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Congress looks to relax mandatory prison terms

WASHINGTON — Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the federal prison there, where her daughter Mandy Martinson, a first-time offender, is in the middle of ...

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Hagerstown pharmacist sentenced for fraud

A Hagerstown pharmacist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $200,000 for unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone and methadone. Sixty-two-year-old David Russo was also ordered to pay restitution and surrender his pharmacy ...

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Holder: Rethink mandatory minimums for drug crimes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better ...

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Supreme Court: ‘Pay to delay’ generic drugs can be illegal

WASHINGTON — Deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can sometimes be illegal and therefore can be challenged in court, the Supreme Court said Monday. The ...

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Republicans blast O’Malley for jail scandal; governor plans reform

A smuggling scandal involving gang members and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center followed Gov. Martin O'Malley to a feel-good event at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday, where the governor was asked about the scandal by a national television crew.

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