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Family says corrections officer killed at Stillwater prison feared for his safety before attack 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The family of Joseph Gomm, the corrections officer killed while on duty inside the Stillwater prison in July, has hired an attorney and is considering suing the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
For sale: Historic NE Pennsylvania jail haunted by the ghosts of hanged coal miners 16.8.2018 Philly.com News
On June 21, 1877, a day dubbed "Black Thursday" four Irish miners, part of a group called the "Molly Maguires," were hanged inside the Carbon County Prison, while six others were hanged in Pottsvlle.
Inmate accused of killing guard now faces first-degree murder charges 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A grand jury in Washington County on Tuesday returned an indictment against Edward M. Johnson, 42, on charges of premeditated murder and murder of a prison guard.
Members of MOVE 9 remain in prison 40 years after police attack 9.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Forty years ago this week, on Aug. 8, 1978, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization. As MOVE's women and children huddled in the basement, firefighters blasted the house with at least four high-pressure fire hoses, filling the cellar with water. Police used a bulldozer and fired tear gas into the house. One young MOVE member, Delbert Orr Africa (MOVE members assumed the surname "Africa" in honor of the group's founder, John Africa), emerged shirtless from the house, with arms raised. With TV cameras rolling, police mercilessly beat him, kicking him in the ribs and head. Amidst a burst of gunfire that morning, Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp was killed. While all MOVE members denied using firearms, nine were convicted of third-degree murder for the officer's death, each given 30- to 100-year sentences. They became known as the "MOVE 9." Veteran Philadelphia journalist ...
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Judge: Ventnor woman charged with killing mother, grandmother 'manifested extreme violence' 9.8.2018 Philly.com News
Heather Barbera, charged with killing her mother and grandmother in their Ventnor condominium last month, has agreed to remain in jail until her trial. A judge in Mays Landing said Barbera 'manifested extreme violence.'
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Murder charge readied against inmate in prison officer's killing 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Thursday that Edward Muhammad Johnson will be formally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Stillwater prison officer Joseph Gomm.
Minnesota prison union calls for changes after officer death 1.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The union representing Minnesota corrections employees is set to demand workplace changes after a prison guard's death last month.
Two inmates attack corrections officers in Stearns County jail 28.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Two Stearns County jail inmates attacked corrections officers in separate incidents this week.
Pittsburgh jail put on lockdown after inmates stab 2 guards 28.7.2018 Philly.com News
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two guards are being treated for multiple stab wounds after they were attacked by inmates at a Pittsburgh jail.
Sad duty: Officers gather for Gomm as prison safety questions linger 26.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Police from across Minnesota paid their respects to Joseph Gomm, a Stillwater prison officer killed in the line of duty. With the service drawing to a close, a procession is set to begin to Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville. The public is encouraged to line the route.
Prosecutor who appeared on ABC's '20/20′ in April Kauffman murder story is scolded as judge issues gag order 24.7.2018 Philly.com News
A judge presiding over the April Kauffman murder case issued a gag order Monday after scolding both Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner, who appeared on and promoted a "20/20" news magazine show about the case, and Ferdinand Augello, the man charged with murder in the case who has been relentlessly posting evidence and commentary on Facebook.
Al-Qaeda operative who recruited Montco's 'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty, agrees to 15 years in prison 24.7.2018 Philly.com News
An Algerian-born al-Qaeda operative who recruited Montgomery County's Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose and others in a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist pleaded guilty Monday and agreed to accept a 15-year prison term on terrorism-related charges.
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Prosecutors: man killed Vineland woman, dismembered her corpse and set it afire 24.7.2018 Philly.com News
The Vineland man charged with dismembering and burning the corpse of a woman was charged Monday morning with murder after investigators tied the man to the death.
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2 ex-Temple cops ordered to spend decades in prison for 2016 beating death of woman 23.7.2018 Philly.com News
Aaron Wright and Marquis Robinson had fatally bound and beaten Wright's girlfriend, Joyce Quaweay, in July 2016 as she lay facedown and naked on a weight bench in the kitchen of the Germantown home the three shared.
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Former corrections officer says he had growing concerns about safety in Stillwater prison 23.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A former corrections officer at the Stillwater prison said he had concerns in recent years about the safety of his fellow officers -- and his worst fear was realized when he heard Joe Gomm had been killed last week in an attack by an inmate.
Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just before he went to prison for the 2002 stabbing death of a woman he was living with, Johnson pleaded guilty to assaulting a guard at the Hennepin County Jail. Once in prison, he racked up a lengthy list of infractions, mostly for fighting.
'Aggressive prosecution' promised in prison officer's killing 20.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota corrections officials offered new details Thursday of the violent history of an inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer at the Stillwater state prison, and their plans moving forward.
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Calling for nuance in terrorism sentences, judge frees Philly man 6 years after arrest 20.7.2018 Philly.com News
Federal sentencing guidelines make no distinction between a defendant who stored bombs in his home for an impending terrorist attack and someone like Bakhtiyor Jumaev, who despite having expressed pro-jihadi views on the internet had done relatively little to act upon them.
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Minnesota prison officer's on-duty death is 1st on record 19.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An inmate used a weapon to kill an officer at a Minnesota state prison, in the first death on record of an on-duty prison guard in the state, corrections officials said.
Inmate kills guard at Stillwater state prison 19.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Joseph Gomm, a 16-year Minnesota Department of Corrections veteran, was attacked around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the prison's industry building by an inmate serving time for homicide, officials said.
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