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File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

N.M. Discovers It Doesn’t Have DNA For Some Inmates

The state Department of Corrections has determined that DNA wasn’t collected as required from numerous state prison inmates, a lapse that hinders investigations into unsolved crimes.


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Inmates Poisoned From Contraband Alcohol Produced Inside Prison

Arizona authorities say contraband alcohol produced by prisoners inside a maximum-security prison in Florence is believed to be the cause of suspected botulism poisoning of seven inmates.


File photo of a prison cell.  (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Prisoner Found Dead In His Cell

Nevada prison officials say the man who staged a sniper attack on Interstate 80 more than a decade ago has been found dead in his cell.


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NV Inmate Scores In Fight Over Kosher Prison Menu

A federal judge in Las Vegas has barred state prison officials from serving a new “common fare” menu to an Orthodox Jewish inmate who adheres to a kosher diet while serving a life sentence for kidnapping.

FM News 100.5 KXNT–02/12/2012