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  • Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County

    Sharp rise in prisoners allowed to go home pending trial in Cook County
    If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court. Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    California's beleaguered prison system on Thursday dipped below a court-imposed population cap for the first time, a benchmark the state will have to maintain to satisfy judges overseeing the agency. A 2013 ruling by a panel of three judges gave...
  • Male Correction Officer Charged With Sex Assault At Women's Prison

    EAST LYME — An investigation into sexual misconduct at the state's only prison for female inmates has led to the arrest of a male correction officer, state police said Friday. Jeff Bromley, 46, was charged Thursday with second-degree sexual...
  • Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars

    Prop. 47 brings a shift to longer time spent behind bars
    For decades, Los Angeles County jail inmates divided their sentences by five, 10 or 20 to calculate the time they would actually spend behind bars. Because of overcrowding, they left after completing as little as 5% of their sentences. Now, as...
  • Jeremy Meeks, whose handsome mugshot went viral, sentenced to prison

    Jeremy Meeks' mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant  glare sent the Internet into a frenzy last year. But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks' mug did little to change the...
  • Kendall bids to house U.S. Marshal inmates

    Kendall County is making a bid to house U.S. Marshal's inmates under a similar agreement the federal agency had with Kane County which appears to have fizzled out. The sheriff's office filed an application to house 30 inmates at its county jail in...
  • Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail

    Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail
    The city of Newport News said Thursday it plans to shut down a minimum-security correctional center on the banks of the James River and move the inmates to the Newport News City Jail within a matter of months. The decision to close the City Prison...
  • Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs

    Gloucester board, sheriff seek ways to cut jail costs
    An increase in the number of Gloucester inmates housed outside of the county costs over half a million dollars annually – an amount the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff's Office is hoping to reduce with possible alternatives. Gloucester County...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...
  • Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding

    Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding
    Los Angeles County’s long-overcrowded jail system saw a sharp decline in new inmates after California voters approved a law last year reducing penalties for a wide array of nonviolent crimes. According to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of...
  • State keeps 1,250 parolees behind bars due to housing shortage

    State keeps 1,250 parolees behind bars due to housing shortage
    State prison officials hold close to 1,250 inmates beyond their release dates every year — not because they pose a threat to the public but because they cannot find a place to live that parole officers find suitable, according to court papers and...