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  • Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster

    Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster
    The Catholic priest and the childhood friend of imprisoned Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. allegedly met at a low-key Italian restaurant tucked in a strip mall in Lake Barrington, a place with the usual dark wood and quiet booths, Sinatra crooning...
  • Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced

    Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced
    Tavon White, described by authorities as a calculating gang leader who essentially took over the Baltimore jail to smuggle drugs in cahoots with corrections officers, drew compliments from a federal judge and prosecutor at his sentencing Monday. U.S....
  • Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor

    Drew Peterson's hit man charge echoes 2012 rant against prosecutor
    A bitter Drew Peterson stood in a courtroom two years ago and demanded that Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow look him in the eye. “Never forget my face,” Peterson said as his voice shook with rage. “Never forget what...
  • State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration

    State Awards Ireland $6 Million For 21 Years Of Wrongful Incarceration
    HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there. Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    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...
  • 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...
  • What's next for City Farm

    The City Prison Farm, a minimum-security correctional facility in Newport News, served a valuable purpose for decades. But time has taken its toll and, according to a consultant's report, the price tag of needed repairs may not be worth taxpayers'...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured

    Detention center workers accused of organizing fight that left juvenile inmate injured
    A fight that left a juvenile at a West Palm Beach detention center with a possible broken eye socket and broken nose was organized by employees, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Youth Counselor David Croney, 40, of...
  • 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...
  • 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...