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  • Man charged with breaking into Downers Grove home

    Man charged with breaking into Downers Grove home
    A Hillside man is facing a felony charge after he was accused of breaking into a Downers Grove home last week. Louis Colella, 51, was charged with one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, Downers Grove Police Lt. Michael Willison said in a...
  • California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement

    California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement
    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. —California's $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates. When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a...
  • $40M pill mill kingpin's sentence reduced for testifying against docs

    $40M pill mill kingpin's sentence reduced for testifying against docs
    Christopher George, whose highly successful pill mills in Broward and Palm Beach counties made about $40 million, was hoping Friday that his cooperation with prosecutors would earn him a big break on the prison term he is serving. Though the inmate...
  • Transgender Youth To Stay At Prison For Females

    A transgender youth who was transferred out of the care of the Department of Children and Families and into the York Correctional Institute this week will remain at the women's prison, Department of Correction officials said Friday. The decision was made...
  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • Wake Forest man rescued in Atlanta; abduction related to daughter's work as prosecutor, investigators say

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. Two years ago, Assistant Wake County District Attorney Colleen Janssen watched as Kelvin Melton, a habitual offender in a case she prosecuted, was convicted and led off to prison. This week, Melton was accused by prosecutors of...
  • FHP: Day-care-crash suspect Robert Corchado arrested

    FHP: Day-care-crash suspect Robert Corchado arrested
    Cindy Williams' comments were carried to a national audience. But it was clear that, first and foremost, they were intended for one man: Robert Corchado, the suspected hit-and-run driver in a crash that killed 4-year-old Lily Quintus and injured 14 others...
  • Lehigh County Prison may become jail

    Lehigh County may change the name of its prison to reflect its mission as a short-term correctional institution. Corrections Director Ed Sweeney said "prison" is a misnomer that hearkens back to a time when local facilities housed inmates for more than...
  • Lawyers Fight Placement Of Juvenile In Male Correction Facility

    Lawyers for the youth who was transferred out of the care of the Department of Children and Families and into an adult prison pressed for a court order Thursday barring the youth's placement at the Manson Correctional Institute for males up to the age...
  • Federal judges name prison compliance officer

    Federal judges name prison compliance officer
    SACRAMENTO -- A retired appellate judge in Los Angeles has been tapped by federal courts to make the final decision on which and how many inmates to release from prison if California fails to meet a court-ordered limit on the state prison population. In...
  • Ex-Glendale councilman unlikely to serve full 1-year jail sentence

    Ex-Glendale councilman unlikely to serve full 1-year jail sentence
    Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman, convicted of embezzlement, is only expected to serve roughly half of the one-year jail term he was sentenced to on Monday. Drayman -- sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court after pleading guilty to...