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County votes to end drug treatment policy for jail inmates

Nov. 17, 2019 9:21 AM EST

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire county has voted to end a medication assistant treatment program for jail inmates. The Carroll County Commission voted 2 to 1 Wednesday against continuing the current treatment program that provides anti-opioid medication and counseling and therapy at Carroll County...

3 Mountain West states lack traditional insanity defense

Nov. 16, 2019 3:31 AM EST

Last year, on a warm Saturday evening in Boise, Idaho, Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. walked into the birthday party of a family. In a random attack, he stabbed nine people, including the birthday girl Ruya Kadir. That little girl died at just three years old. There’s a gag order on the trial so information is...

Patients received fake breast implants, doctor imprisoned

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Idaho doctor to seven months in prison for receipt and delivery of misbranded breast implants given to patients. Prosecutors announced Thursday that 55-year-old Temp Ray Patterson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release after his prison...

Ex-prison system nurse sentenced for giving drugs to inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former nurse at a Massachusetts state prisons system facility has been sentenced for distributing drugs to inmates. Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Julie Inglis-Somers, of Kingston, was sentenced Friday to three years or probation, the first three months of which must be served in home...

Documents reveal sexual abuse at California women’s prisons

Nov. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state prison inmate incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility was awaiting her group therapy session on Aug. 23, 2017. She stepped backward in her cell toward the door, where Correctional Officer Israel Trevino waited with waist restraints. As he attached the...

Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Nov. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on this for a second: It had 38,000 footnotes. This mammoth piece of work,...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Poor condition of many state dams should worry every Pennsylvanian The York Dispatch Nov. 13 Infrastructure isn’t the most scintillating topic. For most folks, it probably rates somewhere between researching tax deductions...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Nov. 12, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly scream Hollywood. But from an early stage, writer-director Scott Z. Burns was drawn to the...

Man sentenced to 60 years on 18 child pornography counts

Nov. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of coercing hundreds of children into producing and electronically sharing sexually explicit images has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Brandon Bjornstad, of Neche, pleaded guilty in February to 18 counts, including charges of sexual...

Jail inmates sue over North Carolina county's bail system

Nov. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A group of North Carolina jail inmates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a county's cash bail requirements, saying the system unfairly jails the poor while letting people with money go home. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of three...