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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Cutting Illinois' prison population the right way

    Cutting Illinois' prison population the right way
    In times of fiscal crisis, elected leaders realize they can't keep doing things the same way they always have. Those relatively expensive options are no longer affordable. Facing the high cost of Illinois' corrections system, Gov. Bruce Rauner says it's...
  • Inmates writing their own obits reveal regrets, failed dreams

    Inmates writing their own obits reveal regrets, failed dreams
    In the wrong writer's hands, an obituary can be a dull collection of biographical facts, the type of article that journalism professor William Drummond calls the "lowest common denominator" of newspaper writing. But on this day, he hoped for something...
  • Transgender woman gets $40,000 for rape at Orlando jail

    Transgender woman gets $40,000 for rape at Orlando jail
    A transgender woman plans to appeal a $40,000¬†final judgment against the Orange County Jail, for being raped in a general-population cell in 2008. The federal civil judgment became final on Feb. 27, but the woman’s attorney said he considers the...
  • Why the higher-ups at the Baltimore City jail got a pass

    Why the higher-ups at the Baltimore City jail got a pass
    I have no sympathy for Derrick Jones and other employees at The Baltimore City Detention Center who allowed themselves to be corrupted by the Black Guerrilla Family ("Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case," Feb. 27). But...
  • NYU launches degree program at state prison in Hudson Valley

    New York University has enrolled 36 inmates in English classes at Wallkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. Their first courses are "Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation" and "Critical Perspectives on Justice through Creative...
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime while battling own cases

    The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Hosman's dual roles as advocate for change and repeat visitor at county jails provide a striking case...
  • Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated

    Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated
    Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
  • A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime

    Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also is a repeat offender himself, whose trips in and out of jail provide a striking case study of the...
  • Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem

    Kramer defends decision, county board wants answers to budget problem
    Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer explained his decision to reduce jail population by transferring federal inmates and losing a $2.5 million in revenues as a result, but county board members just wanted to know what he is doing to fix the resulting budget...
  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

    On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water. The 70-year-old widow whose yard he was mowing told him to wait on her porch. Instead, she said, he...