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  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • 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. ...
  • Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center

    Officials investigate death of inmate at Stateville Correctional Center
    Officials are investigating the death of a man who was discovered dead Saturday morning inside of a solitary confinement cell at Stateville Correctional Center. About 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 3, a correctional officer at the prison was doing routine checks...
  • Trial of 10-year-old accused of murdering 90-year-old bedridden woman moved to juvenile court

    HONESDALE — A 10-year-old boy accused of attacking and beating a 90-year-old woman, leading to her death last year, will be tried in juvenile court. The boy, Tristin Kurilla of Damascus Township, and his mother, Martha Virbitsky, both testified...
  • On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice

    On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice
    Dozens of middle school students led a march Thursday night from a Near North Side school to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to protest police brutality and what they decried as a school-to-prison pipeline. The students from...
  • No Ruling Yet On Legally Insane Man Moved From Psych Hospital To Prison

    No Ruling Yet On Legally Insane Man Moved From Psych Hospital To Prison
    HARTFORD — Each day Francis Anderson spends locked up in Connecticut's super-maximum security prison is another day of "torture" for the criminally insane 45-year-old who has been in and out of jail since the age of 11, his attorney argued before...
  • DA: Bucks County prison guard charged with harassing inmates

    Bucks County authorities say a former prison guard forced inmates to undergo strip-searches, watched them use the bathroom and made sexual comments to "harass, demean and humiliate them." Joseph Ronald Mullen, 28, was charged Wednesday with official...
  • Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison

    Brown taps Franklin County warden to head Norco prison
    A longtime Franklin County Jail warden is in line to become the next director of the Northampton County Prison. Daniel S. Keen, warden of the 474-bed prison in Franklin County since 2011, is Northampton County Executive John Brown's choice to take...
  • Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison

    Father charged with letting kid's teeth rot sent to county prison
    Charged with allowing his 6-year-old daughter's teeth to rot and under investigation in the deaths of three of his other children, a Lehigh Township man was able to avoid jail in November by promising a judge that he'd check himself into drug rehab. But...
  • U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says

    U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says
    The U.S. Navy submariner who was shot in North Lauderdale on Thanksgiving is talking, his mother says, and the man accused of shooting him remains jailed without bond. Sandra Adams, 51, said her critically wounded son Anthon Adams, 29, is off a...
  • UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself

    UConn's Tate George Now Representing Himself
    Ever since being convicted on four felony counts in a real estate Ponzi scheme, former University of Connecticut basketball icon Tate George has been complaining about his legal representation. He criticized his trial attorney, saying the lawyer did not...