Oregon Death Row Inmate Gets Reprieve, Tries to Have it Overturned

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Governor John Kitzhaber granted a reprieve to all of the prisoners on Oregon’s death row in November 2011. While he did not commute the sentences, he stated that he would not allow any more executions to take place while he was in office because he feels the death penalty is morally wrong. Of course, this was met with some resistance, …

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Prison Break-In

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Matthew Matagrano, 36, may serve 10 years in prison after repeatedly trying to sneak into jails because the inmates where “nice.” The Manhattan man is accused of sneaking into jails in four boroughs because they gave him food and made him feel important. According to police, Matagrano, who formerly served time in Rikers Island, would dress up as a Department …

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Bitter News, Week of August 15, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we pay attention to signs. Made of Only the Finest Felons: Frederick James is selling an exclusive selection of iPad covers made from the pants of Bernie Madoff, sourced from an auction held by the US Marshals Service last fall. We feel these modern day scalps would make the perfect gift for the attorney …

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Enzyte: Long Answer to a Short Question

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The founder of male sexual enhancement product Enzyte, which reportedly used ads featuring “Smiling Bob,” the world’s happiest and most confident man, has led to a whopping jail sentence for the founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals. A judge sentenced the defendant, Steve Warshak, to 25 years in prison after he was convicted in February on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud …

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Bush Declines Olympian’s Carpool Request

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Marion Jones, the three-time Olympic gold medalist sentenced in January to six months in prison for lying to the feds about her steroid use and a multimillion-dollar check fraud scam, has asked President Bush to commute her sentence. Inside sources at the White House have reported that while the President initially commended Jones for her efforts to conserve gas in …

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