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  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
  • Gang member gets state prison for shooting teen in botched drug deal

    Gang member gets state prison for shooting teen in botched drug deal
    An admitted gang member who shot a 16-year-old boy during a botched drug deal in east Allentown last summer was sentenced Monday to 61/2 to 20 years in state prison. Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos told Ruben "P-Dot" Pichirilo, 20, he was lucky...
  • Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man

    Prosecutors deny any mischief in early release of El Rukn hit man
    The surprise release of former El Rukn general Earl Hawkins from prison more than a decade sooner than had been expected was not the result of any conspiracy to reward Hawkins for his recent testimony in two civil proceedings involving a former gang...
  • Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?

    Could Florida prison officials have stopped fatal beating?
    A prisoner with a history of assaulting other inmates will go on trial this week, accused of fatally beating his cellmate with batteries stuffed into a sock while the victim's feet and legs were tied. Shawn Rogers, 34, is charged in the death of...
  • Left, right can unite on reform: Editorial

    Does anyone other than liberals really care about prison reform? Floridians who are unfamiliar with the issue might assume the answer is no. And they would be dead wrong. Billionaire Charles Koch is considered Public Enemy No. 1 among many liberals...
  • Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry

     Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry
    Sheriff's officials convicted of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails have been testifying before a grand jury as prosecutors set their sights on the highest echelons of the department, according to sources familiar with...
  • Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell

    Imprisoned Hamilton offers advice for McDonnell
    RICHMOND — Former Virginia state delegate Phillip A. Hamilton, who got a prison sentence far harsher than the one imposed on former governor Robert McDonnell this week, has advice for anyone following the trail he blazed from the Capitol to...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...