge has cut former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's insider trading sentence by two months and reduced his forfeiture amount by $7.4 million. U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger imposed the sentence Thursday after a re-sentencing hearing that stretched over three days. Nacchio originally was sentenced in 2007...

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