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  • Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man

    Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man
    The surprise release of former El Rukn general Earl Hawkins from prison more than a decade sooner than had been expected was not the result of any conspiracy to reward Hawkins for his recent testimony in two civil proceedings involving a former gang...
  • Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?

    Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?
    A prisoner with a history of assaulting other inmates will go on trial this week, accused of fatally beating his cellmate with batteries stuffed into a sock while the victim's feet and legs were tied. Shawn Rogers, 34, is charged in the death of...
  • Left, right can unite on reform: Editorial

    Does anyone other than liberals really care about prison reform? Floridians who are unfamiliar with the issue might assume the answer is no. And they would be dead wrong. Billionaire Charles Koch is considered Public Enemy No. 1 among many liberals...
  • Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry

     Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry
    Sheriff's officials convicted of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails have been testifying before a grand jury as prosecutors set their sights on the highest echelons of the department, according to sources familiar with...
  • BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial

    BGF gang leader Tavon White testifies at jail corruption trial
    The former leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore Detention Center spoke publicly for the first time Monday from the witness stand, describing his unlikely rise to power and the gang's inner workings. Tavon White, 37, has pleaded guilty...
  • Tavon White has 'napalmed' his BGF ties by testifying, attorney says

    Tavon White has 'napalmed' his BGF ties by testifying, attorney says
    Defense attorneys in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption trial got their first crack at questioning Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White after prosecutors concluded their questioning Wednesday, but the trial won't resume until Dec. 11....
  • Smuggling opportunities abounded for inmates at city jail, gang leader testifies

    Smuggling opportunities abounded for inmates at city jail, gang leader testifies
    The way Tavon White describes it, being sent to the Baltimore City Detention Center was no reason for Black Guerrilla Family gang members to stop hustling. Key to keeping the money flowing, however, was recruiting corrections officers to smuggle tobacco,...
  • BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows

    BGF leader White quickly turned informant, testimony shows
    Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.  Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...
  • $1.1 billion for the Virginia Department of Corrections

    The Virginia Department of Corrections took the biggest hit, by far, earlier this year when the state rolled back spending to account for missed revenue projections. The department agreed to cover 506 of the up to 565 layoffs called for in the new...
  • Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now

    Rothstein vs. Rothstein: Divorce postponed, for now
    Kim Rothstein will have to wait a little longer to finally be rid of her Ponzi schemer husband — and the "Mrs. Scott Rothstein" moniker. The infamous couple's no-fault divorce, which was expected to be finalized Monday morning at a brief court...
  • Lake County Jail prepared for teen with gunshot wound, multiple fractures

    Lake County Jail prepared for teen with gunshot wound, multiple fractures
    Ronald Maas was in the midst of a high-speed police chase that left him seriously injured when he vowed to a younger passenger that he would not go to jail, according to a police report. Following days of hospital treatment for a gunshot wound and...