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  • Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000

     Reward for Kankakee escaped killer increased to $25,000
    With the manhunt for a killer in its third day after he walked out of the Kankakee County jail after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform, authorities on Friday increased the reward for his capture to $25,000. Kankakee County...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaks to inmates at city jail
    Two dozen inmates sat in a makeshift classroom on a recent afternoon at the Baltimore City Detention Center getting a crash course in civics. Instructor Meg Ward had written Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's name on a whiteboard, explaining the structure...
  • Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment

    Federal judge orders California prison inmate be granted sexual reassignment
    A federal judge Thursday ordered that a California prison inmate be allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Should the operation occur, it will be the first in state prison history and cost as much asĀ $100,000, according to Joyce Hayhoe,...
  • Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues

    Escaped murderer being aided, sheriff says, as manhunt continues
    Heavily armed teams of officers on Thursday continued to search for a murderer who walked out of the Kankakee County jail a day earlier after beating a correctional officer and stealing his uniform. Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski said officials...
  • Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says

    Klan members who worked for state prisons plotted murder, Bondi says
    GAINESVILLE — Three Ku Klux Klan members who worked at a Florida prison have been charged with plotting to kill a black inmate after his release because they believed the man is infected with HIV and hepatitis and he bit one of them during a...
  • Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail

    Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail
    Cook County Jail may not be a very pleasant place, but it is not the cesspool of violence described by several inmates in a federal lawsuit, a judge ruled late Tuesday. In a long-awaited opinion, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a motion...
  • Broward woman's life sentence commuted by President Obama

    Broward woman's life sentence commuted by President Obama
    A Broward woman who is serving life in federal prison for a crack cocaine conviction is one of 22 people whose prison terms were commuted Tuesday by President Barack Obama. Valarie Bozeman, 48, of Pompano Beach, who was also known as Theresa Brown,...
  • Kids don't belong in adult jails

    Kids don't belong in adult jails
    When I first visited the Baltimore City Detention Center in 1999, I found an archaic, decaying facility that held people in grim cells with no direct natural light. The detention center held many children who were charged as adults, and they suffered some...
  • Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

    POTTSVILLE — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with...
  • Man who wanted prison released from jail

    Man who wanted prison released from jail
    David Potchen, a laid-off, homeless welder who admitted to a judge that he robbed a bank in 2014 in order to get caught and returned to prison, walked out of the Lake County Jail Monday afternoon with a job and housing waiting for him. Potchen's...
  • County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance

    County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance
    Benjamin Parangan lay in a hospital bed for nearly two months after being charged with trying to kill the founder of Osceola County's largest church. The 47-year-old janitor at Living Water Fellowship needed a ventilator at first to breathe while...