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Florida-based Prison Legal News has filed a complaint claiming the Metropolitan Detention Center is improperly censoring books sent to inmates in violation of the First Amendment. This image show several covers of the subscription publication.(Courtesy Of Prison Legal News)

Rights group claims censorship at MDC

A nonprofit advocacy group for prisoners claims in a new federal lawsuit that the Bernalillo County …

Judge orders release of Colfax deputy

A judge on Monday ordered the release of a Colfax County sheriff’s deputy indicted for possession wi …

Casslyn Mae Welch was sentenced to 20 years for her role in helping her cousin and fiance John McCluskey and another Arizona inmate escape from prison.

Accomplice in prison escape gets 20 years

Casslyn Mae Welch, the woman who enabled her fiance cousin and a buddy of his to escape from an Arizona prison, got a 20-year sentence in an Arizona state court this week for her role in the escape and the kidnapping of two interstate truckers in 2010.

Judge finds program violations

A federal judge has found constitutional violations by two state departments in charge of a federal …