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Ronald Carnes, 69, escaped from prison in1973. He was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store. (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Captured Fugitive Returns To North Carolina After 40 Years On The Lam

Ronald Carnes, 69, escaped from prison in 1973, was caught in Iowa by facial recognition technology.

09/11/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Founder Of Bible College Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The founder of a Bible college in South Carolina faces more than 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from overworking and underpaying international students.

09/04/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Sentenced To Prison After Dragging A Dog For Two Miles Behind Pickup Truck

A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.

07/16/2014

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Molesting Former NC Teacher Gets Life In Prison

A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.

07/13/2014

Governor signs bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates if prison officials cannot obtain drugs used for lethal injections. (Getty Images)

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

Governor signs bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates if prison officials cannot obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

05/22/2014

File photo of Gov. Pat McCrory.  (credit: Takaaki Iwabu/Getty Images)

McCrory: Tougher Punishment For Prison Cellphones

Gov. Pat McCrory is joining North Carolina’s district attorneys in seeking tougher penalties for those caught smuggling cellphones into prisons.

05/19/2014

File photo of prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

NC Prison Ousts 7 Employees Over Inmate Death

Seven employees at a Taylorsville prison have lost their jobs amid an ongoing investigation into the death of a mentally ill inmate who had been held in solitary confinement.

04/09/2014

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Raleigh Man Sentenced In Credit Card Scheme

Federal prosecutors say a Raleigh man has been sentenced to prison for his part in a credit card and cigarette trafficking scheme.

04/04/2014

File photo of a jail cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Woman Gets 20 Years For Morphine Breast Milk That Killed Daughter

A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.

04/04/2014

File photo of a jail cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Serial Rapist Sentenced To 410 Years In NC Prisons

A serial rapist is starting a sentence of more than 400 years in North Carolina prisons.

03/15/2014

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