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Otto Warmbier
American student Otto Warmbier, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
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North Korea sentences US tourist to 15 years in prison

He was charged with subversion under Article 60 of North Korea's criminal code. The court held that he had committed a crime "pursuant to the U.S. government's hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist."

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Allison Rice
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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College Behind Bars
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, inmates head to classes at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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College behind bars: An old idea with some new energy

College education in American prisons is starting to grow again, more than two decades since federal government dollars were prohibited from being used for college programs behind bars.

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Prison population down sharply in NJ

New Jersey's prison population has been reduced by 31 percent during a 15-year period, the biggest drop in the nation.

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Inmates Escape
Three inmates captured are seen on a video monitor at Orange County Sheriff's news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Fight over hostage’s fate broke up California jail escapees

Six days after their breakout -- and 400 miles to the north -- fugitives Hossein Nayeri and Bac Duong came to blows in a San Jose motel room because Nayeri wanted to kill the man and bury his body and Duong did not, authorities said Monday.

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Charles Crawford
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, inmate Charles Crawford speaking to reporters in a recreation yard at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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California grants rare look inside largest death row

With executions on hold in California and a death penalty appeals process that can take years, many inmates on the nation's largest death row say they spend little time worrying about the lethal injection that may one day kill them.

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(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Speed cameras, bars being sued for drunk driving and more on ‘D&D Today’

Here is what Deminski and Doyle are talking about on today’s show.

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Study: Parole Reduces NJ Crime, Saves Money [AUDIO]

Offenders released to parole supervision in New Jersey are 36 percent less likely to be arrested, convicted and returned to prison for new crimes, than inmates who served out their full sentences behind bars, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project.

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Should Prisoners Pay for Their Incarceration in NJ? [POLL/AUDIO]

It costs a lot of money to house criminals in New Jersey and taxpayers are footing the entire bill.

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Jail Cell
Inmate in jail (David Silverman, Getty Images)
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NJ Prison Population Declines [AUDIO]

The number of inmates in state prisons is on the decline, which is right in line with a national trend. In the United States, the prison population dropped for a third straight year in 2012.

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