| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Jesse Friedman looked composed but slightly weary Tuesday morning as he sat in a rented mini-bus en route from Manhattan's Upper East Side to a press conference at the Nassau County Supreme Court, where he was about to begin the latest chapter in the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the "boldest move in criminal justice in decades," Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis that had appalled federal judges and stumped governors for two decades.
Diverting thousands of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:26 PM
At least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilizations in which the women's informed consent was in question, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The inquiry by the California state auditor found no evidence that doctors...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Six challengers stand in the way — barely — of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as she seeks a second term. Several of them are, to be kind, colorful; one or two may have political futures. One will wind up on the Nov. 4 general election...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20.
They pointed to his relatively...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:24 AM
John Winfield, scheduled to be executed in Missouri next week, was granted a stay on Thursday by a federal judge, who cited concerns that a prison worker may have been intimidated into deciding not to write a letter on behalf of the death row inmate....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A 23-year-old Cleveland man was formally charged with aggravated murder after police say he shot and killed his 2-year-old son during a domestic dispute Tuesday night.
Derrice Alexander was involved in a "physical and verbal" altercation with the boy'...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:39 PM
Under court pressure to improve psychiatric care for deeply disturbed death row inmates, state officials are moving quickly to open a 40-bed hospital at San Quentin prison to house them.
The court-appointed monitor of mental health care in California's...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
As long as I walk this earth, I will never forget the exact moment, 11:45 p.m. June 1, 2013, when the call came in. It was Chanel Fugnetti with news that just moments earlier, Kelly Blue Morehouse had succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues.
Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Authorities in Canada and the United States were searching on Monday for three fugitives who escaped from a Quebec jail in a helicopter, the second airborne prison break in the Canadian province in just over a year.
Police say the three men, who were...