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  • Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge

    Outgoing L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina opts for new challenge
    As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning. "Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee

    Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee
    A juvenile hall guard in Bakersfield was in custody Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a juvenile detained at the facility, police officials announced. Bakersfield police on Sept. 30 began investigating Cesar Navejar, 36, a corrections officer...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • New session offers lawmakers a chance to set a meaningful agenda

    New session offers lawmakers a chance to set a meaningful agenda
    California's two-year legislative session began Monday as incumbent and new members of the Assembly and state Senate took their oaths. But it seemed as if the Legislature was already off and running before Thanksgiving, because some lawmakers announced...
  • At issue: Solitary confinement for death row inmates

    Should prisoners in Virginia sentenced to die for their crimes be kept in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives? That was at issue before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Tuesday, with the Virginia Department of...
  • A mini-Medicaid expansion in Virginia

    Virginia's legislature didn't like the idea of Medicaid expansion to cover all Virginia adults with incomes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty line, but the state has quietly embarked on a kind of mini-expansion. It affects prisoners. And it...
  • U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says

    U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says
    The U.S. Navy submariner who was shot in North Lauderdale on Thanksgiving is talking, his mother says, and the man accused of shooting him remains jailed without bond. Sandra Adams, 51, said her critically wounded son Anthon Adams, 29, is off a...
  • Teen suspect in slaying of Oakland Park woman returned to Broward

    It was late on a June night when an intruder awoke 19-year-old Nicole Franco as she lay beneath the covers in her bed. The burglar stabbed the aspiring chef with one of her own knives and watched her call 911 before fleeing with her wallet. Those are...
  • In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

    Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...