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New $37M jail planned for New Jersey, officials say

Officials in a southern New Jersey county have awarded more than $37 million to build a new jail.

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In this Feb. 26, 2016, photo, Allison Rice, whose father was a white-collar criminal and died in prison of cancer without being granted compassionate release, in her apartment in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Changes weighed to federal program for ailing, aging inmates

Months after being sent to prison for a fraud conviction, Iowa businessman Clarence Rice began experiencing severe stomach pains that required extended hospital visits. Then came the diagnosis of bile duct cancer -- and, with it, the painful acceptance that he'd have just months to live.

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House bill would attempt to better rehabilitate prisoners

Inmates could receive credits for taking part in rehabilitation programs such as education or job training under legislation advanced by a House panel.

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Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

But this wasn't a Hollywood movie; it was a real-life breakout that left authorities struggling to find three escapees -- one an alleged killer -- and put together the pieces of how they managed to thwart security at a Southern California maximum-security jail.

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Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new analysis of 45 years of jail statistics.

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Chris Christie and Jim McGreevey Visit Female Inmates

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie teamed up with former Governor Jim McGreevey at the Hudson County jail today, to meet and speak with more than two dozen female inmates participating in a substance abuse rehabilitation program.

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New Jersey Jail Costs Are Sky-High [AUDIO]

In these difficult economic times, many New Jersey residents are voicing concern about the cost of incarcerating inmates and for good reason.

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Why Are NJ Inmates Collecting Disability Payments? [AUDIO]

Why are people in prison still getting temporary disability checks from the New Jersey when clearly they cannot get a job if they're sitting in a jail cell?

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PA High Court Ends Life without parole for teens
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PA High Court Ends Life Without Parole for Teens

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that it is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole.

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