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A 2008 photo of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court for sentencing. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

North Texan & Ex-Detroit Mayor Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption.

10/10/2013

Mugshot of convicted child molester Archie Lee Becks. (credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Child Molester Sentenced To 60 Years

An Ellis County jury has convicted a 52-year-old man of sexual assault of a child. On Thursday the jury sentenced Archie Lee Becks to 60 years in prison for assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

Anthony Devern Session (credit: Fort Worth County Jail)

Rapist Receives Multiple Life Sentences In Tarrant County

A Tarrant County judge sentenced a convicted felon to multiple life sentences on Friday for sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter and raping and shooting his next door neighbor, who miraculously survived.

09/27/2013

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Texas Man Who Shined Laser On Customs Copter Gets Prison

A judge has sentenced a 28-year-old Texas man to 1½ years in prison for pointing a green laser beam at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter.

09/25/2013

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Overcrowded Prisons Lead To Campaign For Ending Mandatory Sentences

Critics of mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders say it leads to overcrowding in prisons, including here in North Texas.

09/24/2013

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Banjo Player Sentenced In Texas Enticement Case

A musician from Tennessee has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for trying to entice minors into having sex with him in Texas.

09/08/2013

Graphic of police crime scene tape over gun cross-hairs and the outline of a body. (credit: AP Photo)

Son, 19, Sought After Father, Mom, Slain In San Antonio

Authorities in South Texas are seeking a 19-year-old man suspected in the fatal shooting of his parents allegedly after an argument.

08/26/2013

Vicki Stark-Fitts pleaded guilty to participating in a pattern of racketeering activity that included conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and murder Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas.

08/22/2013

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Texas Prison System Pays $750K To Cool Down Pig Barns

The Texas prison system is paying $750,000 for climate-controlled barns for use in its pig farming program.

08/17/2013

An Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. (credit: Ellis County Jail)

Jury Sentences Drug Dealer To 68 Years

An Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

08/16/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on August 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Holder is seeking changes in the minimum penalties of certain low-level drug related crimes. (credit: Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Shorter Sentences For Some Drug Crimes

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

08/12/2013

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Police Dog Goes To Prison

At the ripe old age of 8, Paco is already facing retirement.

07/18/2013

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