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2 Prison Guards Step Down Amid Inmate Beating Probe

Georgia Department of Corrections officials say two prison guards have resigned after a photo of a beaten inmate was distributed online from a facility they were supposed to be supervising.

04/07/2015

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The Bev Smith Show: Pipeline to Prison

Nationally,1 in 3 Black boys born in 2001 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime. This rate of incarceration is endangering children at younger and younger ages. This is America’s pipeline to prison — […]

WAOK-AM–03/18/2015

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Alabama Renews Push To Keep Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

Alabama lawmakers are again trying to shield the identities of companies who provide the state with execution drugs.

03/14/2015

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Father, Son To Serve Prison Time For Stealing From 93-Year-Old Woman

A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison following their conviction on racketeering charges.

03/11/2015

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Official: Multistate Crime Rampage Suspect Kills Self

Authorities say one of two suspects arrested in a multistate crime rampage which included the deaths of a North Carolina couple has committed suicide in prison.

03/10/2015

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South Carolina Runs Out of Lethal Injection Drug

South Carolina is among the latest states to run out of pentobarbital, the anesthetic that comes first in the state’s three-drug method for executions by lethal injection. Similar problems elsewhere have forced states to consider alternatives, including the electric chair and nitrogen gas. And while there are no immediate signs of changing the way South Carolina executes people, there’s also no indication officials are on the cusp of acquiring any more of the drug, either.

03/09/2015

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Man To Go To Prison For Fatally Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend

A DeKalb County man has been sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences plus five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend.

03/09/2015

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WAOK Morning Show “The Movement” with Dr. F. Keith Slaughter

Since the month of March is Woman’s History Month, Dr. Slaughter dedicated today’s show to the “sistas.” Our guest today, Desiree Lee, is a very inspiring young woman, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. She also […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2015

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4 Men Found With Stolen Financial Information

Federal prosecutors say four men who were found with hundreds of stolen bank and credit account numbers have been sentenced to prison.

02/26/2015

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Woman Caught Shoplifting With Son Sentenced

Cobb County Prosecutors say a woman caught shoplifting with her son has been given a 10-year sentence.

02/14/2015

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