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

Prison Hunger Strike Leader Named In Crackdown

A gang leader who helped organize a massive hunger strike in California state prisons has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in federal indictments aiming to disrupt the Mexican Mafia prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel.

08/07/2013

View of the Female Penitentiary in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico (Photo: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

US Woman Facing Drug Charge Released In Mexico

An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations.

05/31/2013

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

Washoe County Jail Inmate Death Investigated

Washoe County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail in Reno.

05/22/2013

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Arias: I Want To Start Literacy, Recycling Programs In Prison

Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she can contribute to society if allowed to live, saying she’d like to start literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.

05/21/2013

File photo of prison. (Credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Copper Thieves Get Prison Time, $5,000 Restitution

Two of three people convicted of stealing more than 500 pounds of copper from a railroad signal system near Wells in 2011 have been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison.

05/16/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Gets Prison Term In Fake Cancer Case

A Gilbert woman has been sentenced to prison after admitting that she pretended to have cancer in order to collect donations.

05/07/2013

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6 Accused Of Operating Illegal NV Pot Dispensary

Six people are being accused of illegally operating a marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas.

05/06/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Loan Officer Guilty Of Wire Fraud, Theft

Following a six-day jury trial, Nicholas Lindsey was convicted of nine counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme

04/10/2013

File photo of the Circus-Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Saudi Sergeant Pleads Not Guilty On Vegas Hotel Rape Charge

A Saudi Arabia air force sergeant stood in shackles Wednesday in a Nevada courtroom and pleaded not guilty to abducting and raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year’s Eve.

02/13/2013

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

Male Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Female Inmate

A 21-year-old male resident of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is accused of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old female inmate after they were placed in the same cell in a tribal jail in rural eastern Arizona.

02/07/2013

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