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  • Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates

    Hairstylists serving time offer an uplifting touch to fellow inmates
    The beauty salon is decorated in pink, pink and more pink — pink and white stripes on one wall, hand-sponged pink paint on another. The vibe is feel-good girly girl, an adult version of a princess bedroom. Spelled out in large letters above a...
  • 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...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...
  • 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. ...
  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
  • John Goodman will remain behind bars as court denies appeal for bond

    John Goodman won't get to sleep in his own bed while he appeals his latest DUI conviction and 16-year prison sentence. The Wellington polo magnate soon will be shipped from Palm Beach County Jail to a state prison, now that the 4th District Court of...
  • 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...
  • Broward legislators begin shaping priorities

    Broward legislators begin shaping priorities
    Broward County's state legislative delegation on Tuesday started to shape priorities for the coming session. The group formed five subcommittees that would each focus on one issue, including healthcare, insurance, the environment, charter schools, and...