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NY Cop Killer Given 45 to Life:  Barry Paddock, Oren Yaiv, and Larry McShane of the New York Daily News report that Thursday cop-killer Lamont Pride was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for the slaying of Officer Peter Figoski in a 2011 armed robbery. Pride, 28, remains unapologetic to the Figoski family. Should Pride seek parole in 45 years, police have vowed to keep keep him behind bars. Continued from this News Scan.

PA State Prison Study Finds 60 Percent Recidivism Rate:  Donald Gilliland of the Patriot-News reports a study of Pennsylvania's state prisons finds six in ten of those released will re-offend within three years. Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel's study, followed released prisoners for over 12 years and found that in the first three years of release six in ten were re-arrested or sent back to prison for new crimes. The findings show younger offenders have the highest recidivism rate, while the most prolific offenders are those convicted for property crimes. It is hoped that the study will aid the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole in future efforts at crime reduction.

Manning Enters Plea in WikiLeaks Case: 
Medina Roshan of Reuters reports that U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday morning to misusing classified material, but not to the more serious charge of aiding the enemy. Manning, 25, is accused of providing classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. He entered guilty pleas to 10 charges of misusing classified information, which carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. Manning's court marshal is set for June 3.

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