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Escapee Asked Guard for Directions, Report Says

More details on the escape last week of Ronald Tackman, the inmate who was able to walk out of jail because he was wearing a suit for trial and was mistaken for a lawyer.  After someone left a holding-area door…


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Criminal Defendant Escapes After Being Mistaken for Lawyer

Ordinarily – despite what so many of you are probably thinking right now – it is not that difficult to distinguish between lawyers and criminal suspects.  Really.  But I guess what we learn from this story is that it's mostly because of…


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Michael Vick’s Legal Troubles Escalate

The conviction of Jose Padilla is more bad news for Michael Vick, already facing charges connected with his participation in a dogfighting operation.  This means he needs to be worried about the lawsuit filed in July by Jonathan Lee Riches,…


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Police-Brutality Claim Averted by Video Evidence

A man in Liverpool, England, who was arrested after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute appeared before a judge with bruises on his face, and told the judge that the police had beaten him up.  Unfortunately for…


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Inmate Faces Preliminary Hearing on Charge of Aggregated Flatulence

According to Jeff Meyer, the attorney for Lincoln County, Nebraska, fights among inmates are pretty common even in the small and charming jails that dot our nation’s heartland.  (He didn’t say the bit about the jails of the heartland.)  Usually,…


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Copycat Bunk-Bed Case Filed in England

The BBC reports this week that an inmate in England is suing the country’s Prison Service for negligence after he fell off the top bunk in his cell, sustaining a "bad gash to the head."  This may or may not…


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Saddam Denounces Deprivation of Underwear as “Terrorism”

Saddam Hussein’s trial continued on Tuesday, sort of.  Some witnesses have given testimony about the former regime’s criminal practices, but mostly Saddam yells at people. On Tuesday, he spent some time yelling at the judge, as he often does.  This…


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“Captive Angels” Post Personal Ads

Heather is 28 years old, with light brown hair and pretty blue-gray eyes. She is 5’4" and weighs 125 pounds. She likes motorcycles, fast cars, and crystal meth. Tasha is a Virgo. She’s warm-hearted, passionate, and sincere. She did make…