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Man robs bank so he can go to jail and get health care

Often, crimes are borne of desperation. However, most robberies aren’t motivated by a desperate need for health care. James Richard Verone, of Georgia, attempted to steal one dollar from a bank so that he would be arrested, taken to jail and — most importantly — provided with health care, the…

Sister must donate kidney to get out of jail

CHICAGO — A Mississippi woman must donate her kidney to her sister as a condition for their early release from jail after serving 16 years for an armed robbery that netted 11 dollars. Jaime and Gladys Scott became symbols of the heavy-handed sentences handed to African Americans and the influential…

Life sentence for man who ‘scared woman to death’

A bank robbery suspect who authorities accused of scaring an elderly woman to death after hiding in her home has been sentenced to life in prison. Larry Whitfield of Charlotte was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, authorities told North Carolina media outlets. Whitfield, 22, had been convicted of attempted bank…

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