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  • Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter

    Fugitives escape Quebec jail in a helicopter
    Authorities in Canada and the United States were searching on Monday for three fugitives who escaped from a Quebec jail in a helicopter, the second airborne prison break in the Canadian province in just over a year. Police say the three men, who were...
  • Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

    Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
    WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday. In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
  • Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

     Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'
    Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver. "I haven't slept a night since she's died," he said Tuesday. "If I get four hours, I'm lucky. The doctors give me...
  • Federal judge refuses to stay execution of Arizona death row inmate

    A federal judge has rejected a bid to postpone the July 23 execution of an Arizona death row prisoner who contended that secrecy over the state's lethal injection protocol violated his 1st Amendment rights. U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake ruled...
  • A new challenge for Judge Evans

    A new challenge for Judge Evans
    "The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has spiraled into a wasteful, disorganized, abusive cesspool. The people who have run the place ... have little or no experience for their lofty jobs." — Sept. 7, 2005, Tribune editorial A...
  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the...
  • Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

    Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms
    Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates. The move marks a significant expansion of...
  • Supreme Court leaves California in charge of disabled inmates

    Supreme Court leaves California in charge of disabled inmates
    The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a states' rights appeal from California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, leaving in place a judge's order that requires state officials to monitor each of about 2,000 disabled prisoners who are held in county jails. Without...
  • Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization

    Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization
    At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women's informed consent was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday. The inquiry by the California state auditor found no evidence that doctors...
  • Commentary: Remember Kelly, and help increase penalties for drunk driving

    As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...