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  • Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit

    Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit
    A federal judge ruled in favor of Orange County last month in a lawsuit brought by a transgender inmate who was raped by a fellow inmate while in the custody of the county jail in 2008, recently filed court documents show. The victim, identified as D.B....
  • Guantanamo forced feedings: Doctor says using olive oil was mistake

    WASHINGTON Navy medical staff put Guantanamo prisoners' health at risk by using "for cultural preference" olive oil to lubricate feeding tubes, a doctor testified at federal court hearing on prison force-feeding practice Tuesday. Dr. Steven Miles, a...
  • Inmate turns up dead after reporting threats by guard

    MIAMI Yet another suspicious death this one at a women's prison in Ocala last week has civil rights groups calling for a Justice Department probe into prison abuse. Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution's harshest and...
  • L.A. County votes to keep ICE presence in jails

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. The board voted 3-0 to...
  • Inmates face problem habit

    Inmates face problem habit
    Joy remembers the day that risking a few dollars for fun turned into a rush she couldn't control. It was Feb. 14, 2000, at the casino in Charles Town, W.Va. She plunked some money into a slot machine, and out came hundreds of dollars — and the...
  • Juvenile detention camp therapist pleads not guilty to molesting teen

    A former therapist at a juvenile detention camp pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. Ana Patricia Moennich, 36, was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on sexual...
  • Some Guantanamo hunger strikers get special treatment, detainee argues

    WASHINGTON Six Guantanamo captives who've been on hunger strike since 2007 got comfy seats this year, communal forced-feedings and television distraction as a way to get them to stop their food protest at the Pentagon prison, it was revealed at federal...
  • Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement

    Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement
    In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe. The hand-written letters were dated Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. They were both released...
  • Supreme Court should give half an inch on inmate's beard

    When it ruled this year that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit corporation, had a religious right to refuse to include contraception in its employee health insurance plans, the Supreme Court pushed an important principle to unreasonable extremes. But the...
  • Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones

    Prisons can't stop influx of illegal cellphones
    Smuggling a cellphone to an inmate is a felony, and everyone who enters a prison is searched for contraband. And yet, inside Florida's prisons, the phones are everywhere. Cellphones have become a hot commodity in prison black markets, according to...
  • Detroit prep football star arrested hours after release from jail

    Jayru Campbell the Detroit Cass Tech football star who served time in jail for assaulting a school security officer is back in police custody Friday, just hours after being released from jail. A source familiar with the incident told the Free Press...