| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Taxpayers won’t be hit any harder by next year’s Cook County government spending plan, but they may not be so fortunate in 2016.
That admission by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday came after her annual budget speech,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
As Alexander O. Roscioli waited to be sentenced for fighting and killing a 70-year-old man last year in Emmaus, a Lehigh County prosecutor urged the judge to give him state time.
"He needs to be somewhere that protects the community until Mr. Roscioli...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:47 PM
A correctional officer at the Cook County Jail who ordered and then took part in the beating of a mentally ill inmate was convicted Thursday after another guard testified against her.
Pamela Bruce shook her head and clenched her jaw as co-defendant...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:51 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:29 AM
A Chicago man who escaped from a downstate prison was captured this morning, walking on a gravel road near Interstate 70 less than four miles from the prison, officials said.
Marcus Battice, 21, escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center, about 245...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:59 PM
MIDDLETOWN — In trouble with the law since the age of 11, Francis Anderson spent most of his life locked up in prison and in juvenile detention facilities.
So when he was acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect in August 2013 of charges of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Tewodage Alene Gezmu came to the United States to seek asylum, but instead he was subjected to inhumane living conditions, was locked up in a cell with criminals and was traumatized in the name of border security.
I met Gezmu in Washington, D.C.,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Just days before re-sentencing day for Jose Padilla — the convicted terrorism plotter from Broward County — federal prosecutors agreed they will recommend he face no more than 30 years in prison, court records show.
The agreement is the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment.
Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...