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Women Lawyers Sue to Stop Masturbating Inmates

Even pizza didn't get them to stop

(Newser) - Public masturbation is so rampant in Chicago's Cook County Jail that officials offered inmates pizza to stop, a federal lawsuit claims. Hundreds of female public defenders and law clerks working at the jail and other lockups have had to endure "on an almost daily basis" inmates who "... More »

Murderer Freed by Accident Is Caught—While Watching TV

Steven Robbins back in jail in Indiana

(Newser) - Talk about your anticlimactic fugitive hunts: A convicted murder who walked out of jail scot-free because of a bureaucratic mistake ended up at a buddy's house watching TV. Now Steven Robbins is back in custody after two days on the lam and a recapture that was "without incident,... More »

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