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New York inmates sue over prison crackdown on painkillers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of inmates is suing the New York state prison system over its efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse, saying they are being forced to live with chronic pain because some medications have ...

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New study says rural jails are growing fastest

When policymakers talk about problems with the nation’s jails and over-incarceration, they are often discussing concerns that center on the largest cities. But a new study released Tuesday shows that rural jails are growing the fastest and are driving a ...

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Former inmate gets $400,000 for assault by guards

A federal jury has awarded a total of $400,000 to a Brooklyn man for injuries caused by New York state prison guards in 2008. “I’m satisfied,” said Sultan Malik, 37, of Brooklyn, who said he was beaten by guards during ...

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Jury starts deliberating in federal lawsuit

A federal jury began deliberations Thursday in the case of four state prison guards accused of violating an inmate’s civil rights. The five-man, three-woman panel is considering the complaint filed by Sultan Malik, 37, of Brooklyn, who claims three of ...

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Judge dismisses suit against one of five guards

U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. dismissed the complaint against one of five state prison guards whose trial is underway. Sultan Malik, 37, of Brooklyn, claims three of the guards beat him during a transfer between prison facilities ...

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Man gets prison for hoax Kodak 911 calls

A man who called 911 several times to report hoax bomb threats against Kodak has been sentenced to two years in prison. Omer Mohammed appeared Wednesday in federal court in Rochester, where he pleaded guilty in December to making false ...

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